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Thread: Has your guild ever held a craft sale?

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    Super Member charmpacksplus's Avatar
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    Jul 2009
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    I was just thinking.... I sure do have a lot of things around here I could sell at a craft sale and thought I might suggest it to the guild. What would be the pros and cons?

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    Super Member huntannette's Avatar
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    Jan 2009
    northern ontario
    i`m curious about this too...

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    Super Member jljack's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    North Carolina - But otherwise, NOTW
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    Our guild does a craft sale every 3 years...members can set up tables and sell whatever they have made themselves...from cooked/baked goods to sewn or needlework items. Anything...as long as it is hand made. That keeps out the home businesses selling Avon, etc.

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    Super Member maine ladybug's Avatar
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    Jun 2010
    Our Chapter of the state guild has had a few Quilt Shows and we have a large number of items that we sell during it at the craft table. We have always done quite well with it. The key to our sucess is this one thing. We ask each member of the group for at least ONE item to sell. They will give you more than that because the pressure is off. We always make the point that the items have to sell in a very limited time so they are going to be priced low ( or what we would consider low ) so DO NOT give us anything you will be upset at seeing the price we put on it. The prices are determined by a group of members, so no one person is responsible. Hope this is what you were looking for.

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    Super Member fabric_fancy's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    at my sewing machine
    we have one every year at our quilt show.

    not only is there tables to sell various items made by members but many of the quilts in the show are for sale also.

    this is the only reason why i do the shows - to sell my stuff.

    i don't need a ribbon for my work - a ribbon doesn't pay the bills around my house - i need cash.

    so every year i have quilts/bags/runners/dyed fabric to sell along with my show quilt. plus i give out my card for people who wish to commission something specific.

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