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    Now that is excellent advice!! Thanks yarnball! The ISU campus isn't that far away and many people here in Idaho Falls have either been to the campus as students or have children who are attending. I will have to start buying a lot of orange and black. :D
    ~Tiffany

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    That's a very good plan, yarnball! Exactly the right kind of marketing. You just have to be careful to NOT use the university symbols in order to avoid trademark/copyright infringement.

    Someone else mentioned hospital gift shops for baby quilts - that's a good plan if you have an "in" at your local hospital.

    You can pair up with a friend or just ask another store to carry your product. Some local friends have a produce market in the summer, and she has offered to sell quilts for me with no markup, just because it's good business for her to have more products to offer passing customers. I haven't figured out a good way to do it, though - she is on a busy intersection and it's so dusty... I don't know how we could display the quilts and protect them from dirt. They just don't look the same under plastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yarnball
    I live in a huge university town and I can sell anything ... anything! ... if it's in the team colors. Doesn't even have to relate to the school; just be in those colors. I put some of my stuff at a few local b&b, especially for the fall football season.
    Same for our town. Its kind of big on sports...they'll cut out art classes and its no big deal, but there'd be a town mob if anything with sports got cut out. Anything in black and orange or tigers (our team's mascot) will sell pretty well. When I was on the Art Team, we had to come up with a way to make money to fund the group our second year (the principal pitched in the money for the first year). One of the members created a couple of designs with the tiger, black and orange, and the town's initals and we had a ton of window decals made out of them (they were only like $.30 to make...real cheap) and sold them at games for a $1 or $2. Probably every car in town had one of our decals on their car window after we started selling them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathe
    Find out who organizes the Cranberry Festival and call them. Ask about sales opportunities. Then, if you can sell things, make quilts that fit the occasion - northwoodsy things, probably. Is it in September? You can do things with a winter theme (maybe autumn, if there isn't already snow on the ground. I have LIVED in northern WI!)
    I'd have to find out who organizes it...that is if I decide I want to sell things (impossible at this point...don't have much to work with). I'm not sure exactly when it is, but about late summer/early fall when the weather hasn't turned to crap just yet (and I'm guessing when they start harvesting cranberries...makes sense since its called "Cran Fest". lol)

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    http://www.cranfest.com/index.cfm?event=pageview&id=18

    There's a contract in Word that you can download there, and phone number for contacting them.

    Good luck!


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