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Thread: What is your favorite quilt guild door prize?

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    What is your favorite quilt guild door prize?

    I need some help coming up with some new and inspiring quilt guild door prizes? Everyone in our guild, as most, has just about anything that they need or what as far a quilting goes. Even some cute ideas for making gifts would be helpful. Usually about $10 or less is our budget. Also any gift wrapping ideas too. Thanks so much.

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    A gift certificate to a LQS! And often the LQS will give the certificate for free or at a discount, because it brings someone in the door who is sure to spend more than the value of the certificate.

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    Our Guild provides a fat quarter for monthly Birthdays. You could have coordinating bundles for larger prizes.

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    ​I don't think you can go wrong with fabric. What quilter doesn't love more fabric? How about some special threads? How about a new quilt magazine?

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    A coordinated fat quarter bundle, a jelly roll (or comparable). Gift certificates are good, too.

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    I like a variety of fat quarters, charm squares and even some jelly rolls. Doesn't have to be a lot, just something different.

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    -Pigma pens in different colors
    -special labels
    -stork scissors
    -cleaning brushes for sewing machine
    -a reeaaally good seam ripper (clover is my favorite)


    Each of the above wrapped in a FQ with a matching thread.

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    Charm packs or fat quarters, every time!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I like those plastic project boxes that are just big enough to hold 12 inch blocks plus a bit more. I kept hoping I would win one, as I had tried to find them but couldn't. (I guess Hobby Lobby was out of them when I looked.)

    Well, as I sat next to a lady who won one at our guild meeting Monday night, I told her I envied her. She told me she had just seen them for sale for $5.39 at Michael's. So I stopped on the way home and bought four! Very happy.

    They say something about scrapbooking on the label, and they have a plastic lid that snaps on. They are sort of the size of a pizza box, only thicker. I wanted one for my Block of the Month challenge, but I bought four. I am sure I will find a use for them.

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    Love those boxes! I am an ex scrapbooker and I am slowly converting them to quilt boxes. Jo Ann's also sells a tower that they can all fit into. It's sometimes on sale but always available with the coupon when it isn't on sale.

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    I'm in charge of the door prize box at our guild. When I find a good clearance sale I stock up on scissors, rotary cutters, thread sets, fat quarter bundles, and even jigsaw puzzles of quilt pictures. I never put anything in the box for a door prize I wouldn't want to win. I think a door prize should be something nice not necessarily expensive. Everyone has fat quarters and what do you do with one lone fat quarter?
    Got fabric?

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    This is something I did for a friend. Really did not cost much because I had a ton of scraps. I bought this box at Joann fabric for 4.00. Cut a ton of 2,1/2 in scraps & put about 30 together and put paper clip on it. Made enough to fill the box .
    I cut about 500 but it was on my Go Cutter so I did several at a time. Just a thought. Would be different.
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    Great idea Nena! This will make nice gifts for quilt friends.
    Got fabric?

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    I would say if you have folks that like scrap quilts any collection of blocks or strips are great.

    I like to get some nice stationary if you can find or cards with quilt theme. This sight has had some great clearance lately preparing for retirement. Darn, I cannot find it so maybe she has shut it down.

    Quilting related jewelry or make some fobs for sissors and cutters.

    My favorite CHOCOLATE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict View Post
    I would say if you have folks that like scrap quilts any collection of blocks or strips are great.

    I like to get some nice stationary if you can find or cards with quilt theme. This sight has had some great clearance lately preparing for retirement. Darn, I cannot find it so maybe she has shut it down.

    Quilting related jewelry or make some fobs for sissors and cutters.

    My favorite CHOCOLATE!

    Is it bbdcreations.com?

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    a set of Sangria Glasses.....I really use them.
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    Our guild amasses things we don't use and puts them up as birthday gifts or door prizes. The recipient gets to choose which gift she wants. There are small quilted items, patterns, quilty notions, sometimes plants, candles, etc. On my birthday I chose a little chicken pincushion. Cute!

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    Ditto the quilt store door prize or .... a book about quilts or quilters, a novel. (I have plenty of "how too" or quilt books with new ideas!) Yikes I can get all of the idea I want right her on the QB site!

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    I agree with everyone about giving fat quarters/fabric!

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    Or, how about some customizable quilt labels?

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    guild door prize????? trying to breath some life into our guild...please explain...is this offered at every meeting? sounds like a good way to bring in members....is it only for members or are guests also eligible? thanks for info

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    My is when I won A sewing machine. But I was at a quilt show in Calif. Has someone had mentioned pin cushions? Those are always a nice small gift.
    Indiana Diana

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    guild door prize????? trying to breath some life into our guild...please explain...is this offered at every meeting? sounds like a good way to bring in members....is it only for members or are guests also eligible? thanks for info
    At our guild, when you show up, you sign your name. Next to each name is a number....and you can select your number. (I choose 13 last time because no one else had, but normally I select my age or birthday.) Then they draw five numbers or so, and those folks get the door prizes. You don't have to remember your number, as your name is next to it and they just call the name.

    It's a nice treat.

    Dina

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    We have a coupon that provides a 2nd night free in our retreat center that we like to send to nearby groups! We're in Illinois though, so that probably wouldn't be a very good prize for a guild in Texas, lol

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    Our guild has 2-3 vendors at each meeting and they donate things from their booth for door prizes. The local quilt shops donate a $10.00 gift certificate to be used in their shops each month and then members donate like new items to the guild to be used as door prizes. We have also donated attendance at the workshop (to fill the classes) that are usually held the next day. This works for our guild.

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