Sunday, October 27, 2013

Ticket Raffle 2013 - The Ins & Outs

Our STLMQG Ticket Raffle is always a lot of fun and the $$ we raise goes right back into our guild.  This will be our 3rd year hosting the Ticket Raffle and while many of our members are well-aware of how this works, we want to make sure that everyone can get in on the fun.

How This Works:
Members donate fabulous items at the November meeting and are issued tickets in exchange for the retail value of their complete donation.  Items are bundled, if necessary, or left as is and brought back to the December meeting.  In December, members can purchase tickets or use those they were issued to take a chance at winning the items which were donated. 

Donation FYI:
Donations should be things that your fellow members would like to win, and should generally be modern, new and unused...there are of course a few exceptions; which are listed below.  The key to donating is to create excitement in that item.  Do not use this as an opportunity to unload your magazines from 1997, that box of items you were going to donate to Good-Will or items which otherwise should be trashed. 

Acceptable Donation Items:
  • Quilt-Shop Quality Modern Fabric (Charm Packs, FQs, Half-Yards, Gallon bags of modern fabric scraps, etc)
  • Patterns (Totes/Handbags, Modern Quilt Patterns, etc.)
  • Finished Handmade Items (Modern Quilts, Handbags, WallHangings, Pillows, etc)
  • Thread (Aurifil, Gutterman, Speciality, etc)
  • Crafting Supplies (English Paper Piecing Supplies, Embroidery Kits, Fancy Yarns, etc)
  • Be Creative!!  We've had donations of Wine & Restaurant Gift Certificates in the past which are perfect too.

Ticket to Donation Exchange Rate (November Meeting):
If the estimated Retail value of your entire donation is…
$10 or less = 5 Tickets
$11 - $30 you receive 10 Tickets
$31 - $50 you receive 15 Tickets
$51 and up = 20 tickets

Tickets for purchase in December:
3 Tickets for $1 

Ticket Raffle Directions:
Buy your tickets, or use the ones you received in exchange for your donation.  Write your full name on the ticket, or make up small stickers (Return Address size) to place on the back, if you don't want to write your full name over and over.  Find the item/items you wish to take a chance on, place your ticket into the corresponding bag and cross your fingers. There is no limit to the amount of tickets that you can place into each bag, so if you really want an item…put “all your eggs in one basket”.  Winners will be randomly selected.  There is no limit to the amount that you can win. 

If you have any questions, do not hestiate to ask.

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