Are you looking for a way to start the New Year with a clean, organized sewing room? Well, the Executive Board and Programs may have the answer! There will be a silent auction as part of the January 2020 general Guild meeting. Here is your chance to donate that fabric that you are now asking yourself, ”What was I thinking,” when you bought it. Or that kit that remains unopened on your shelf. How about those duplicates of tools and rulers that you liked SO much that you have purchased TWO or maybe THREE of them, but use only ONE? These are the types of items we are recruiting. You may bring your donations to the October, November, or December meetings. Please put your name on all items in case we have questions. Your suggested price would be appreciated.
“Why are we having a silent auction,” you ask? Even though the Guild has maintained its high quality of programs for which it is known, the Guild has also been operating at a deficit for at least the last six years. Therefore, to offset those losses and to help stop the flow of “red ink”, the Executive Board and Programs are planning a silent auction as part of the program for January 2020. The funds generated from the auction will help support the rising costs of presenters and keep the cost for classes as low as possible.
Once again, we hope everyone will participate in this much needed fundraiser. Keep in mind, we will not accept used goods or leftover scraps. Those scraps are for the “mystery bags” at the Spectrum. Also, if you, or a business you know, would like to donate a gift basket filled with multiple items, that would be much appreciated as well.