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Tend to agree with Jan! It's a lot of work and responsibility to do a large raffle. If a charity is willing to take it on, then it's easier. However, JustGiving may well be the better option, especially with people living all over the place!
|rosemary Rosenfeld||12/02/2012 18:48:24|
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Hi , there will just be the ONE raffle with 2/3 prizes (ie quilts). I'm sure we can manage to sell 1000 tickets between us, certainly I will be trying to get as much publicity as possible and if we go down the "proper" route then we can advertise in PP and any other magazine we can think of! After all 1000 tickets (the minimum you can order) is 200 books and if there are 20 of us selling tickets that is only 10 books each and I am POSITIVE that more than 20 people would offer to sell. We have to buy 1000 tickets anyway, if we don't sell them all...... so be it!!I already have some contributions, sent with fabric etc so I have a start.
I have emailed "Breakthrough Breast Cancer" but being the weekend have not heard back yet. I know we could hand over all the hastle to them BUT if they really didn't do it properly.... that would be such a shame and there's nothing we could do about it!
Lets see what happens, I will contact Wilts CC tomorrow and see what they say!
Can't wait Jan!!!
|Winnie the B.O.L.B||12/02/2012 19:07:05|
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I think your idea is a good one and I'm pretty sure that a lot od people will offer to sell the tickets. As I said before, I don't think it's possible - or practical for me to try to sell tickets - apart from anything else, if ome of my "buyers" won - it would be a bit difficult to get their quilt to them!! Mind you, could be a good excuse for someone in the gang to deliver it personally!!!!
However, i'm willing to make some financial contribution and, yes, Rosemary , I will buy some tickets from you when you are here in April!!! What are you going to do if I win one!???
Surely Breakthrough Breast Cancer will give us some kind of support/ publicity -??? However, as a few of us can talk for Britain, maybe we can make our own publicity. I'm sure you will keep us up to date so look forward ot hearing what you need us all to do.
|Janet M||13/02/2012 00:00:49|
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I see you are doing the two/three Quilts all in one raffle, don't blame you but can I dare make yet another suggestion......
You make them progressively smaller, this one I have here is a fairly large lap quilt so the next could be a tad smaller and then with what blocks you have left smaller still, or shall I just shut up. Feel free.
Whatever you decide on the tickets thing, you know I will buy tickets off you and I am going to say to all the BLOG peeps on here,
advertise the raffle on your BLOGS please,with a picture of it,
FACEBOOK peeps too, whack it on there,
that way we should get more than just us buying tickets.
Are you allowing peeps abroad to buy the tickets too, I don't see why not, it is not that expensive to send Quilts abroad I have done it, you just never ever put Quilt in the custom docket form. That is like a magnet to some nasty folk.
Oh by the way it is quilted and I have put the binding on the back this evening, I shall finish it tomorrow completely take some piks then get it in the post either tomorrow or Tuesday to you Rosemary. I hope you will like what I have done. I have had some fun!!
|rosemary Rosenfeld||13/02/2012 00:13:22|
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Hi Jan,can't wait to see it!
This one is the middle one size wise, Marlene is going to do the biggest and I willdo a smaller one with what is left!
I'm sure we will sell enough tickets to make it worth all the effort!
|Janet M||13/02/2012 00:15:53|
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How is the next one coming along Rosemary, is it big enough for a picture yet?
If you don't have many blocks left you could always make a cushion or bag with them.
Edited By BattyJan on 13/02/2012 00:27:06
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Gosh, only just caught up with this thread, haven't actually read every page, but all I can say Rosemary is well done and good luck.
When the tickets are ready I will buy some and if I won something (very unlikely,knowing me) then it could wait for my trip to UK in summer.
Will pm you Rosemary about how I can pay.
My only experience of this sort of thing was many years ago when I was organiser for Berkhamsted Quilters of a charity raffle quilt for Ian Rennie Hospice at Home. It was an amazing financial success due to the fact that the quilt was displayed in their shops, one after another, and raffle tickets were sold there. We had a lot of support from them.
If anyone is interested then there is a smaller version of the quilt we made (houses and trees with a flower border - called "There's No Place Like Home") in my photos. I loved it so much by the time it was finished that I just had to make myself a smaller personal version.
|Winnie the B.O.L.B||13/02/2012 08:10:55|
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Hi Rosemary - I've just sent you some money via PayPal for the raffle fund. Great news that some of the girls have already sent donations. They are a smashing crowd aren't they.
Thank you, on behalf of us all, for taking on this task; I'm just sorry I can't be of more practical help.
In terms of the blocks you still need, I'm putting a parcel in the post today - it's got about 150 HSTs in it - I got a bit carried away with my cutting out and suddenly realised how many i had!! Hope they'll be useful.
In terms of selling tickets abroad - just seen that post from Jan - if we can do that, then I'll join in. Also remember, if you were to be sending a quilt parcel within the European Union, there are no customs to worry about at all.
|rosemary Rosenfeld||13/02/2012 08:40:40|
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Thanks Margaret, for the money and in advance for the squares. I had a count up yesterday and with these and the others promised together with the fabric I have , I should have enough for the second quilt. I have had a busy weekend so no sewing, we had to go to re-tune Mum's TV yesterday! Today will be a sewing day and I will take some more photos to show you. Of the 15x 12inch blocks, 4 are completed and 3 more half done! I have also made 2 corner blocks and 9 edge pieces! I am really pleased with it so far, Having SO many different pinks and cream has made it so much easier for me!! Thank you all,
|quilt and patch||13/02/2012 09:07:51|
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Rosemary,I have some plain pink off cuts again,not the same pink as last lot, this is poly-cotton. I can drop it in when passing if of any use.
Also if you see Sue could you remind her to send off her pennants if she hasn't already as closing date is 15th Feb. I have just posted mine! Also if you have any more to go,or know of any groups still doing them! thanks Liz
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