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Monday, November 16, 2009

Easy Project Idea for Fundraisers

The majority of my quilting, sewing & embroidery projects get donated to various charities.  Recently, I've been working on a couple of different fundraisers, plus making quilts for charities (e.g. Linus, Camp Reach For The Sky, etc.).  This last Saturday night I helped with a silent auction fundraiser.  While there were many delightful items on the silent auction table, one of the very popular items that many were bidding on was this cute flannel rag quilt that had a Pirate theme.  I found a cute kids hat with a Pirate motif, and some other pirate accessorites to go with it.

In making this quilt, I used several different flannel scraps, including some fabric that I found that had a Pirate theme design.

This flannel rag quilt was made quickly and very economically, primarily with flannel scraps.  So, I was very happy when I saw that the winner was so delighted with this quilt and had won it with a very generous donation to this fundraiser. 

I believe the reason this quilt was so easy & fast to make, is that I used the AccuQuilt Go cutter.  While I love to make quilts to go to charity programs that help children, I was very happy to see  this quilt help raise a sizeable amount of money at a silent auction fundraiser.  I couldn't have done it without the AccuQuilt Go cutter.  So, if you are ever looking for something for a silent auction/raffle fundraiser, think of using the AccuQuilt Go cutter to help quickly make a beautiful quilt that you can use to help raise money for your fundraiser!  I think such an AccuQuilt Go quilting project would make a great school or church fundraiser, as well help create beautiful items for many other fundraisers.  The precision cutting also allows you to bring in help by non-quilters (as you don't need to be an experienced quilter to accurately cut fabrics using the AccuQuiltGo cutter).

AccuQuilt is offering a $25 in-store coupon in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Nov/Dec 2009 issue! Save $25 off the retail purchase price of $350 for the GO! Fabric Cutter. Surprise someone for the holidays or treat yourself! Find coupon on pg. 95 of the issue, available on newsstands now; http://tiny.cc/htvlS

And, I've been having so much fun giving free demonstrations of the AccuQuiltGo, if you are in So. Cal and want to have me give a demonstration at your guild, store, or class, email me.  While I'm not paid to give these FREE demonstrations, I do enjoy giving them that I might be able to arrange to give your guild, store or class a free demo.  And I do have the following FREE demonstrations scheduled, so feel free to stop by:

Saturday, November 21st   11am-3pm
    "          December 5th         "         "
    "               "          12th       "          "

The above demonstrations have been scheduled at Rosie's Calico Cupboard, 7151 El Cajon Blvd. Suite F,
San Diego, CA 92115 Phone: 619-697-5758

And, click here, to view FREE AccuQuilt Project Sheets (quilt patterns & various project ideas).


Barb said...

You are one busy gal and very generous also...you have the quilters heart of hearts!!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the pirate quilt and I love that you donate quilts.....they are a true gift of love

Beena said...

Love the pirate quilt! And if I lived in that area, I would have loved to see you demo the AccuQuiltGo.