Upcoming Programs for 2020
TWO Classes with Michele Crawford
Please see the information on the home page. NOTE: The date has been changed to Saturday, October 31st due to a scheduling conflict with the facility.
Annual Basket Raffle and Silent Auction
November 23, 2020: Annual Basket Raffle/ Silent Auction
It is time to put your basket(s) together for the NOVEMBER basket raffle. If you have found some things you no longer need or realize you will never use, please consider putting those items together in a basket for either the basket raffle or the silent auction! Remember, your basket or donation does NOT need to be sewing related! We have had some wonderful baskets in the past with themes like: wine, picnic, coffee, tea, game night, etc. ANYTHING goes!
Silent Auction items tend to be items that are higher in value. One year someone donated a Featherweight! Quilts and wall hangings have also been popular silent auction items. The silent auction item could even be something like a boat trip on Lake Coeur d’Alene, or catering a dinner for 8 people. We ask the person submitting the silent auction item to set the starting bid. Bids on silent auction items will increase by 10% of the starting bid price. In other words, if the starting bid is set at $20, each subsequent bid must be $2 (or more) higher, even if the first bid is $25. You may also put a reserve price on the item. If the bidding does not hit or go over the reserve price, you may take your item back at the end of the evening.
If you have items you would like to donate, but in and of itself that item(s) isn’t enough for a basket, we would be happy to accept those donations and will pair them up with some items from others. We have already received a few donations of fabric, books, rulers, even a serger sewing machine! Please call Mary Wallgren at 909-815-2596 to arrange for pick-up, or better yet, just bring them to our September meeting. Since we are very short of storage space, please bring your finished baskets to the November meeting. We would like to have them all there about 5:00 so we can get set up and people can purchase tickets.
Let’s hope all goes well with the world so we can still meet and have our NOVEMBER Basket Raffle and Silent Auction on November 23rd. We look forward to having you join us and we appreciate any and all donations! Don’t forget, you are welcome to bring your friends, even if they are NOT members of NIQ. There is NO guest fee for our November meeting. It may be a great place to get some great bargains on your holiday gifts.
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