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Fundraising

The PPQG Quilt Showcase and Boutique event is our biggest fundraiser of the year. It is held each September, during the Labor Day weekend, at the same time as the annual Commonwheel Art Festival in Manitou Springs, CO.   We hold two types of sales:  (1) Silent Auction of large hand-made quilts, and (2) direct sales of smaller quilts and handiwork in our Boutique area. It takes a village to make this a successful event! 

Email Sue McMullen, Fundraising Chairperson, if you have any questions, want to make an item, or volunteer for the fundraiser.

You can help in several essential ways:

  • Make a hand-made quilt from a kit made up for you (available at monthly meeting Fundraising table) or one of your own design. You can complete top, then hand off to others for quilting and binding, or finish it all yourself. For each contributed item, you will need a donation form so we can track the inventory and status of sale items.

  • Make and donate hand-made quilts, wall hangings, table runners, market bags, stuffed toys and many other items which are sold at the Manitou event. See below for more details about items and workdays for Boutique.

  • We also need volunteers to work the Manitou event and help with sales, organization, set-up, or any of the many event tasks that needs done.

 

Join us for workdays on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 9:00am - 3:00pm at Fire Station #20, Colorado Springs (near corner of Dublin and Rangewood). Come for the entire day or come and go as you need. Bring your machine and sewing gear, or if that isn't possible--just yourself.  There will be plenty for you to do to help!

Only two more additional Fundraising Wednesday workdays, on May 8 and May 22, 2024, at Fire Station #20 from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Everyone is welcome! The focus for these additional Wednesday workdays is to make kits or sew certain Boutique items that will help us effectively manage our sale inventory. The kits will be available for you to pick up at the Fundraising table at monthly general meetings or to take home and finish from the workday. 

 

Below is a list of items we hope to add or increase to the Boutique compared to last year. If you have your own pattern (or YouTube video) for any of these items, feel free to go ahead and make them up and turn into Fundraising before the end of July. We appreciate you!

Boutique Item                         Goal Number

Car Trash Bag                                     10

Water Bottle Holder                          10

Neck Warmer                                        5

Christmas Tree (Med/Large)             20

Cloth Covered Notebook                   25

Microwave Bowl (Med/Large)           30

Trick or Treat Bag                                15

Scrabble Decor                                    15

Dog Bed                                                  2

Placemats (set of 4 x 2)                        6 sets

Napkins (set of 4 x 2)                            6 sets

Daily Cloth Napkins (set of 4)              6 sets

Casserole Hot Pad                               10

Reuseable Cloth Towels                        5

Makeup Remover Pads                       20

 

Questions about donating or volunteering? 

Send us a message at ppqgfundraising@gmail.com

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