Once or twice each year, our guild members share their time and talents with the community by offering handmade items for sale. We sew items all during the year, donate them to the guild’s fundraising committee to tag and price, then set up and help “staff” the booth at community events. Income from sales helps fund our guild’s charity projects and educational programs for members. Credit cards are accepted.
2023 Upcoming Events
- March 8-11, 2023 – Quilt Show at Elon Community Church
- December 2, 2023 – Merry Market at Village at Brookwood
Two New Fundraisers at the 2023 Quilt Show
The Alamance Piecemakers Guild is introducing two new fundraisers at the 2023 “Art Feeds the Soul” Quilt Show, which opens March 8 and runs for four consecutive days in Elon, NC. (For more info about the upcoming show, click “Joint Quilt Show” under our “Community” tab.)
If you attended the first “Joint” show in March of 2022, you will remember that BOTH sponsoring guilds set up their “Boutiques” on the raised stage area at the back of the large hall. The Show Planning Committee learned a few lessons from that experience! We hope you appreciate the changes we have in store for our upcoming show. Yes, BOTH Guilds are co-sponsoring the Quilt Show again. But only the Burlington Carousel Quilt Guild will offer “boutique” sales. The TWO NEW fundraisers benefitting the Alamance Piecemakers Quilt Guild are a raffle of “Gift Baskets” and a quilt “Silent Auction.” ALL of the fundraisers at the 2023 Quilt Show will be located either in the atrium where you enter the building, in the hallway leading to the display of “show quilts,” or in the CLC classroom (to the left just before you enter the Quilt Show). No stairs this year!
Raffle of “Gift Baskets” (APQG)
A selection of over 20 themed gift baskets will be available to choose from. Some of the baskets will be sewing-related, but many will be of interest to anyone regardless of your hobbies! Basket themes include: Movie Night, Chocolate Decadence, Picnic Basket, Tea Time, Morning Coffee, Pets, etc.
Winners will be selected by a random drawing from all tickets sold. Cost for raffle tickets is $1 each.
Each basket will be paired with its own jar to collect tickets. One ticket will be drawn from each jar (representing a basket) on Saturday, March 11, at noon or shortly thereafter. YOU choose which basket you would like to win by placing your ticket in the jar paired with that basket.
To enter the basket raffle – Buy a ticket and write in (1) your name and (2) a phone number where we can reach you on Saturday at noon. You do not have to be present to win! If you are a winner, we will call you to make arrangements for you to come back and pick up your basket. If you cannot return to pick up your basket, we ask that you reimburse the Guild for the cost of having it shipped to you.
Quilt “Silent Auction” (APQG)
In a separate display area, for the first time at one of our quilt shows, you will have the opportunity to “bid on” or directly purchase a handmade quilt donated by one of our members for the express purpose of raising money to support our guild. At least 30 quilts will be available to touch and take home! (Don’t expect to see any ribbon awards on the Silent Auction quilts, as they are not part of the judged Quilt Show.) Styles go from traditional to artistic.
- Many are small (and affordable!). You will find:
- baby quilts – for that Baby Shower coming up.
- wall hangings – perfect to brighten your den or to decorate a dorm room.
- table runners or “toppers” to add flair to your kitchen or dining room.
- Some are medium sized – big enough to cuddle under while watching a movie with your favorite person.
- A few quilts are large enough to be “bed toppers” that would cover up your normal comforter (but wouldn’t hang down the sides of the mattress).
How does this work? Each Silent Auction quilt will have number and an associated paper bid sheet indicating the price range assigned to that particular quilt.
- The “starting bid” is at the bottom of the price range. It is the minimum price we will accept for that quilt. Starting bids will vary, depending on the size of quilt, complexity of design, and the preferences of the maker.
- The “buy-it-now” price is at the top of the price range. If you are willing to pay that amount, then you are invited to pay right away and take the quilt home with you!
More about bidding –
- To bid, you will sign your name, enter a bid amount, and include a phone number where we can reach you on Saturday at noon – if you are the high bidder.
- A “bid increment” will be indicated on the bid sheet for each quilt. To outbid someone, you must increase the bidding by at least the required increment.
- There is no cost to bid (unless you are the high bidder when bidding closes on Saturday).
- We will accept bids over the four days of the Quilt Show. If bids on a quilt have not reached the “buy-it-now” price at the end of the day, we will continue to accept bids on that quilt the following day.
- A “buy-it-now” offer on a quilt supersedes all lower bids, and closes the bidding on that quilt. For the best selection of quilts to choose from, come to the Quilt Show on opening day!
- All bidding will close at noon on Saturday, March 11 (the last day of the show). If you have your “heart set” on being the high bidder on a particular quilt, then you will want to come back on Saturday before noon to check the bid sheet! High bid wins.
- Payment will be due at close of bidding on Saturday.
- You do not have to be present to win. If you are the high bidder on a quilt, we will call you shortly after noon on Saturday to make arrangements for you to come back to pay and pick up your quilt! (If you cannot return to pick up your quilt, we will ask you to cover the cost of having it shipped it to you.)
- We will accept credit card payments.
Quilt Show Boutique 2022
We normally have an extensive inventory ready for sale at our quilt shows. Let us know in advance if you have a special request.
140th Anniversary of Glencoe Mills (just north of Burlington)
On April 30, 2022, our guild joined in the festivities to celebrate 140 years since the opening of Glencoe Mill, which supplied plaids throughout the world. The Textile Heritage Museum at Glencoe is the only one in NC, so visit it if you have the chance. We didn’t sell plaids at our boutique that day, but we tried to dress the part!
Merry Market 2021
The photo below is from our boutique event during the holiday season, which took place at Village at Brookwood’s annual “Merry Market” for residents and the community.
Thank you for your support of our guild!