Monday, November 5, 2012

Mission Possible Sale

In October my energies were largely spent preparing for our bi-annual Mission Possible Arts, Crafts and Bake Sale at the Salvation Army. Proceeds from this sale go towards needs in under-developed countries. Projects such as providing clean water, education for children, medical assistance, and micro-credit are all part of The Salvation Army`s work. So I was happy to be able to do my part to help.
People who wanted to participate in the sale could either rent a table or a make a donation in kind. In addition to the rental cost, vendors had the option of donating part of their profits as well. Several of us who are avid quilters had our own little corners. We also had a artist and other crafters selling their wares. Gordon donated some of his books and four wooden breadboards which he makes.
I had fun making a variety of smaller items in addition to a number of large quilts. The response was good, so now my storage area has lots of room for future projects. One I will be working on is a tactile quilt for a little blind boy. More about that in the future.
The attached photos show my corner of the sale room.