The premise is that everyone with a stash has stuff they know they're not going to use, or they have too much of something. Everyone brought 'stuff' to donate to the raffle, whether it was one item, a kit, a packet of half yards or fat quarters, whatever a sewist would like to have. It didn't have to be sewing related. Someone brought a big bag of chocolates, and someone else donated a basket with cheese and wine.
Wine always goes well with sewing, or sewing always goes well with wine... lol!
The two piece tickets were 50 cents each. You tore off half and put it in a small paper bag near the item you were interested in winning. We spent quite a while 'shopping' at the various tables that were set up, examining the wonderful items.
I got several kits:
|A small quilt kit of cupcakes...|
|Small kit for a wall hanging including the hanger. This will go in my kitchen.|
|This kit is like a wreath or something, I have to read the directions...|
|These are the pieces, precut, and very tiny!|
|There IS a cute little log cabin pouch and an adorable button flower in here.|
Then there was a Ziploc baggie with a bunch of stuff in it. There were patterns and some rubber stamps. I didn't really look too hard at the stamps, but the baggies inside were filled with:
It looks like someone used this stamp for a 60 degree triangle. It's about 2 inches on a side... With the dawn of rotary cutting I think this method of piecing went the way of the dinosaur, although I did come across a web site last week where this system was featured. I thought "how interesting, that someone would have you stamp on the back of the fabric!" Then, viola! I win a quilting stamp. But it might come in handy for other things.
The bag also contained some patterns and other things but the real find was this stamp:
|Abstract designs, this is about five inches square and will completely cover a small notepaper.|