Auction donations will consist of contributions from our members and guests. All proceeds generated from purchases will go to the Maine Tin Pedlar Chapter treasury for future programs. We are looking for anything nice, clean, useful, handy, pretty, cute, decorative, appropriate for re-giving, nice… (endless possibilities). Would you buy this yourself? For your best friend? Donations do not have to be fiber related, but if they are — fabulous! Some are contributing books, patterns, wool, yarn, frames, cutters, fabric, notions, decorative heirlooms, antiques — the sky’s the limit as long as it’s nice in your eyes… Bring your unfinished products that you don’t intend to finish (someone else might love the challenge) or that pattern you picked up at a hook in that you are never going to really hook! Please…no junk. Any questions? Speak up!
The set-up team will be setting up and members making donations should give them to Lauri when they arrive. During set up, why not have coffee and a snack in the kitchen or the small room?
Members can start previewing at 9:45 (NO early peeks, please stay away from the tables during the set up so Lauri’s team can organize everything). The auction will begin about 10:15 AM.
This year there will be some minor changes to keep things organized and running smoothly:
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PAY FOR YOUR PURCHASES UNTIL THE AUCTION IS OVER – NO EARLY CHECK OUTS. When people check out early, the people taking the money cannot participate in the auction and bid. We strongly suggest that you pay by check – you can have the check completely made out before check out and just fill in the amount when the auction is over. If your paddle ends in an odd number (1,3,5, etc) you will check out with Cheri Nixon – if your paddle ends in an even number (2,4,6, etc) you will check out with Joyce Goff. No one will be able to leave the auction without paying…you know you’re going to an auction to shop, you need to bring a blank check or cash with you to cover your purchase. Paying by check will save time as we won’t be juggling cash to make change!
Please feel free to forward this email to your hooking friends!
See you on Saturday!