Ways & Means… Allen Crafters Market

This year Allen Quilters’ Guild will be participating in a craft fair to raise funds for the guild. This will take the place of our annual Mini Quilt Auction.

The Allen Quilt Guild voted to participate in the Allen Crafters Market at the Allen Senior Center and we need your help!

The Committee consists of Debra MR, Janice S, Elaine R, Dot F, Lorraine M, Deb M, and Megan T. We have met and have developed a list of items we think will sell well at a festival. 

We are asking each member to please commit to making items from the list and to make one specialty item of your own. You can sign up at the July meeting. If you are unable to attend the July meeting please contact Debra Malone-Reeve at 901-237-7637 or debra.malonereeve@gmail.com to let us know what you will provide.

The Festival is:

Saturday, October 14, 2023
9a – 3 p
Allen Senior Center

Raffle Quilt and Quilts of Valor will be on display in a different location.

We will also need help setting up and taking down the booth, as well as working at both locations during the day.  Please block out some time on Saturday, October 14th to volunteer.

Below is a list of the items we would like to provide for sale:

ItemNumber of items to sell
Some items of themed fabric including: Christmas Halloween Thanksgiving Patriotic Can be other seasons if desired   
Bowl Cozies – large ** must be 100% cotton10 -15
Bowl Cozies – Small ** Must be 100% cotton10 – 15
Coasters – set of 410
Jar Openers20
Mug Rugs10-15
Ornaments10-15
Pillowcases -Standard size20
Pin cushions (chickens)10
Placemats sets of 210 sets
Placemats sets of 410 sets
Potholders10 sets of 2
Shopping Bag Holder (display with bags inside)10-15
Shopping Bag/ Tote10
Table Runners/Table Toppers10-15
Wall Hangings / Mini quilts10 – 15
Zippered Purses 
One specialty item from each member 

** Dot has a template that she will loan to anyone that would like to use it.

When making your items please use attractive current fabrics. Patterns will be provided if needed.

The Guild has a limited amount of fabric that can be used.  Please contact Janice 214-549-4602 or janice@dfwair.net to set up a time to view our supply.  If you are willing to sew but do not have fabric, contact Debra, Janice, or Elaine and we will find items for you to stitch.

The items will be due at the September meeting to provide time for pricing and determine the best method to display the items.

With everyone’s participation, the event will be a success!  Thank you in advance for your commitment.

Quilt Ideas for Crafters Market…