During the Pandemic it was difficult to sell tickets for our Opportunity Quilts since most guilds, our biggest and best audiences, weren't meeting in person. And many other venues weren't available either. Many guilds found unique ways to generate needed income; some are described here.
It's like a Country Store, but outside and in different members' yards.
Some Medicare Supplement plans are willing to pay for their members to be active in a quilt guild, through Element3 Health. United Healthcare is the first.
Selling member quilts online can benefit both the member and the guild.
One example of a fun guild activity that can also be a fundraiser for the guild. A volunteer designer and $10 per person was all it took.
Mt. Tam's children's book, Silicon Valley's quilt journal, or a guild cookbook are examples of books that can be successful fundraisers.
Members put together bundles of fabrics, notions, patterns, or services (like longarm quilting) that were auctioned at a virtual guild meeting.