The Tea and Quilt Auction is the guild's largest fundraising activity and it is integral to our continued ability to fulfill the mission of the guild: to further the education and skills of the members of the guild, to promote cooperation and exchange ideas about quilting, to preserve the heritage of quilt-making, and to educate the public about the importance of quilting as an art form and ongoing craft.
All of that costs money and the Tea and Quilt Auction financially supports everything we do ... plus, it's a wonderfully enjoyable and fun event!
But it can't happen without your support.
The Tea and Quilt Auction Co-Chairs, Barbra Riley and Marianne Mahoney, request your support with creating this marvelous event. It may seem like the Tea is months away, but it will be here before we know it. Having your commitment NOW will make the work of the Tea and Quilt Committee Co-Chairs much easier.
What to do:
1. Read the list of roles and tasks that are necessary for the Tea and Quilt Auction to come to fruition and be successful.
2. Think about where you might help.
3. Fill out the form to volunteer
Advertising and Publicity
Primary: Open Hang posters, find groups, make calls to promote the event, hang signs and balloons for parking and directions to entrances on the morning of the event (some walking and lifting required)
Needs: Assistants Work Happens: Mostly ahead of the event
Primary: Shar Taira
Acquire items, organize, wrap and decorate ahead of the event, help set up completed baskets the night before the event.
Needs: Assistants Work Happens: Mostly ahead of the vent
Official Photographer: Open
Photograph the event, including pre-event setup the evening before, buffet, silent auction, live auction, baskets, boutique, table decorations, groups at tables, candid photos during the event etc. Work Happens: Mostly during the event
Quilt Handling Team
Hang quilts ahead of event, move quilts during event, record sales, bag quilts after purchase Needs: Primary and Assistants Work Happens: Day before and during the event
Greet guests at the door, escort guests to hosted tables, and answer questions about the quilts and quilting in general Needs: Assistants Work Happens: Day of the event
Oversee/support areas of activity during the event including boutique sales, basket ticket sales, silent auction area, photo backdrop area, check in desk and lobby area. Needs: Primary and Assistants Work Happens: Mostly on the day the of the event
Live Auction Team
Primary: Sonia Das
Run the live auction according to script, including ensuring that each quilt is held up for display during auction activity.
Needs: Quilt holders (lifting/stretching required) Work Happens: Mostly on the day of the event
Primary: Caroline Carpenter
Oversee technology during event including computers and mobile card readers. Work Happens: Before and on the day of the event
Tell us how you'd like to be involved. After you've expressed your interests, the Co-Chairs will be in touch to confirm your role(s).
Thank you in advance for your support!
Acacia Quilt Guild of Orange County P. O. Box 6853 Buena Park, CA 90622