The Northern Lake County Quilters Guild has Raffle Mania at the January meeting. Members donate quilt-related items for a bucket raffle. The items are displayed on tables with a paper bag for each one. Members get free tickets based on their attendance and participation in the past year and they can buy tickets for .50 each. They can then drop their tickets in the bags for the items they most want to win.
I took a box full with two dozen patterns (the kind that come in plastic bags), assorted quilty gifts, and two bags of selvages. I had a string of free tickets and I spent $15 for 30 more tickets. I won more than I brought! Here's what I got:
What will I do with all of this? My standard answer: Own it! (For now, at any rate.)