Don’t Miss our Annual GAAQG Garage Sale on July 20!

By Mary Beth Donovan
July 10, 2019

Running out of space in your studio?  Closets and drawers overflowing with fabric, patterns, notions, and other quilting, sewing, fiber or crafting items you don’t need anymore?  Here’s your opportunity to clean out and organize, while also picking up some extra cash to…go shopping for more!  At the same time, you will be supporting the GAAQG General Fund and can also decide to donate your earnings to SafeHouse (just mark each item ‘SafeHouse’ and the price).  Buyers will be charged $1.00 per purchase (not per item) to be donated to SafeHouse in addition to the price on the items. Please don’t forget to bring your reusable shopping bags to shop with.

Anyone can purchase items at the Garage Sale, but only GAAQG members can sell.  So bring your non-member friends to pick up some bargains. The Garage Sale will start immediately after the dismissal of the GAAQG Quilt Day meeting. Shopping will end at 1:00 pm, no sooner, to allow non-members who follow us on Facebook to travel and shop. No early shopping.

SELLERS:  Here is What You Need to Know to Prepare for the Garage Sale
Volunteers will start receiving priced and marked items at 7:00 am on July 20. Set up will begin immediately. A 10% fee deducted from every item sold will benefit the GAAQG general fund.
You are required to pick up any unsold items after the sale between 1:01 pm to 2:00 pm.

  • Identifying and pricing your items: You as the seller set the pricing on your own items. Each item or bundle must be marked with a pull-off tag with your full name and price on it. A bundle could be 10 fat quarters in a sealed plastic bag. This tag is the only way we have of tracking the payment to you. The pull-off tag or heavy paper like index cards needs to be adhered with pins/safety pins (not returned) or MASKING tape. Painter’s tape will not secure your name to an item. If you would like to donate your earnings – make the items “Safe House” and a price.
  • Selling a Sewing machine or other equipment: Attach your phone number to the tag, so if anyone has questions, they can call you.
  • Saturday Morning drop off: When you arrive on July 20 with your sale items, you will need to register with a volunteer and turn in a STAMPED, self-addressed envelope with your phone number beneath the envelope flap. At the end of the sale we will tally up the names/price tags, deduct 10% and have a check sent to you. Please allow about 10 days for processing and mailing your check.


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