The Heartland Quilt Guild recently hosted a table at the Mitchell Area Safe House salad luncheon fundraiser. And we donated a quilt for the silent auction. This is an annual event and the ladies in the community go all out to decorate the tables with various themes. There were loads of flowers and spring themes this year, and the tables were gorgeous as always. And the salads were delicious, as always. The guild table was decorated by a couple of the gals, using some cute mini quilts, tiny lights, fat quarters folded for placemats, lace, and a lovely set of dishes.
The main fund raising parts of this event are the prizes. Attendees buy lots of raffle tickets to win some pretty amazing prize baskets donated mostly by local businesses. And they usually have a couple of larger silent auction items as well. This year there was a gorgeous set of dishes, along with a table cloth, etc on the silent auction. And there was the quilt our guild donated which I've been told raised over $400.
It's a fun event with an important purpose in helping make life safer for women and children in abusive situations. Our guild members are proud to be a part of this activity.