Friday, June 18, 2010

I Regret To Inform You

How sad. I regret to inform you that you will not be allowed to buy a ticket in hopes of winning this quilt.
It has been brought to our attention that raffles are not legal in South Carolina, so, Devine Quilters will not be using this quilt as a fund raiser.
Many hours were spent on this quilt. No, it is not finished. Many people spent much time on this quilt. No, it is not finished. Now we are going to auction it off, as is, to a lucky guild member in September.
I feel priviledged to have worked on this project in hopes of raising money and awareness for our guild. Sadly, that will not happen. I really should be angry about the whole mess---but, I am not, I am just sad about the whole situation.
There comes a time when some of the antiquated laws of the state that I love need to be changed. Our legislature had that opportunity just recently. Not much time was spent on this opportunity and the legislation was not passed. Hopefully this wrong can be righted during the next legislative session.
One can only hope that a small group of quilters can some day raise some money for educational purposes by selling tickets so that one lucky person can win something so beautiful as a hand made quilt.
Off of my soap box now and back to my applique project,

1 comment:

Frog Quilter said...

Glad you are ok with this. I have mixed feelings...