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Quilt Show:  Country Store

Participants Agreement and Inventory sheets will be collected on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Be sure to make a copy for yourself.

FQG accepts no responsibility for any items lost, stolen or damaged. Items are not covered by any insurance. Every year there are stolen, lost or unaccounted for items. This has not been a significant problem, but the possibility exists.

Important Dates and Times

Drop-off:   Thursday, April 6, 2017

All sale items must be dropped off between 11:30am and 1:00pm at the Country Store building, ARD Regional Park Gym at 3770 Richardson Drive along with your signed participation form. NO EXCEPTIONS!   Submission of items for sale indicates acceptance of the guidelines.

You must check in with the inventory control person. She will verify your participation by checking the work schedule.

Please leave at least one cardboard or tote box with your name and member number clearly marked; we will use these at teardown for un-sold items.   You may leave other boxes stowed under the tables, as long as you have your name on them, but we are not responsible for them.

Please report 10 minutes before the start of your shift. Wear your name tag.

Nobody will be allowed to “shop” until all merchandise is out, which should be at 1:30 (all guild members will have the same opportunity to shop). During set-up, there will be a “leader” for each area - notions, kits, cotton, books, etc, who will determine how things will be arranged in their section. Country will be open on Thursday  from approximately 1:30-3pm.

Pick-up:   Saturday, April 8, 2017 between the hours of 5pm – 5:30pm.

No collection or sorting of goods will take place until all shoppers have exited the building. Unsold items must be picked up between 5pm and 5:30pm. If someone else is collecting your things, please let us know when you sign in. It is your responsibility to pick up your unsold items or to place them in the donation bins. This is not the job of the volunteer workers! When you pick up your items please check the lost tag area for items and tags that became separated.

Name your price

At our Country Store you name the price  -- you keep 80% and the Guild takes 20% for commission.

The all-important price tag

Use only the price tags provided. (see left column to download)

Member numbers are located on membership cards and in the directory.

The inventory number corresponds to your inventory sheet.

The price includes the Guildfs 20% markup. (see left column for pricing instructions)

Securely attach the upper section of the price tag to the sale item. Secure with 2h wide packing tape, a minimum of 2 staples per item or a safety pin \ whatever it takes to keep it on! If you staple tags to fabric, though, do it in the selvage so you donft create holes in the fabric. Price tags that can be easily removed can be easily lost! NO TAG = NO SALE!

Price tags on books or magazines go inside the front cover. If multiple magazines are grouped, put them in a clear plastic bag or tie them together securely.   Use staples for price tags.

The bottom section of the price tag gets cut off at the time of sale and is our inventory control tag.

Suggestions for a better sale

Bundle fat quarters by color or patterns

Bundle magazines and tie with string or place into a plastic bag

Mark yardage amounts on fabric, as well as the type of fabric

Enclose small items in Ziploc bags, use at least two staples to adhere tags

Make $.50 the minimum sale price

Make scrap gallon bags of fabric instead of many small sandwich size bags -- they sell!

Planning ahead

Fillable pdf files may not be able to be saved. If you want to start pricing and inventorying items throughout the year, you can use the regular pdf files and fill in by hand; or the Word document and save it on your computer. The Word document has been formatted as a table so you don’t have to worry about lines.

Country Store Forms

Participation form

We’ve revised these forms to have BIGGER PRINT!

Price tags
(pdf - print then complete)

Price tags
 (Word document)



Inventory sheets (pdf - print then complete)

Inventory sheets (fillable pdf - complete online, then print)

Inventory sheets (Word document formatted as a table)


Nearly everyone who attends the quilt show comes through the Country Store. Guild members may sell anything related to quilting, sewing, or fabric/fiber art: notions, patterns, books, quilts or whatever you’d like to clear from your stash, even UFOs. Your rejects can become someone else’s treasure.

2017 Country Store Guidelines All participants are required to work a 2-3 hour store shift. Your items will not be accepted unless you have signed up for a shift. See schedule person during regular meetings to sign-up.

Sale items must be the property of the seller and should be in condition befitting the reputation of the Guild.

Half-price sale

Our half-price sale starts Saturday at 12 noon. If you wish to participate, mark a red dot on the lower part of the price tag. Please price these items with a price easily divisible by two! Participation is voluntary and only on the items you mark. Shoppers flock back for the 1/2 price sale.

Payments

Checks for items sold will be issued after a financial statement has been prepared. Participants may pick up their check at the May Guild meeting. If not in attendance, checks will be mailed in a timely manner.

Call us if you have any questions...we're looking forward to another successful year!

Gail Reinke (530) 888-0158 or Katie Carnahan (530) 863-0007


Pricing your items

FQG receives a 20% commission on all items, so price accordingly.

Here's how to determine the commission markup on sale items:

Amount you want x 1.20 = price

$10 x 1.20 = $12.00

Final price is $12.00. You keep $10, the Guild keeps $2.00

The Guild collects sales tax.

Country Store hours:

Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-4