The Quilting Season is hosting their annual donations sale on Saturday, August 10, from 9am to 5pm. Patrons to the store have donated many tables full of craft supplies, and shoppers can give any dollar donation with their purchase. All proceeds from the sale will go to Saline Area Social Services for purchase of shoes, clothing, gift cards, and scholarship funds for Saline students.
Mary Lindquist, owner of The Quilting Season, has been sponsoring the sale for many years.
“The definition of the Donation Sale is that you simply donate the amount of money that you think the things are worth. Some folks even just donate money, since they don’t need to take home anything more. It is simply what the items are worth to you,” she said.
Patrons of the shop have donated fabric, patterns, yarns, quilting supplies, sewing supplies, needle art supplies, and more. Tables will be located on the sidewalk outside the shop, along with clothes lines draped with quilts.
This year, the store is also selling raffle tickets for an embroidered quilt that was made by patrons. Proceeds from the raffle will go to the scholarship fund, which will benefit Saline students who could not otherwise afford participation fees for extracurricular activities.
Carolyn Knaggs organized the group of crafters, who each donated a hand-embroidered block for the quilt.
“Twenty-one women from the Michigan Crazy Quilting Group and the Sit and Stitch group here at the store donated seven inch squares. I put it all together and machine embroidered each person’s name, city and state that helped put a square on,” Knaggs said.
Saline school mom Danielle Marini was on hand with her daughters, Julianna and Madeline, to help with preparations for the sale.
“We thought sorting and organizing would be fun, so they got roped in to it, too,” she said.
Marini, a regular patron, functions as the liaison between the store and Saline schools, who are often recipients of donated craft supplies for area art teachers.
All items left from the sale will be donated to local schools and charities, Lindquist said.
“We’ll get the money to Saline Social Services from the sale early next week, allowing them to help the families as early as possible. Last year, we raised enough for new school shoes, gift certificates for new school clothes, and money for the scholarship fund,” she said.
Raffle tickets for the quilt will be available for purchase during the sale. Tickets are $3 each or four tickets for $10. The winning ticket will be drawn at the end of the sale at 5 pm.
For more information, visit the store at 7025 E. Michigan Ave., or call 734-429-2900.