Many organizations turn to T-Shirt quilts as a fundraiser. A high quality T-Shirt quilt can be a big money-maker. There are two basic type of fundraisers. The Auction and the Raffle.
Whether your auction is 'silent' or 'live', it is not always the best way to raise the most money for a T-Shirt quilt. Typically, a T-Shirt quilt sold at auction does not bring in as much money as a quilt that was raffled. Also, consider that only ONE person is paying (donating) money in an auction.
Having participated in many fundraisers with our local quilt guilds over the last 20+ years, I have some experience with what results in a successful raffle of a quilt. Of course, check with your state or locals laws about 'raffles' or 'donations'. As I understand Texas law, we (a non-profit organization) can hold one fund-raiser each fiscal year. That being said, our local quilt guild sponsors a quilt show every other year, and part of the fund-raising efforts include a quilt raffle of a quilt, AND a Tin-Can Raffle. I'll go into both.
You provide the t-shirts pertaining to your school or organization, and we give back a finished quilt for you to auction. This entails selling tickets over a period of time, then culminates in a drawing - usually at a gala or some other event.
What our quilt guild finds as a very successful money raiser is the Tin-Can Raffle. The Tin Can Raffle consists of many baskets/packages that you can win with the purchase of raffle tickets. You drop your raffle tickets into your desired item's "tin can" and one winning ticket is randomly
pulled at the end of the night. Consider the option of a gift certificate for a second 'tin-can'.
Are you contemplating a new way to raise funds for your organization? Consider using a T-Shirt Quilt as part of your plans. T-Shirt Quilts of Texas does make a limited number of quilts each year at a discounted rate for non-profits.
How can we help you make money with a T-Shirt quilt? Give us a call; we would be happy to consult with you.