I went to the quilt tour wrap up meeting last night. What a huge success the entire fundraiser was! Naomi's goal was to raise $5000 and when she told us that a couple of months ago, she said it with doubt in her voice. Well, little lady, doubt no more! The tour grossed over $6000 and after the program subtacted the (minimal) expenses they'd incurred, they came out with about $5900 in their pockets! All for a very good cause, and I (and the other group chairs) feel very good for doing our bit to help this very needed service in our community.
We learned that a neighboring community had their semi-annual quilt show the same day as our quilt tour and we think that drew visitors away to a certain extent. We decided last night that we want to do the quilt tour again next year, and then, on alternate years, opposite the other quilt show. That way, its a win-win for both events.
Will I step up and organize the show for the guild again? You bet--if they want me to. I had a lot of fun doing it and working with the awesome ladies of my guild. And hearing all the positive comments from the visitors was so rewarding. Yes, I'm in it again, I think.