If you’re like me you’re using your sewing machine as a stress reliever right now, whipping up quilt blocks one after the other. Instead of having a huge pile of quilt blocks when this thing is over, what if you turned them into cash?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to take you away from sewing your hospital masks. I’m talking about the recreational, stress-relieving sewing you’re doing to take your mind off everything else.
Every year my church has a big craft fair. Yours probably does, too, and if it doesn’t I’m sure there’s a church or charitable organization nearby that does.
These churches and organizations are always looking for new vendors. Having lots of vendors attracts a larger number of shoppers. The bigger the fair the more money the church makes from table rental and concessions.
So, along with the charity work you’re doing when you make hospital masks and blankets, participating in your church’s craft fair is also charitable.
But here’s the thing: The bigger the fair, the more money YOU make, too, because the cool thing about craft fairs is that you only have to pay one fee to be a seller. You pay for your table space. That’s it. And the money you make from everything you sell goes directly into your own pocket.
My church, St. Mary Magdalene here in Columbus, Ohio, is already gearing up to start taking early table reservations for the annual Christmas Bazaar, so it’s not too early to start planning ahead.