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A ‘stitch in time’ . . .

Foundation T-Shirt Quilt Raffle at the Annual Conference
The 2008 T-Shirt Quilt, designed by Roy Easley

The 2008 T-Shirt Quilt, designed by Roy Easley

The NIRSA Foundation is pleased to announce that we have for raffle our beautiful hand-stitched T-Shirt Quilt. The quilt’s panels feature 20 award winning T-shirts from our 2007 T-Shirt competition, and was designed by Roy Easley, retired member from Cal Poly Pomona. Roy also created the quilt that was auctioned at the 2006 Annual Conference in Louisville.

The quilt will be on display throughout the Annual Conference at the NIRSA Foundation Table, in the Expo, and at other conference events.

Quilt Raffle FAQ

Why a raffle, not an auction?

Texas statutes allow us to hold a raffle instead of an auction. We rarely have been afforded this opportunity at previous venues. Though we enjoy auctions, a raffle provides us with a unique opportunity to raise funds for the Foundation while making the activity more accessible for everyone to participate.

Where do the raffle proceeds go?

The raffle is just one of several fundraising initiatives the Foundation conducts at the Annual Conference and throughout the year. All funds are donated and cumulative to the NIRSA Foundation and the $1 Million Milestone Campaign. Our goal is to generate at least $1,500 from this raffle. This initiative alone could fund four student scholarships at the 2009 Annual Conference in Charlotte!

When will the drawing be conducted?

The drawing will occur during the NIRSA Foundation report given at the Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, April 5.

How can I participate?

There are several ways to participate in the raffle.

  • Raffle ticket sales: Raffle tickets will be available for purchase throughout the Conference up until the Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, April 5. Tickets can be purchased at the NIRSA Foundation table, from any Foundation Board Member, and from our 2008 NIRSA Foundation student scholarship winners.
  • Foundation contributions: Every individual who contributes $25 or more during the Conference to the NIRSA Foundation’s $1 Million Milestone Campaign will be given a complimentary raffle ticket for a chance to win the quilt.

What is the cost for raffle tickets?

  • $1 per ticket
  • $5 for six (6) tickets
  • $10 for fifteen (15) tickets

How were the shirts selected for the quilt?

The 20 shirts that make up this quilt were chosen from the 2007 T-Shirt Competition winners. The quilt includes the nine first place finishers and eleven other top finalists. A custom border creates the artistic finish that makes this a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

If you would like to see your program’s shirt on a future quilt, enter it in our T-Shirt & Apparel Competition! Winners from this year’s contest will appear on the 2009 T-Shirt Quilt.

Do I need to be present to win?

While we hope everyone will be able to attend the Annual Business Meeting, we know it is not always possible. The raffle winner does not need to be present to win. All your tickets should have your name and contact info on them, and we will contact the winner to arrange delivery.

What if I cannot attend the Annual Conference? Can I still participate?

We are researching options for individuals who want to participate in the Quilt Raffle but are unable to attend the Annual Conference. The easiest method would be for a NIRSA colleague who is attending to purchase your tickets while at the Conference. If that is not possible, contact Quilt Raffle Liaison Bill Crockett at 410-706-5743 or for other alternatives.
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