Our guild is extremely fortunate in that we have had our own room almost since we started. Unfortunately our membership roster is much smaller than it used to be, and the rent for the guild room never seems to go down, only up.
Over the years we have done all sorts of things to raise funds for the rent...without continuously dipping into members pockets by raising membership fees.
This year is the centenary of the city and the mascot of the city is a 'wooden' man, Mr. PG. He wears a hard hat in honour of all the people involved in the lumber industry.
One of our guild members designed a knitted Mr. PG and various members made some which we are trying to sell in order to keep the roof over our head.
They come as lapel pins or with a loop for hanging on your Christmas tree, loom, spinning wheel, whatever.
They range in size from 1.5 to 2.5 inches, all are hand knitted with face and "PG" stitched by hand. We have about a dozen left and we would love to send them off to new homes.
They are in the guild room and available for purchase for $20 during drop ins and Spring Fest aka the Great Chili Cook-off.