Last month I attended the monthly meeting of the Tehachapi Mountain Quilters (TMQ) Guild. As I sat there listening to the various committee reports, a request was put to the membership for someone to help put on the semi-annual Rummage Sale. Thinking I would be helping on a committee, I raised my hand. Joyful acceptance was expressed by the speaker, and I thought to myself, “I’ve never done this before, but I can follow directions.”
Fast forward a couple of weeks to the monthly TMQ newsletter. As I’m reading along, I see where I’m not a part of a committee to put on the rummage sale, I apparently volunteered to chair the event. Oh my… well, I tell myself — I can do this. A couple of days later, I received a call from the TMQ president, Beth Denny, who kindly asks me if I need any help putting on the rummage sale. I laughed and said I would take all the help I could get as I hadn’t realized I’d volunteered to run the event and had never done this before. Beth explained that we needed to meet with the owner of the thrift shop who will be providing us with the storage space for our things until the day of the sale, and who will accept anything left over after the sale, so we won’t have any cleanup duties at the end of the day.
We agreed to meet the next morning at the Help & Hope Thrift Shop on Valley Blvd. After meeting with the shop owner, we adjourned to Beth’s home and I began to make a list of the things that needed to be done to put this show together. I told Beth that we would need a good lock for the storage space and I thought we still had the ones we used when we had our household goods in storage while our home here in Tehachapi was being built. And, I told her, my husband has a long bed pickup truck that I could borrow (I was hoping I could borrow the driver of said vehicle at the same time, but would have to bargain for that once I got back home). It was a good meeting, and I left an hour later, feeling like this was going to be a good event and hopefully raise a lot of money for the TMQ Guild.
I’ve created the flyer for the event and hope that my friends here in Tehachapi will see this flyer, mark their calendars for the event, and search their closets for items that could be donated to TMQ for the sale.
Be safe, be well, and please be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them.