Every year at the NE TX TOGA, they have a raffle quilt to help pay for the retreat center. The quilt is always pieced and quilted on either a handcrank sewing machine or a treadle. The Cranky Treadlers is a quilting group in that area who only uses hand cranks and treadles. This amazing group puts on the TOGA and makes the raffle quilt.
I want to give you my opinion on raffles. I do not gamble because the Bible says to have a good stewardship of money. A raffle like this, which is raising money, is not gambling. They do not charge or ask donations for the TOGA, instead they have the raffle to raise money for the use of the facilities and to pay for our BBQ dinner on Saturday. They also use the money to pay for making the quilt.
I would like to thank the Cranky Treadlers for such a well organized TOGA and a beautiful quilt!