I usually bring two "categories" of small items-- a generic item (candy,
basic bead, etc) for each entrant and a "fancy" item for those that really
impress me (nicer beads, handmade beads, finger-loop braids, small items
I'd made myself, etc).

I've gotten everything from beads to candy to scissors to salt rocks. I
appreciate all the different gifts..the candy is great when you've got a
long stressful day of talking about your project (especially if you are an
introvert), the beads go into my jewelry box for making Norse treasure
necklaces, the scissors were awesome, tossed those in my sewing pouch, and
so on...

Really, it is NOT required to bring anything. Give something to entrants if
you want, but most will appreciate your conversation more. Don't just drop
something in a bowl and walk on, ask about their project.

Have fun and enjoy the day!

Prior entrant and Prior judge, but no expert on any thing :)

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 7:39 AM, Vince Zahnle <[log in to unmask]>

> It's entirely up to the individual, most leave a memento (Edible, a bead,
> a token, or whatever) either for everyone or just for the entries they
> particularly like, but it's not mandatory just a custom.  I'll provide a
> bowl at each table for folks to leave a tidbit if they wish and have a
> couple of bags of candy at the admin table for any who want to but
> completely space bringing anything...of course it'll be stuff I like in
> case there are leftovers!
> Yours in service,
> Paul
> On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 7:08 AM, Ingibiorg <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>> Are tidbits-for-all the norm, now, instead of just a potential?  I've
>> missed a couple QPTs, but, [old-timer voice] back in my day, some attendees
>> brought them, some didn't, and a large number brought just a couple cool
>> ones for a few favorites. [/old-timer voice]
>> -Ingibiorg
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