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Thread: Do all guilds Prob you for Money???

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    Junior Member ProLongarmARTQUILTER's Avatar
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    I'm New and all they{Guilds} seem to want is Money,My friends won't join and I'm just edging on before I jump Off this Financial Disaster!!! I ain't my GGranny!!!

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    The guild I used to belong to NEVER asked for money.

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    Super Member azdesertrat's Avatar
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    the only thingyou should expect to pay is the yearly dues and nothing else,if they keep asking for money I would ask why and what for or drop out

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    The only cost I ever had when I belonged to a guild was my annual dues. We never even paid extra for guest speakers or to take a bus to a quilt show!!! We did have an auction once a year and you could donate ANYTHING you wanted to-or nothing at all--and were not forced to buy anything either. We also had a "yard sale" at one meeting a year, where you could clean out old quilt magazines, fabric or patterns that no longer inspired you, etc and donate them for sale.

    Other than classes I cannot see why a guild would be asking you for more money.

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    My guild, I'm president, has yearly dues and that's all the money a member has to pay. Guild dues should be high enough to cover set expenses for the year. We have workshops that cost a fee for each member if they want to sign up for it. The yearly budget is set every year and if we need more money for the coming year, we raffle a guild made quilt.

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    I agree with everything said....yearly dues and fees If you want to take a class. it costs a bundle to get a well-known teacher but thats a choice thing. I know some quilters who never take a class and attend meetings for the social. like to hear from someone who does spend alot at guilds?????

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    Junior Member ProLongarmARTQUILTER's Avatar
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    I haven't spent any money but the dues BUT All the sudden we are expected to 1 make this Quilt for raffle then sell tickets OR WE PAY FOR THEM OURSELVES??????????? It will be 40.00, I can't do it and folks aren't Buying much these days. I like going BUT What to do Now???

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    Super Member Shemjo's Avatar
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    My guild only has yearly dues. We do pay for workshops we attend, and retreat, but that is by choice, not demand. We do have an every other year quilt show, with a raffle quilt and we sell chances, but that is by choice also. I enjoy the ladies and men at my guild's monthly meetings, and see some of them socially for other quilting activities. No pressure! :lol:

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    I quit my guild because at every meeting I heard, "It is your responsibility to sell or buy $25 worth of raffle tickets for the Opportunity Quilt." I did it a couple of years and then just got fed up. Plus they raised the yearly dues.

    Judy


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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy Gail
    I quit my guild because at every meeting I heard, "It is your responsibility to sell or buy $25 worth of raffle tickets for the Opportunity Quilt." I did it a couple of years and then just got fed up. Plus they raised the yearly dues.

    Judy
    Where are you Judy?

    Here in Camarillo we only have our yearly dues. If we want to take a workshop there is a fee for that. We do have raffles every month for several different items that have been donated for that but we are not required to buy any raffle tickets.

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