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    I used to belong to two guilds in Texas I loved the one and the other I didn't care for much but i just joined one in Ontario by my cottage and I just love it the women are great. I think guilds are great if you have a good mix of women. I really missed being part of a guild as you can take classes and do challenges and they have a quilt show to be part of usually.
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    I forgot to post a link for you to look at LOL
    I just joined mine here in Canada as I have been here for 2 years without being part of a group and very excited to find one, heres the link so you can have an idea what a guild is
    http://www.pinetreequiltersguildofmuskoka.com/

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    American Quilt Society? That sounds nice! We have one local quild, based on what I hear it's pretty good sized complete with a website, but they meet during the day when I am knee deep in my "mommy duties" I wish they had a night section too. :(

    sewnsewer2, where in fl are you located? I'm here too, and so is Moonpi. I doubt you're by me, as I wouldn't be able to find a Hancocks even with a map and a compass from where I live. But maybe someone else?

    I feel a bit shy with my work, everyone is always so nice here, I don't feel I need to worry of "that's horrible and so ...untraditional" or something, even now I think I've found the right longarmer, but don't feel ready to CALL and would rather email....

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    Lorretta I had a membership with them until I moved back to Canada so I join the Canadian quilters assoc. They are both a great organization.
    Dawn

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    Hi Sewnsewer!
    I belong to TLC Quilters guild, and am a past board member of the Southern California of Quilt Guilds.
    Our dues are $25/year, no fee per meeting. I think we have over 100 members, and I've heard from many of our guest speakers & quilt show vendors that we are one of the friendliest guilds they've been to! (I suppose they could just be being nice, but I think they're right!) Each month we have a different program, once a year we have a potluck & in December we have a big holiday party! We have door prizes & show & tell & refreshments & all kinds of other fun stuff. Many months we offer low cost workshops or classes taught by that month's speaker or one of our many talented guild members. We do have some shy members, who would rather not stand up to show their work...but we don't mind if they have someone else do it for them! That way we can still cheer for them!
    We also ask each member to donate one quilt per year for our philanthropy work. These are donated to a local women's shelter, police & fire depts, and now, to one of the organizations that gives them to our soldiers.
    We also have a monthly newsletter & a website. If you would like to look at some of the newsletters, they are also posted on the website. (They are a bit slow to load, but I haven't figured out how to fix that yet!).
    The guild website is: www.tlcquilters.org
    The So. Calif. Council website is: www.sccqg.org

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    Thank you everyone for all the great info on guilds!

    Elizabeth, I'm in central FL by Cocoa Beach. Hancock is 2-1/2 miles from home.


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    I belong to the Hammersmith Gild we meet once a month and are off for the summer we put on a show every two years in Oct. We have classes and trips some for the wwekend others for the day. I can always fine someone to help me out sicen we are 100 strong and have a waiting list to join.

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    I belong to the Hammersmith Gild we meet once a month and are off for the summer we put on a show every two years in Oct. We have classes and trips some for the wwekend others for the day. I can always fine someone to help me out sicen we are 100 strong and have a waiting list to join.
    Quilt4you,
    What kind of weekend classes and trips do you do? That sounds interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    Some stores will offer a 10% discount if you're a guild member, so maybe that's why they ask you.
    I've been members of 2 different guilds for many years, and think it is mostly a rewarding experience. Yes there are people there who aren't my first choice of friends, but then there are wonderful people there who will do anything for those less fortunate and offer help any time it's needed. I also belong to a group of 8 ... all orignally met through my guild.
    The guild here (though I am not a part of it) gets a 20% off discount in the stores. As a quilting instructor I get a 20% discount too as well as my students. I love it!

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    Shop Hops ,Bus tours, Quilt get aways, classas are making all different quilts We had this year a milldalion mistrey quilt I was in that one and it will be in the show

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