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Thread: I wrote a letter of appreciation today

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    To a quilt guild in Niceville, FL. Isn't that a sweet name for a town??

    I belonged for 2 winters. I arrived in December and left in March, both years. I can truly say that I was welcomed and made to feel a real part of the group.

    Perhaps it was because the area also has a lot of military bases and there are a lot of service wives; perhaps because, like me, there are a lot of "snowbirds" in the winters.

    Truly, I don't think it was either of those reasons. They were warm friendly people -- period. There were usually over 80 people at the meetings so it wasn't easy for someone to get noticed the second or third time.

    There is a thread on the board right now about groups not welcoming newcomers. I thought I should let a great group know how much I appreciated them. I think the atmosphere comes from the top as well as the individuals.

    They also did a lot of service projects -- veterans, children and disaster quilts and lap blankets.

    This board is so friendly as well.

    I just thought that as we are from a lot of places we aren't living in right now, that letting our old groups might like to hear kind words from us -- that is if they were indeed nice.

    Mim

    I never told old teachers and mentors how much they meant to me -- sadly they are gone now and will never know.

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    Great idea, Mim! Whenever I read threads about guilds that aren't welcoming, it makes me sad. During the summer months (July and August) my guild doesn't meet and I really miss it!

    It's really unfortunate that, generally, people speak up when they have a complaint but don't take the time to mention the good.

    I'm sure your guild will love hearing from you!

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    Thank you for writing to them mim! it will mean so much to them, and they will probably read it out load at their next meeting! :thumbup:

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    Good for you - we are often quick to complain, it's lovely to hear that you did the opposite.

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    that was so nice of you

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    We so often hear the not so good comments...it is always nice to hear the good...I bet they appreciate the note you wrote.

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