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Thread: Show and Tell at guild meetings

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    In our guild, which is not large, usually 5-6 gals have quilts to "show". There is no set rule or limit on the number you show. Sometimes gals have 3/4 sometimes only one. It all seems to even out - sometimes we have a lot sometimes it is only a few.
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    Thanks for everyone's input. I still don't know how many quilts I will show, but I would like to show all four. I don't usually talk when I show mine (other than mentioning the name of the pattern and if it is a charity quilt), so it shouldn't take long. The line for Show and Tell is usually about 20 ladies long. I may take my quilts and at least show the one I really want to and "go with the flow" from then. Last month there were only about 7 ladies who shared, but I suspect that, like me, most members didn't know we would have a Show and Tell, since it was a "silent auction and pot luck meal" meeting. There may be 30 lined up this time, and then I will certainly just show one quilt.

    Our meetings (with program) usually last about an hour and a half.

    Thanks again for the input! I find it very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    Take all you want to show and if anyone complains just tell them you would love to see all the quilt projects they've been working on also. I'm curious as to how long the guild meetings last. Does everyone stay for the whole meeting or do they come and go?
    I just realized I didn't answer both of your questions. Most people stay for the whole meeting. There is a business meeting, Show and Tell, and then a program. Sometimes a few leave before the program, but not often. The meeting starts at 7:00 and is over by 9:00. "Social hour" starts at 6:30 with refreshments.

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    We have no limit to how many one person can show. But remember, adults can have short attentions spans, just like children, so keep the explanation of each brief. Too many rules can dull a guild.

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    Both the guilds I belong to meet at 9:30 am so we have all day. The more Show and Tell we have the better. It's our favorite part of the meeting and we encourages everyone to bring all they want. If we have no workshop scheduled most of us stay and use the afternoon as a sew day. I wouldn't like guild meetings that were limited in time. Most members are like me in thinking once we are there may as well stay the day. When I worked I took off the day of guild meeting at least 1/2 a day if I couldn't stay all day.
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    Show all 4, if I were there I would love looking at quilts. This is where you get ideas and motivation.
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    I think you definitely should show all four. I don't know a quilter who doesn't love show and tell. I just can't figure out why your guild has a "line". At ours we just ask for S& T from each long table, one at a time, and no one has to stand in line. We just take turns standing up with our quilts when it's turn for those at our table. I think your guild should come up with another system so there's no show and tell line. Who wants to stand in line holding bulky or heavy things?

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    We have a line, but you don't have to stand there the whole time. Think if it as more like a que.

    We show our quilts front and center where the microphone is. The historian takes a picture of each quilt. She doesn't have to move around much this way.

    Awhile back people were called by name from the show and tell registration sheet. That took much more time, as each person had to get up from where they were sitting.

    I think each guild finds a way that works for them.

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    At our guild meetings not everyone brings a quilt and we all enjoy looking and looking so "the more, the merrier!"

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    We are supposed to sign in when we arrive, and part of that is a Show and Tell Sign Up Sheet. Then when it is time for Show and Tell, a line forms, but there is no real order to it...we don't have to show up in the order we signed in. I wonder if there is a way to avoid the line. I'm not sure there is. We sort of go to the front so all can see. We help each other show the quilts, so usually it doesn't take too long. There are always a few who go on and on, but I am not one of those. Short but sweet, that's my motto.

    You all have me ready to take all four quilts and show them. Our next meeting is in two weeks. If I don't change my mind, that is what I will do. Thanks again.

    Dina

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