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Thread: Are you a Guild Member????

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    Super Member bebe's Avatar
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    If you are tell us what guild you belong to and why you like it??? How many members and anything else you want to share about your guild. :D

    I know some of you have gotten a bum deal with some of the guilds. :
    ( :? :cry: :oops: :shock: :roll: :evil: :twisted: :x :oops: Let's try to be positive about the guilds not all of them are bad.

    I really like mine and know that most are worth joining since many have programs, guest speakers, events and so on.
    I belong to the New Braunfels Quilt Guild
    Here is a link to it
    http://www.newbraunfelsareaquiltguild.org/


    I like it because we have neat classes, guest speakers, do charity quilts, quilts for habitat for Humanity, have a collage scholarship fund, put on a awesome quilt show every other year have a retreat, show and tell and so on. :D :D :D :D
    Yesterday we had a blast. :D :D :D Many of our mebers went to the Houston Show and around 36 of us stayed behind. We played Strip Poker and used 2 1/2 inch strips to bid with I won several hands and came home with the same amount of strips that I started with. We had a great time.

    Next month I am taking a class with the lady that wrote the book Gone to Texas.

    We have had such speakers as Becky Goldsmith from Piece of Cake, the lady that wrote the pattern for the Mexican Star Quilt and so on.

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    Guess what? I belong to the San Antonio Guild. I joined while visiting the quilt show last month and attended my first meeting last Saturday. I was very impressed. A friend and I spent most of the morning and some of the afternoon moving around. We attended the demos (which cost me money) as I turned around and bought two booklets, one from "Quilt in a Day" and another "Sew Simple Pineapple" from Amazon. So far I spent two days trying to make the Disappearing 9 Patch. I am having problems with it as the measurements shown on the pattern don't add up to the size it gives. I usually do my fabric shopping at the Quilt Haus in New Braunfels as Marion is close to it.

    It's a small world.

    Gilla

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    I don't know of any guilds in my area. I might give one a try if I did.

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    Super Member bebe's Avatar
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    Where do you live in Illinois??? I travel to mine about 30 miles because I want to but there are 2 in my area and will join one of the later :D

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    I belong to 4 guilds. Two fairly small ones and two bigger ones. One of the small guilds has just 22 members, the other small guild has maybe 30 members. The two bigger guilds have right around 100 members.

    The smaller guilds don't have big name speakers but they both have some very talented members that give the occasional class. The big guilds have a big name quilter once a year or so.

    All of the guilds do some charity work of one kind or another.

    I highly recommend joining a guild in your area. You might even have to go for a year before people start to get to know you!

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    The guild I belong to has only 14 members. We are small but work well together. We do not have dues, we just put small change in a cup very month and that pays for the batting when we make a charity quilt. It is held are my church so every baby that is baptized in the church gets a quilt from us. We try to make a quilt if some one falls ill etc. Nice group of ladies. We also take turns bringing lunch. Occasionally go on road trips together. Might I add, we all have Janome machines. Some bought them after we started meeting cause they liked the ones I had etc. Marge
    PS, I used to belong to a guild with 100 members but it was at night and about 30 miles away so don't do that anymore.

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    Super Member bebe's Avatar
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    Send us a link to your Guild if available so we can read about it!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    I also belong to a Bee that is a spin off of my guild. We go to jabber jabber, sew and such. :D :D :D

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    Our membership is falling some, most of the younger women went back to work over the last year and the older members are getting less able to come. Not many middle age non working members left. We do have fun.

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    I belong to the Arkansas Quilt Guild, which has about 120 members. I joined back in August of this year. I'm one of the two men in the group. The other man is a retired art teacher who taught a high school quilting class for 30 years (how cool would that be!) We normally have about 45-50 members that attend the monthly meetings. I really like this group, they are a wonderful bunch of people -- very positive, cohesive group. And they run their meetings like a conductor keeps his train on time. :)

    I hope to be able to join my local county quilt guild some day, but they'll have to change their bylaws first since they don't allow male members. :( Hopefully, that'll change some day.

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