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    Super Member moreland's Avatar
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    We meet in the activity center of a church. Other guild meets in one of the rooms in the community building on 4-H grounds. I suspect they pay rent. We do too.

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    We also meet in the lovely community room in a local bank. We have 2 banks in town that allow clubs such as the 4-H club, scout clubs, and our quilting quild to meet in their community room free.

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    Do any of the local banks have a hospitality room? Our bank is happy to let us use theirs, no kitchen , but there is space to make coffee and tea. Also, some of the employees come in and admire the projects, have been known to carry them to the main room to show customers!! Ask, it can't hurt. Also, some utility companies have conference space available to the public. piecefully, the old one

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    Our guild meets at the local grange hall. And my embroidery guild meets at the the senior center.

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    Sounds like you need to check around your neighborhood and see where any large rooms are located. Sounds like a lot of possibilities - and all that may be needed is a simple request.

    Is your group a 'non-profit organization' or a group of women who gather for quilting charitable and personal quilts?

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    There is also the local VFW's or Legion Halls - probably no storage - what you carry in, you have to take back out - but community gathering places, senior centers, libraries, all of which has been mentioned including schools - there may even be rooms available in schools during the school day which are not used on a daily basis! it takes time to find these, but with patience, and preservierance, you will find the perfect spot - quilt on - enjoy!

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    wow, we meet in a lot of places!

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    If you were closer you could meet at the quilt shop here in Chapel Hill . Cindy is moving down the road to a larger building.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chickerson
    Our little guild of about 47 women has lost our meeting space. It is perfect, storage, tables, chairs, kitchen lots of outlets and in a church. So we have been busy looking at other churches but have not had any success YET!

    Where do other guilds meet? Any suggestions? Since we don't raise money and just make quilts for charity money is an issue.

    I appreciate your feedback.
    Blessings bunches

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    You can check with your City Hall. We have meeting spaces that we rent out, however if your doing work for charity, they may allow you the space for free.

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    We meet at a local nursing home in a conference room. I don't like it though, becasue it's where my grandmother died, and I still choke up whenever I go in.

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    Maybe one of your local quilt shops will let you meet there.

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    I want to thank you all for the suggestions. We have gone to 54 churches, Lions Club (wants 150a day), Jaycee Bldg (wants 100 a day), Agricultural center (wants 300.00 a day. the banks we have contacted do not have the space, went to electric company, water company, library (very small room for 10), City Hall no meeting room, Boys and Girls Club not able to assist. UGH! We have one possibility of a Civil War Museum, I'm hoping it'll work out. This has been a long 7 days of hitting the bricks knocking on doors. I know we'll find a place. The schools can't help us because we meet during the day. There is a place and I'll keep you posted where we land!

    Out of our search we received 50 bolts of fabric donation and have meet very lovely people doing amazing ministry all through our little town. That alone is worth the search! :-)

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    Communtiy Centers, Senior Centers, Librarys, Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, Vacant retail space (work with owner), and of course, our churches.
    D in TX

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    Our Grady County Quilters meet in our public library conference room, but we meet during the day hours. Sometimes, we book the room for a workshop, push lots of tables together, and baste quilts. We bring our picnic lunch and make a day of it.

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    you may want to consider a church fellowship hall or local library.

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    Chamber of Commerce?

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    we use the libary when we can great table and chair and great power source for for our machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickerson
    I want to thank you all for the suggestions. We have gone to 54 churches, Lions Club (wants 150a day), Jaycee Bldg (wants 100 a day), Agricultural center (wants 300.00 a day. the banks we have contacted do not have the space, went to electric company, water company, library (very small room for 10), City Hall no meeting room, Boys and Girls Club not able to assist. UGH! We have one possibility of a Civil War Museum, I'm hoping it'll work out. This has been a long 7 days of hitting the bricks knocking on doors. I know we'll find a place. The schools can't help us because we meet during the day. There is a place and I'll keep you posted where we land!

    Out of our search we received 50 bolts of fabric donation and have meet very lovely people doing amazing ministry all through our little town. That alone is worth the search! :-)
    One of our guilds meets in a common room at an upscale assisted living facility.

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    We meet at an Elementary School in their Library which has
    plenty of tables and outlets and space.

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    WE found a place!!!! Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions. One of our local churches has opened their arms and fellowship hall to us!!!!!

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    some big companies have large rooms that they will lend out for non profit:
    electric company
    gas company
    to name a few.

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    Churches, libraries, Senior Centers, Town Halls, K of C or Masonic Hallsnd we use the National Guard Armory for shows. There are lots of possibilities.

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    Our guild meets in the Slater Mill Historic Site in RI

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    One guild I am in meets at a library, the other at a Sr. Center. The library is free (although we make an annual donation) and the Sr Center is $20 per meeting. Some utility buildings have a community room that can be rented for a small amount. Keep checking around and good luck finding a new place to hold your meetings.

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    Our Guild meeting are at the local Legion here in ON Canada and we pay$105. per month.We do use the kitchen to make tea and coffee. We have it from 9am to 4pm. We have member classes in mornig for those who choose to come for $5. Our meetings start at 1:30 pm until around 4pm.

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