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    guild meeting

    well, I loved it. I went to my first meeting and it was wonderful. they were discussing show worthy quilts and what it takes to get into a quilt show and stuff. The lady who was presenting was wonderful and her quilts..... oh to one day be that talented and it was all hand sewn and applique. I am going to go to the next meeting and sign up as a member. I can't wait till the next meeting. hopefully they will get their website up and running soon so I can learn more about what is going on.
    when life gets you down go and talk with a little kid. They will help you work out even the worst problems with their simple logic.

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    congrats on finding your guild. it sure is nice to have face to face time with other quilters
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    When I quit working I put off joining the guild for a long time. Now I am involved in two guilds and two sewing groups and forming another one. I have sew days to go to every week, some three days a week. I've made many new quilting and non quilting friends. If you are available and want to be out and involved in your community a guild will be an amazing opportunity to find hidden talents. Raise your hand to volunteer just one time and you are off and running! LOL
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    We are now so busy with the community TV it was difficult to keep attending guild meetings. I do have a group of close quilting friends which helps and a local Senior Center that quilts every day so plenty of inspiration. AND THIS QB
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    but let me reminded you of this.......it is not always the eye catching/smashing quilt that will get good marks. Simple design with good workmanship also is reognized. There will always be the standouts but there should be recognition for the simpler ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahm4605 View Post
    well, I loved it. I went to my first meeting and it was wonderful. they were discussing show worthy quilts and what it takes to get into a quilt show and stuff. The lady who was presenting was wonderful and her quilts..... oh to one day be that talented and it was all hand sewn and applique. I am going to go to the next meeting and sign up as a member. I can't wait till the next meeting. hopefully they will get their website up and running soon so I can learn more about what is going on.
    That is wonderful news! You will be inspired by the accomplishments of fellow quilters. You will be encouraged, and you will learn lots. And you will treasure the friendships!

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    I just joined my 3rd guild. They are all different in size and character, and each has so much to offer.

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    I joined my first guild last December and have been welcomed into the fold with open arms. I really enjoy attending meetings and seeing all the beautiful work the other ladys do. We just had a memeber come back from a trip to Pahducha where she had a quilt on display. It was so awesome listening to her tell us about her trip back there and what her comment sheets said. I'm not ready to share any of my tops yet but enjoy our 4th Saturday get togethers, when I remember to go to them.
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    Guilds are wonderful. I don't know how quilters find time to join more than one, lol. I love going to the meeting and listening and viewing and just sharing a great "quilter's night out"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice View Post
    but let me reminded you of this.......it is not always the eye catching/smashing quilt that will get good marks. Simple design with good workmanship also is reognized. There will always be the standouts but there should be recognition for the simpler ones.
    oh these quilts were "simply" done, by most show standards. no over quilting or over applique, but just beautifully put together. she had one quilt that had a little embellishment but other than that they were just a "simple" well put together and elegant quilts. no glitz or glamor just wonderfully chosen fabric and fabric placement.
    when life gets you down go and talk with a little kid. They will help you work out even the worst problems with their simple logic.

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    I'm still looking for a group close to my town(El Reno) here in Oklahoma. Glad you found one you enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenda m View Post
    I'm still looking for a group close to my town(El Reno) here in Oklahoma. Glad you found one you enjoy.
    Glenda, if you can't find one already in existence, start a new one!

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    I finally found a guilt near me, but now health issues make it difficult for me tok attend..I really love the QB memebers here..they are my support and "guild"

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    I've been thinking about joining a guild but just haven't done it so far. Maybe one day.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddysmom View Post
    I've been thinking about joining a guild but just haven't done it so far. Maybe one day.......
    I said that for years after I retired. One day I met a group of ladies at the LQS who were shopping before they went to their guild meeting. I asked them for help in finding fabrics to combine with a focus fabric. They were so friendly and helpful. They invited me to attend their next meeting,. Well, I didn't have the courage to go to the meetings for months, maybe even a year. But one day I saw the notice in the newspaper and decided to go. I arrived early so I wouldn't have to walk into a sea of faces (my worst nightmare). As quilters began to arrive I realized that I knew a lot of these ladies. ...even met two cousins that I had never met before. They asked me where I was from and when I told them, they said that their mother was also from there. When I asked who she was, it was my dad's first cousin. She had made the nicest lap quilt for my mom years ago. I still go to the meetings, but I don't always have the time to do the monthly projects. It's a great time for learning and fellowship with people with the same interests. I encourage you to take the plunge and go to a meeting.
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    I'm on the fence about joining a guild. I would arrive at the last minute to avoid looking as the newby. Maybe one day.
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    So glad you went and it was a good experience. I love the guild I am in and enjoy all the different levels of quilting shared and the things I learn. A great group of women.
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    Thank you! You've inspired me to get busy and find a guild and/or quilting group for myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenda m View Post
    I'm still looking for a group close to my town(El Reno) here in Oklahoma. Glad you found one you enjoy.
    It took me less than a minute to find and El Reno guild.

    http://quilterstravelcompanion.com/q...&state_code=OK

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    I think you attended our guild. So glad you enjoyed yourself. Would love to meet you next month. Look for me. Kathleen
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I just joined my 3rd guild. They are all different in size and character, and each has so much to offer.
    I'm with you on part of your statement but not all of it. Yep... they're all different in size & character. Not all have much to offer. I've lived a zillion places & belonged to the quilt guild every place I've lived. Some were wonderful. Others? Not so much. I really miss being in a guild but the local one... no thanks. That's why I'm glad I have this Board. It's like a guild.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    It took me less than a minute to find and El Reno guild.

    http://quilterstravelcompanion.com/q...&state_code=OK
    Oh, I've heard good stuff about that guild (I used to live in Weatherford & belonged to guilds in Clinton & Elk City, I think it was... it was eons ago). I have friends down that way still, tho & they're spoken highly of that guild.
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