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    Boy! I joined and got very involved. After about 3 years I decided it wasn't how I wanted to spend my time. Too much time was spent trying to make everybody happy, and you know how it goes. You can make some of the people happy some of the time, and not all of the people all of the time. Not for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by starshine
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    I tried to get a day group started, but it is hard in this town to find a place to use for free.
    and when a group is just starting, FREE is the best you can do.

    THe churches want $150 for a 3 hour day!
    Do you have a public library or Parks and recreation center near you. Sometimes these public places have meeting rooms for free use. Also our Panara has a meeting room that can be reserved for community events-but I don't know if there is a fee.
    One of the Panara's in our area lets people use the room for free (I went to a business meeting at one but I'm sure they would love a group of quilters :) ) They probably count on people getting something to eat.

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    THe churches want $150 for a 3 hour day![/quote]

    Shame on them, especially if you are making quilts for Charity. Our church lets us use if for nothing. We usually meet from 9 am till 3 and we order lunch in. We have a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Happy
    Quote Originally Posted by starshine
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    I tried to get a day group started, but it is hard in this town to find a place to use for free.
    and when a group is just starting, FREE is the best you can do.

    THe churches want $150 for a 3 hour day!
    Do you have a public library or Parks and recreation center near you. Sometimes these public places have meeting rooms for free use. Also our Panara has a meeting room that can be reserved for community events-but I don't know if there is a fee.
    One of the Panara's in our area lets people use the room for free (I went to a business meeting at one but I'm sure they would love a group of quilters :) ) They probably count on people getting something to eat.
    remember I said I lived rural...our nearest Panara is 2 hours in any of 3 directions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliea9967
    Boy! I joined and got very involved. After about 3 years I decided it wasn't how I wanted to spend my time. Too much time was spent trying to make everybody happy, and you know how it goes. You can make some of the people happy some of the time, and not all of the people all of the time. Not for me!
    I would love to be more active in this guild...however, they only want their buddies and newcomers who will follow directions to be on the board. They never have classes unless they are at the queen bee's classroom(which I still believe it is wrong to use a high school classroom for quilt classes when the school district is paying the bills) A note here, we have a Queen Bee, she is the founding member and all of the rules are hers. Nothing is done in that guild unless SHE approves or leads it.

    Could be why it has gone from 150 members to 35 in less than 5 years!

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    Does anyone belong to a guild in the Hazel Park,Royal Oak area of Michigan?
    And do you like it?

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    So sad!

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    So sad!

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    Guilds just like people come in all shapes and sizes. My one guild is friendly, open and accepting. My other guild from which I have recently resigned is small minded, judgmental and crushing for those who want to stretch the "acceptable limits". I rocked the "queen bee's boat" which didn't sit well with her and her honour guard. Even though the rest of the membership are wonderful people, I can no longer deal with such small and petty thinking. The whole business left me feeling abused and taken advantage of and I refuse to be involved with activities or people who suck the joy out of my soul. If your guild is leaving you feeling drained and empty, there are other things to do on guild night!

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    Life is short and why in the world would you waste precious hours doing something that brings little joy to you. If it's your family or those friends you care about, that's a choice. I do not surround myself with negative people of small minds who want to belittle or to hurt others. One other small detail that helps cheer me up on a dark winter's day is to surround myself with all my jewel-tone fabrics. Ideas start floating around as to which pattern I can make with this beautiful and tactile material. :lol:

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    I rejoined a local Guild this year since the programs had improved. After two meetings - ugh! Those women are the rudest bunch of people, constanting talking among themselves while the President is trying to conduct a meeting. Not only is it disrespectful and rude, but I can't hear the speaker over the constant hum of conversation. Adults should know better.

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    when I moved here I joined two groups, never felt like any one was friendly. Kind of felt out of place. So now you all are my group and boy am I learning alot.

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    Wish we could all be a guild!
    I dont belong to one either, but if you dont like it, I would just try to get out too. I agree, life is too short doing something you wontenjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamama
    I enjoy the guilds but I can't do the sewing groups where you have to pack up everything and lug it to a destination and sit and sew all afternoon. Its just too much trouble.
    Now I'm just the opposite! LOL! I belong to two guilds but I seldom go to meetings at #1 (which is quite clique-y) and I go to #2's meetings 'cause I'm filling in on the board. If there is to be a guest speaker at Guild, I Google them. If I decide I like what they do, then I'll go to the Guild meeting.
    Now the Friendship groups are enjoyable. For 2 years I've driven 25 miles every week to attend one (that's today, YAY!), and then 64 miles round trip twice a month to longarm about 500 of the 750 philanthropy quilts we make a year.
    I've been a member of the Presbyterian quilters (we meet weekly) for 5 years and a hand quilting group member at the Methodist Church for about 20 years (we meet weekly too).
    I have made some dear friends in the smaller groups. The Guild meetings are all about business or presentations, leaving hardly any time for socializing and meeting new people. But they are trying harder lately as the word has finally penetrated :)

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    I belong to one. We officially meet once a month from 10 to 4.
    We have at least four UFO days a month from 10 to 4, but since the extension office opens at 8:00 we can arrive earlier. I usually get there between 8:30 and 9:00. It is my only cutting and sewing time, so I want to get as much in as I possibly can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycbgirl
    Im with you about making ME happy!! I just told my husband the other day...." I spent the first 49 years doing what others wanted me to do, I'm gonna spend the next 49 years doing what I WANT TO DO" !!!! If I don't want to do it I'm NOT GOING TO DO IT!
    Boy you look GOOD for 49!

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    How about holding your meeting in your local library? We hold ours there every Monday evening...free and fun. Why belong to a group that isn't fun? I'm at the stage of my life where if it isn't enjoyable I don't do it.

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    We used to meet in a firehouse meeting room once a month. We used it free and once a year we made a tied quilt for the firemen to raffle as a fund raiser. Could be an option for you to use in negotiating a space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    I tried to get a day group started, but it is hard in this town to find a place to use for free.
    and when a group is just starting, FREE is the best you can do.

    THe churches want $150 for a 3 hour day!
    We sew every Wednesday or Thursday at our local firehouse. It's free we just give a donation every month to cover electric etc. We each pay $5.00 a week to sew, that covers donation to firemen, ironing boards, irons, cutting mats, rulers etc. I love it.

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    is this the Dallas guild that has the big show in March
    That must be one amazing guild..that show is one of the best and I go every year...yes, it is a 6 hour drive, so I spend the weekend...it is that good![/quote]


    It is the same guild. Hopefully it will be a good experience & more folks who are not retired and/or housewives who don't leave the house. (Sorry, but I can't be a part of one that has meetings every Monday from 10 am to 2 pm; I have a job...)

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    I won't go to a quild meeting anymore. I tried to join at one time. I sat thru that whole meeting and not one person in there even acknowledged I was even there. One lady near me I tried to talk to but she was rude only thing she did tell me was about the food and that was the extent of her friendliness. Now its not safe to be out at night, and there are no day meetings. So I will never belong as much as I would like to. I have a friend that has the best guild, and she is the reason I tried to join, figured all quilters were like her guild. WRONG.

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    Since I'm just beginning to quilt again, I don't belong to any guild.......but I am taking classes from our local quilt shop. Maybe they will talk about some or when I become comfortable, I'll inquire!

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    Do you have a Senior Center near by? I think they're always looking for new activities. I started a sewing group a couple of years ago and it was VERY successful!!

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    Oh gosh. I read all the posts here and I can empathize but I so love my guilds. Have to keep myself from joining more. I get involved, join the bees, go to retreats, etc. The more you know , the funner it is. Hope you all have one close you might try again. WE switch out board members every year and you can't serve mroe than two. Gives us new leadership and variety. And the bigger guilds can pay to have some wonderful people do classes. Jackie I wish you lived closer. YOu seem to be someone who would really be an asset to a guild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    you ladies and gentlemen on this board are my guild! :)
    ditto :)

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