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    We're a mixed bag! Some are in jeans and t shirts and some are dressed like they're looking for a hot date. I'm a jeans girl, but usually wear a nice shirt. I save t shirts for around the house. I think it just depends on what you're comfortable with.

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    If you are feeling out of place - buy a pair of nice dockers and wear them with some slip on shoes and a nice blouse or sweater. But I feel I am going in jeans because I am a jean person when I am off work, I don't dress to impress them as I am going to learn something. Don't get me wrong I am still in my tennis shoes and a nice blouse maybe a necklace. But I am going to learn something ( I learned this from the first one I ever went to a guild meeting , a woman came up to to me and suggested next time I should wear dress pants instead of jeans and a plain blouse. I asked her if it was in the by-laws that I be required to dress up- She turned on her pump heels fancy top with oodles of jewelry;walked away and went to her clique. No holes in the jeans and the top was a nice dress shirt also with no holes in it).
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    I like to look nice, but that's jeans and a nice t-shirt. We have some ladies who have no money at all, and we don't care what clothes they wear, then we have the ladies who come from work all dressed up, I don't think what you wear should make a difference. And as Hillcountrygal said, "as long as you don't go naked"!!!!
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    Our guild members dress casually---mostly jeans and tennies. I don't think it makes any difference as long as you are dressed neatly.

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    Most of us at mine dress comfy casual...not like pj pants, tho....lol...I have been to a few other quilds, and there are some people who really dress up! As long as everyone is treated the same, I don't think it matters what you wear...I don't "do" snobbery, but have been with people who are "under dressed" and seem "uppity" and some who are elegantly dressed and been so kind...you just never know...I know for me, I want to enjoy myself when I am there, and for me that means casual pants or in summer capris...and the main thing I love about my guild is how different we all may be, and yet we all get along so great...being accepted for being yourself is a wonderful thing!
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    I belong to two guilds. The smaller guild meets in the day time and the usual dress is casual. The larger guild meets in the evening and the usual dress is casual tho some of the members look like they just rolled out of bed. I go with the casual look and even if I wear jeans I try to have a nice top, jewelry and a jacket - depends on the weather.

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    didn't know there was a dress code for the Quilt Guild......just like there is no dress code for Walmart

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    Our guild is full of wonderful ladies! Mostly dressed casual. No one seems to notice what others are wearing. We have a delightful, funny president who makes us all laugh. Humor is great for making people comfortable. I have felt welcomed there since I joined a year ago. I really look forward to going. As for dress for me, warm in the winter and cool in the summer...

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    I am thinking of joining a guild so I was interested in this thread. And Winia, I loved your answer!

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    As long as this ain't you, I think you'll be all right For further reassurance, go to Google and type, "walmartians"
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    If its Summer, most of us wear jeans or capris and t-shirt or nice blouse and sandals or running shoes, not that they've ever been run in. Living in central Texas demands comfy cotton clothing in the summer.
    Winter its jeans and a top. I have 2 fancy jackets made with lovely quilt blocks and other pieced sections.
    Some of us are in dressy casual, because they have to go to work after the guild meeting. We meet in the morning from 9:30am-noonish.

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    If I had to get real fancy I would rather stay home. Anywhere my jeans and tennis shoes are not welcome I don't want to go (except church)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I dress nice every morning because I feel better when I'm dressed nice if I'm going out or not. I think jeans are nice but uncomfortable for me. I prefer nice slacks. I put on a little make up, do my hair and I'm ready for whatever I decide to do for the day. Sweat pants? No way I'd wear them out anywhere on purpose.
    I'm with you BellaBoo! I don't always feel good, but looking better sure gives you a better presentation about yourself. We have a large membership-300, and are in casual Florida, so we get a good mixture. As long as they are not sloppy anything goes, but I personally prefer makeup, heels and I'll do jeans as long as they aren't "Mommy" jeans!

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    No one dresses up for our guild meetings. As some said above, coming from work, they might be in jeans and shirt, or nice casual.
    I usually wear a nice slack set, and in the Summer, capris or walk shorts. No one seems to care what others wear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I imagine this is partly regional, as well as age-related. We tend to dress more casually on the west coast. Most women at my guilds are very casually dressed, but a few are very well put together. Me, I've lived in jeans since I retired, sometimes with a t-shirt and sometimes with a blouse. Sometimes I do change clothes to go to the Walmart, but that's because I'm still in my pajamas and Walmart frowns on that. (Well, maybe not. I've seen pictures online of some of those Walmart shoppers. Not pretty.)
    I live in Florida so it's pretty casual, t-shirts and capris mostly. We're so busy looking at the show and tell quilts that nobody pays attention to what people are wearing. BTW I see young girls out in pjs all the time. Apparently fleece pants, t-shirt, and fuzzy slippers are appropriate for fast food restaurants, just not for my age group.

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    I agree

    Finally there is someone that agrees with me that jeans are not comfortable. I asked my 45 year old daughter, with a knock out figure and thinks there are actually "dress jeans", if she felt comfortabe in them and she admitted that she did not. It is yet one more miserable thing you do to be fashionable. I am so glad I have out grown that stage of life.


    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I dress nice every morning because I feel better when I'm dressed nice if I'm going out or not. I think jeans are nice but uncomfortable for me. I prefer nice slacks. I put on a little make up, do my hair and I'm ready for whatever I decide to do for the day. Sweat pants? No way I'd wear them out anywhere on purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knitette View Post
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    I agree whole heartedly !! LMAO!
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    comfy casual ... jeans and shirt or sweater, sneakers or Birks. I agree that on pot luck night might be a tad dressier, but guild night is for comfort and FUN ... dress the way YOU want to, others may feel they also have to be dressier and will have a sense of relief to see someone else dressing the way they want to also.
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    jeans--sweat shirt (usually decorated with something quilty) tennis shoes. Very casual. Summer time, tee shirts (again usually has something quilty, sandals. I know some guilds "dress" up for meetings, but our guild is very casual. Its come as you are and if you forget the makeup--oh well.

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    I'd say our guild is casual - wear whatever you want and what makes you comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patchsamkim View Post
    Mostly casual dress at our guild...some dress in "quilty clothing" and most wear just about anything...very few come dressed up...unless they come from work.
    This is the same for me. Most in casual pants or jeans, a T-shirt, blouse or sweater. Lots of capris in the warmer months. Some gals come directly from work and they are dressed up a bit more, but not suits. I'd say most just want to dress comfortably and look at all the quilts in Show and Tell or the speakers goods. We do have workshop "hands on" classes sometimes, then it's dress in whatever you don't care about getting paint or dye on.

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    Our evening guild is really large, you see everything from designer outfits and office wear, to artsy fartsy, plenty of jeans and tennis shoes ... even one lady that always wears bib overalls ... but they are always appliqued or embellished !! LOL ... to each their own ...

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    Hopefully in clothes! LOL

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    you had a chance to observe the members. base your choice on what you saw there. every guild most likely has their own clothing comfort level.
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    I am not one to notice clothes very much, but I do admire the quilted jackets and vests and people often wear.

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