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Thread: at my first guild meeting

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    And met my first rude person ok I will stay there are more nice ones right??

    Speaker is from warm and natural!

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    This is unbelievable .... what was her problem?

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    THere are people you're not going to get along with in any group. That's life. Ignore them and move forward!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltQtrs
    This is unbelievable .... what was her problem?
    I sat next to her.

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    that was her problem??

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    Sorry you had that experience. Everyone I have met at my guild is super nice.

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    maybe you sat in her best friends seat? or she was having a bad day/life - go back and sit as far as possible from her and see what you think after that :D

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    Don't one bad apple spoil the rest of it for your. Check out any bees they have that are accepting new members. A bee will give you a chance to become more personal with some of the quilters.

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    I agree, there are way more nice ones!

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    So you are going to let this person ruin the whole guild for you.

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    As long as I have been going to guild meetings, I have never seen anyone's name carved on a particular seat so that makes it available to anyone.
    The first meeting I ever went to, no one talked to me at all. I didn't go back for about two years and finally joined. I wish I had joined a different group as I ended up leaving this group after 5 years. So many cliques there it took all the fun out of it. My friend who still goes there said the group is barely hanging together. Ya think?

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    The current quild I belong to has over 400 members and we meet in the auditorium of a college. I like the speakers and a couple of the officers are really nice, but seems like there's nothing personal about it and I haven't made any quilty friends there at all. There are some obvious cliques. They do have some great speakers, though, and do marvelous charity work. I'd like to find a smaller group, unfortunately I work afternoons and that's when most groups meet!

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    Do you all think the Elm Creek Quilt books spoiled Quilt Guilds for all of us? Not a snob among them!!

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    You are welcome to come to our guild. Everyone is super nice and we share and laugh so much. It's not far down here from where you are!:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by trisha
    Do you all think the Elm Creek Quilt books spoiled Quilt Guilds for all of us? Not a snob among them!!
    Hahaha but they do have their problems every now and then :)

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    WOW....no one in our guild is a snob...its a nice cheery bunch of women ...and me....lol....my wife is also a member...we have great fun and learn so much. We always look forward to our thursday night meetings...keep going and just be overly nice to her ..smile..greet...smother her with friendship...maybe she had a really bad day..I know if I have had a bad day guild sure takes it away

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    So I sat in the back because I needed to be able to stand and I have to say one lady made a beeline towards me to make sure I was not alone. Then I had to stand up and say my name and I will say my views on a guild did not come to life. The one lady was having a bad night (at least that is what I am going to believe) Everyone there besides here was very nice and helpful. I joined the guild and I picked up 2 kits to make ronald mcdonald quilts and a pillow case. I checked out a one block wonder book which I am very excited about and I will say I no longer feel the way I did about guilds. I say to everyone please atleast check yours out and keep going because that one person who was upset becasue I sat next to her lost out on a great friendship!!! Thank you all for your support I am so happy will go to bed with a smile on my face!!

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    OHHH and the speaker talked about thread and needles I will start a new thread (he he) about this in the morning with all my notes!! You cannot believe the information I learned! Oh her quilts were amazing I wish I could have taken a pic of them all but way too many!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    And met my first rude person ok I will stay there are more nice ones right??

    Speaker is from warm and natural!
    So you were texting from the meeting?

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    During the break I did.

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    from past experience if you get more than aroung 12 people you will have problems and i am not talk about quilters just people in general

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    Quote Originally Posted by carhop
    from past experience if you get more than aroung 12 people you will have problems and i am not talk about quilters just people in general
    I noticed that when our guild grew and became too formal and unpersonal.

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    I plan to sign up with the guild again this year but I don't go for the "social stuff" (that's what I got you lot for - lol) I go primarily for the speakers.

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