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Thread: Name labels for group members

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    Junior Member angelahen's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
    England UK

    Name labels for group members

    I wonder if anyone can help. I keep asking members to make themselves a name badge and wear it at our group meetings. The take up has been so slow. Therefore I am going to incorporate making one at our AGM. Does anyone have any ideas how we could make one that is sewing/patchwork orientated.

    many thanks in advance.

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    Super Member quilts4charity's Avatar
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    Aug 2011
    Albany, Georgia
    Maybe something similar to the fabric postcards but about 1/2 that size....making sure you have a light place to write your name.

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    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
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    Mar 2009
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    If you google 'quilted name tags' you can find a number of examples. Here's one on pinterest - http://pinterest.com/lawbrarian/quilted-name-tags/

    Does your group pay dues? If so, you could issue a name tag when dues are paid. Most guilds do that. The large guild that I joined actually requires that the name tag be worn to meetings, because otherwise they have no way of knowing whose membership is current. If you forget your name tag, there's a small fine (50 cents I think).

    Of course if you don't have membership dues, that idea doesn't work. Perhaps you could have a contest for creating the best name tag?

    The other thing you can do is to let everyone who wears a name tag to the meeting put her name in a drawing for a prize. The prize doesn't have to be much, but it does encourage everyone to remember her name tag.

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    Senior Member lfletcher's Avatar
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    Oct 2010
    Texas Hill Country
    Our guild has used several methods to encourage members to wear nametags. One is to pay the "Piggie". We have a large pink piggie bank and if you don't have a nametag on, you have to pay 25 cents to the pig. The other method we used was to have a nametag making contest and we awarded a $25.00 Gift Certificate to the winner (chosen by secret ballots) to our local quilt shop. Both of these worked well.

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