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Old 07-26-2013, 06:32 AM
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How do you go about joining a quilting guild, i'am retired so I quilt everyday and love every minute of it, I would rather quilt than eat and i'am always looking for new ideals,patterns,fabric,tools and different ways of doing things. I often wish I could exchange ideals and learn new tips from other quilters I want to join a quilting guild but don't know how to go about finding one in my area, any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:46 AM
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Try your LQS. Have you goggled, your state name quilt guild? Most guilds say drop in for a meeting, and give you dates and time. Good luck and have fun.
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contact a local fabric shop and ask if they know of any quilt guilds...google quilt guilds in your area... that could get you phone numbers to call others quilters,good luck
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Try googling "quilt guilds [your city / state]. And if there's an LQS in your area, ask them. They may have brochures or cards. They may also have "bees" that meet at the store. Check at the community center in your area, if there is one. There may be a sewing group that meets there that you could join. Good luck in your search.
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I second the idea of asking around at your LQS (local quilt shops). Not only will they know about guilds, they might also know of non-guild groups you might enjoy. One of the LQS in my area has a classroom with "open sew" times, where quilters can sew and chat. For that matter, any quilting-related business (such as a longarmer for hire) might be able to direct you.

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Old 07-26-2013, 07:07 AM
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All good ideas. I found out where one was in my area and went. Good experience.
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Great ideas, good luck!!!!
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:24 AM
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Check with the local churches too. Most guilds seem to meet in churches.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:13 AM
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remember that finding a quilt guild is like finding a doctor or dentist - you will feel more comfortable in one that fits your personality...so if you have choices in your area, check them all out to see where you feel most comfortable. Often folks join more than one because they get something different out of each one.
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Most, if not all, states have state quilt guilds with chapters throughout the state. Check it out on the net: [state] quilters guild. You will find something.

Most LQS's do have fliers of book marks for local quilting guilds.

Local quilt shows usually have advertising for local groups. Check your LQS's and "The Country Register" for quilt shows.

I have been trying to encourage the LQS's to put a listing of local quilting groups on their bulletin boards. So far it is slow going. Maybe because some groups prefer word of mouth advertising???
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