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Date: 1/3/13 9:48 AM

Love them or hate them. A local guild is having and up coming show. They have an open door policy about meetings, they are once a month. Drive wouldn't be too bad. But I hesitate. I know would be a way to make sewing friends maybe. But they are in an upscale part of town at a church and that's one of the things that make me hesitate. It seems like they have some nice lectures and things. What are you experiences with guilds?

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Date: 1/3/13 10:49 AM

What hesitate? You will be "Nearer, my God to thee"!

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Date: 1/3/13 11:45 AM


A new guild started not so far away at a Bernina Dealer. I was apprehensive as I do not own Bernina...and I've never been a " joiner". However, I went and met awesome quilters of all levels. There is NO pressure to buy Bernina, but it is cool to see the demos.

I look forward to the Guild meetings and it gives me the nudge to completion for show n tell. The other quilters are super helpful with suggestions and encouragement.

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Date: 1/3/13 11:54 AM

don't care about the church thing about snobbiness cos of the area it's in

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Date: 1/3/13 12:31 PM

You'll never know if hou don't try? Worse case you'll have wasted (part of) aan Day.

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Date: 1/3/13 1:05 PM

If I may kindly say, that you should consider yourself a worthy potential member! Regardless of the location and assumed membership, you really do not know where they (the members) are from. And if they are true ''believers'' as a church group, they should hold no bias and welcome you warmly into their fold. I think it should be safe to assume they are a friendly group. I also think that the location may make it a safer place to meet.

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Date: 1/3/13 1:26 PM

Especially if they meet after dark.

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Date: 1/3/13 1:47 PM

That's part of it too. It's at night right after work. I would have to run home eat quickly and then go. And in the winter it's dark and I'm not a big fan of driving long distances after dark. And the fact I'm just not a joiner. But I think it would help me if I got involved with something other then work and family drama.
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Date: 1/3/13 2:22 PM

How about waiting until the days are longer and then joining? As for the after work part, that often is the case. Grab a bite and go join it when the days lengthen enough to make you feel better about evenings.

I do not like to drive after dark. I'd not like to drive a long distance in the dark either. Too dangerous, as limited visibility and the weather.

Could you find a quilting class during the day on a weekend and join that for some fun? I'm hoping to take a short applique class this spring. No details yet of when it will be. I want to learn more and keep thes brain cells moving and growing.

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I really enjoy quilting. I love to play with fabrics, colors and pictures. I recently discovered how much fun applique can be. As I love making pictures, landscape quilting can be challenging, but seeing the picture come to life is so rewarding.
Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

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Date: 1/3/13 2:38 PM

I am as shy and quiet as they come when it comes to social gatherings but once that initial ice is broken, then the social aspect is very important to me. I find much camaraderie in PR and among the ladies of my LQS where I have been working part time... Making the effort to extend yourself to this group will pay off in the end. I totally understand the night time thing but when else could you meet if you work full time? Bring a sandwich or snack... I'd even plan to go directly from work if the time was that tight.

I went on a quilt retreat once and the only person I knew was the woman who coordinated the event. I was a bit of an outsider as far as the group was because I was the first one to join them in a few years. The project we started with the Judy Niemeyer - 4th of July so it was a complicated paper piecing project where I was the slowest person in terms of work done... and talk about feeling awkward? That I did. I had figured that I had not really connected with members of this group but since then it seems the ice has melted... I feel like my circle of close friends has grown a little... and it feels good.

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