Even at my age, I continue to get surprised…

A friend/quilting friend (meaning she is both) asked me to go to a local quilt guild meeting with her.  Being that I had not really been out of the house in weeks, I decided I would go.

So, why was I surprised?  Well, maybe about 12 years ago, I attended a couple of quilt guild meetings.  I didn’t really like it.  It was very clickish and seemed very high school like with certain people only talking to other people, saving seats like we are 9 years old, and being super critical of others work..  Overall I did not find the folks friendly or helpful or interested in helping newbies assimilate.  So, I had a bit of a sour taste in my mouth regarding guilds.

But, I needed to get out of the house so I went.It was not the same group and I was pleasantly surprised at how friendly and helpful everyone was.  They were so very welcoming.

They do so much for charity, which I love.  They are doing pillowcase and hearts for hospice as well as many other charity events.

They had a speaker form the shelter that they make pillowcases for (the name escapes me at the moment).  She talked about how important having something that someone made was to the people in their shelters.  She clearly was very passionate about what she did.  It was awesome to hear her speak.  The photo in this post is of the two tables full of pillowcases they have already made.  However, many are needed.  I will get to work and make a few with the piles of fabric that I have.

So, I ended up joining the Crazy Quilters of Union County.  I am looking forward to participating in some of their charity work and hanging out with like minded people as I do here on my blog.

If you would like to see some of their work, they have a Facebook you can take a peek at.

Happy Sewing

Happy Quilting

Treasure Your Family

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18 thoughts on “Even at my age, I continue to get surprised…

  1. I so agree with you. The worst member of a guild can change the feel for everyone. I don’t belong to a guild and the group I belong to has an odd feel to it also but I love the charity work. And I too, need to get out of the house once in awhile. The pillowcases are fun to make. I’m glad you have found a group where you are comfortable. That is a great surprise.

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  2. How fabulous! I’m so glad you went and glad it turned out to be so pleasant. I think there are still the first kind of guild around, but not as often these days. This will be a great outlet for you.

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  3. Congrats on the guild membership! It really can be a great thing to be apart of. My mom (Dori) joined recently and I’m her guest for now until my life settles a bit more (Ha!). It can be loads of fun with lots of great people with such amazing stories. Enjoy!

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  4. some guilds do have cliques, but on the whole I’ve found quilt guilds a great place to meet nice people as we’ve moved from place to place over the years. I hope you continue to enjoy it 🙂

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  5. Sounds like a great guild experience! When I attend my first quilting guild meeting like 12 years ago I had an experience just like yours and decided that guilds were not for me. I did give it another chance like you did! 🙂

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  6. I so glad you were surprised. I live in a very snobby area where embroiderers and quilters are not that friendly especially if you are not a traditional quilter.

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