Guild Program

Guild Program

Post by Sharo » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 08:27:30



Hi folks - I'm primarily a lurker, but I need your suggestions
PLEASE.    I've joined a local guild and will be the 2011 program
chairperson.   Since I haven't been in the guild long, I really could
use some suggestions.   This guild has some funds and usually has at
least 4 national speakers a year.   ( I don't think this is bad.)  And
a couple of programs per year that are  standard for the group, so I
will need to come up with 10 programs.  This year has been the year of
applique - so I don't want to do anything applique related.    Can you
folks suggest what was been a great program you attended at your
guild?   Thanks in advance for your input!

Sharon in KS

 
 
 

Guild Program

Post by susan » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 08:51:43



Quote:
> Hi folks - I'm primarily a lurker, but I need your suggestions
> PLEASE. ? ?I've joined a local guild and will be the 2011 program
> chairperson. ? Since I haven't been in the guild long, I really could
> use some suggestions. ? This guild has some funds and usually has at
> least 4 national speakers a year. ? ( I don't think this is bad.) ?And
> a couple of programs per year that are ?standard for the group, so I
> will need to come up with 10 programs. ?This year has been the year of
> applique - so I don't want to do anything applique related. ? ?Can you
> folks suggest what was been a great program you attended at your
> guild? ? Thanks in advance for your input!

> Sharon in KS

One that we had fun with was having each member bring her favorite
"gadget" for quilting.  Each person stood up and explained what it was
and why they liked it.

I did a Golden Ratio talk that people really liked; maybe someone in
your guild could take a shot at it.  I gathered up stuff from all over
the web; showed tons of pictures in nature and art where the ratio
crops up and tied it in to simple quilt design rules for widths of
sashings & borders.  You just need a geeky quilter gets the math but
can talk so non-math people "get" it.

susan k

 
 
 

Guild Program

Post by Kate in M » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 09:20:07


If you're looking for a guest speaker -- we have someone here locally that
is really growing in popularity.  If I remember correctly -- she had a
pattern in one of the quilt mags here recently.  Her name is Edyta Sitar --  
of Laundry Basket quilts.  She did a presentation and a class for our
guild -- and I highly recommend  her.

I'll go back through my stuff to come up with some of our other programs
that might work for you -- and post again later.

--
Kate in MI
http://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves


Quote:
> Hi folks - I'm primarily a lurker, but I need your suggestions
> PLEASE.    I've joined a local guild and will be the 2011 program
> chairperson.   Since I haven't been in the guild long, I really could
> use some suggestions.   This guild has some funds and usually has at
> least 4 national speakers a year.   ( I don't think this is bad.)  And
> a couple of programs per year that are  standard for the group, so I
> will need to come up with 10 programs.  This year has been the year of
> applique - so I don't want to do anything applique related.    Can you
> folks suggest what was been a great program you attended at your
> guild?   Thanks in advance for your input!

> Sharon in KS

 
 
 

Guild Program

Post by J* » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 09:26:36


http://www.laundrybasketquilts.com/

Quote:
"Kate in MI" wrote...

If you're looking for a guest speaker -- we have someone here locally that
is really growing in popularity.  If I remember correctly -- she had a
pattern in one of the quilt mags here recently.  Her name is Edyta Sitar --
of Laundry Basket quilts.  She did a presentation and a class for our
guild -- and I highly recommend  her.

I'll go back through my stuff to come up with some of our other programs
that might work for you -- and post again later.

--
Kate in MI
http://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves

 
 
 

Guild Program

Post by Marcella Pee » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 10:28:58


We do an auction every couple of years.  That is a bit of work but it's
quite fun and we make some money for more speakers that way.

Last year we did 5 Quilters 5 Quilts (which I think Miz Ragmop had
mentioned happening at her guild)  I asked 5 different guild members to
share 5 of their quilts at a meeting.  I asked a couple of ladies to be
quilt holders.  It was really fun to see the variety of projects each
had to share.  They were told they got 10 - 12 minutes to show their
quilts and talk.  It was really popular!

One year we did First and Last Quilts.  Members signed up to
participate.  Their first quilts were hung in the room and numbered tags
were pinned on.  Each person got a few minutes to talk about how they
got started quilting and shared their latest quilt.  At then end we got
little ballots and had to try and match each person with their first
quilt.  I think the person with the most correct got a prize.

We haven't tried this one, but it was sent to me by a guild member.  It
was an idea from the County Line Quilters in Framingham MA.  An Ugly
Quilt Contest.  It says to bring your ugly quilt (finished or not).  The
projects would be hung and members could vote for the ugliest quilt and
for the quilt they'd like to take home.  So, two winners for that one.  
It sounded fun.

marcella

In article

Quote:

> Hi folks - I'm primarily a lurker, but I need your suggestions
> PLEASE.    I've joined a local guild and will be the 2011 program
> chairperson.   Since I haven't been in the guild long, I really could
> use some suggestions.   This guild has some funds and usually has at
> least 4 national speakers a year.   ( I don't think this is bad.)  And
> a couple of programs per year that are  standard for the group, so I
> will need to come up with 10 programs.  This year has been the year of
> applique - so I don't want to do anything applique related.    Can you
> folks suggest what was been a great program you attended at your
> guild?   Thanks in advance for your input!

> Sharon in KS

 
 
 

Guild Program

Post by teleflor » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 11:34:16



Quote:
> Hi folks - I'm primarily a lurker, but I need your suggestions
> PLEASE.    I've joined a local guild and will be the 2011 program
> chairperson.   Since I haven't been in the guild long, I really could
> use some suggestions.   This guild has some funds and usually has at
> least 4 national speakers a year.   ( I don't think this is bad.)  And
> a couple of programs per year that are  standard for the group, so I
> will need to come up with 10 programs.  This year has been the year of
> applique - so I don't want to do anything applique related.    Can you
> folks suggest what was been a great program you attended at your
> guild?   Thanks in advance for your input!

> Sharon in KS

Sharon, I live in KS too and last year I was Program chair of our Guild in
Pittsburg.  We had Edie McGinnis from the KC Star come and give a trunk
show, she was wonderful.  Elsie Campbell from Dodge, I think was terrific.
We have lots of great artists here in Kansas that can give you great
programs.

Your Guild probably belongs to the Heartland Quilt Network

http://www.heartlandquiltnetwork.com/

They can really help you out.


information

 
 
 

Guild Program

Post by Maureen Woznia » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 21:46:03


On Sun, 2 Aug 2009 18:27:30 -0500, Sharon wrote
(in article

Quote:
> Hi folks - I'm primarily a lurker, but I need your suggestions
> PLEASE.    I've joined a local guild and will be the 2011 program
> chairperson.   Since I haven't been in the guild long, I really could
> use some suggestions.   This guild has some funds and usually has at
> least 4 national speakers a year.   ( I don't think this is bad.)  And
> a couple of programs per year that are  standard for the group, so I
> will need to come up with 10 programs.  This year has been the year of
> applique - so I don't want to do anything applique related.    Can you
> folks suggest what was been a great program you attended at your
> guild?   Thanks in advance for your input!

> Sharon in KS

If someone in your guild does this, a program on basic fabric dying might be
fun.

Maureen

 
 
 

Guild Program

Post by Susan Laity Pric » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 01:35:39


We have had fun with the following:

Brown bag challenge. Anyone who wants to participate brings a UFO in a
brown bag. If you bring one, you take one. They have three months to
do something with the UFO. They don't have to finish it as the
originator intended. A queen size quilt might become a table runner.
On the designated completion night the program is showing a photo of
what was in the bag and explaining how they finished it.

Ugly fabric challenge. Same as above but instead of a UFO it is just
yardage or a fat quarter bundle of that fabric you haven't any idea
why you bought.

Charity quilt groups. This only works if a member has a stash like
mine that they are willing to share. I cut 6" squares from many
different children's prints and bright mixers. (it would also work to
ask each member to bring a set number of 6" patriotic squares and make
quilts for soldiers.) The guild was divided into groups of five by
drawing numbers (the goal was to mix the membership and make them meet
different quilters rather than just talking to their friends) Each
team was given a set of squares. At the meeting they had to layout the
squares and decide on a crib size quilt. There were enough squares
that they could make HST, etc. I took a photo of each layout. If
someone from the team took the quilt home and assembled it they
received credit for their charity donation for the year. All but one
team had a willing volunteer. Three months later I again had the
program and displayed the finished quilts talking about each design
and why it was so great. I had collected all the leftover squares and
made some really scrappy quilts, too. Both nights were fun. We really
had not planned for the second night to be the full guild program but
our guest speaker canceled at the last minute. It is good that I can
talk about quilting for hours and sound like I know what I am talking
about.

We usually don't sew at guild meetings because of the hassle of
bringing machines and supplies but once in a while we make something
like a bag or try a new technique.

Sampler night. Five or six guild members show a technique that really
wouldn't take an entire evening to show like a 3D Bow tie or making a
purse from a place mat. Each person sets-up a station in a different
part of the room. Every ten minutes a bell rings and members switch
stations. That way they can be close enough to see details that are
hard to present to an entire group.

This year I am giving a program on framing quilts. I will show two
methods. One is Jo Morton's method of floating a miniature quilt on a
mat and the other is lacing an unquilted top into a frame like you
would frame linen cross stitch. Lecture also discussions important
facts like textiles should never touch the glass and where to find
frames. (FYI my opinion is to find a great frame and make a quilt to
fit rather than making the quilt first and then looking for a frame)

Susan Price

On Sun, 2 Aug 2009 16:27:30 -0700 (PDT), Sharon

Quote:

>Hi folks - I'm primarily a lurker, but I need your suggestions
>PLEASE.    I've joined a local guild and will be the 2011 program
>chairperson.   Since I haven't been in the guild long, I really could
>use some suggestions.   This guild has some funds and usually has at
>least 4 national speakers a year.   ( I don't think this is bad.)  And
>a couple of programs per year that are  standard for the group, so I
>will need to come up with 10 programs.  This year has been the year of
>applique - so I don't want to do anything applique related.    Can you
>folks suggest what was been a great program you attended at your
>guild?   Thanks in advance for your input!

>Sharon in KS

 
 
 

Guild Program

Post by Sandy » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 05:08:48


Howdy!

  Yeah, we did the 5 Quilters: 5 Quilts, and found some wonderful
talent inside the guild.
  The auction turned into the annual June Garage Sale; anyone can
rent a table for $10, sell whatever she/he wants; I passed a large
number of books (fiction, non-fiction) this way.  We include a
pot-luck supper & long show&tell w/ this "program".
  While we have lots of "nationally-known" speakers, which is fine,
and they usually offer a workshop on another day or before the program,
I like to call on local talent.  We have some amazing quilters &
story-tellers in any group, many just waiting to be asked.
 Quilt shops will often do a short, mini-class,
sometimes charging a small fee ($5) for a kit they teach us to Finish,
and they get to set up a small shopping area (as do the "famous"
speakers).   Ask for a Notions review.
   Ask several members to do a book review w/ books they've used,
accompanied by the quilt(s) from those books.  Esp. great if you have
the book(s) in the guild library.
  One program we had a physical therapist teach us some stretching
and relaxing exercises (very simple, low-impact), and gives us advice
on how to sit at the sewing machine so we didn't kill our backs. ;-)
  Have an apron &/or pillowcase challenge; set a deadline of a month
or 2, then do a program showcasing the results, choose winners.
We all got inspired by that, and at the next potluck almost everyone
wore an apron!  There were several non-traditional aprons made of
t-shirts, cut-down sheets, beach towels, & even a trash bag.  <g>
   Art quilts- they're out there, altho' too often they don't show
up in the mainstream meetings.  After viewing the first really big
display of art quilts at the Houston show, we invited Art Quilters
to show their stuff.  We saw some incredible stuff... er... art ...
quilts.  Opened some eyes & minds.
   Anyway, there are lots of low-cost programs, & using local talent
gave us a deeper appreciation of our own friend-quilters.

Good luck!
R/Sandy

On 8/2/09 8:28 PM, in article

Quote:

> We do an auction every couple of years.  That is a bit of work but it's
> quite fun and we make some money for more speakers that way.

> Last year we did 5 Quilters 5 Quilts (which I think Miz Ragmop had
> mentioned happening at her guild)  I asked 5 different guild members to
> share 5 of their quilts at a meeting.  I asked a couple of ladies to be
> quilt holders.  It was really fun to see the variety of projects each
> had to share.  They were told they got 10 - 12 minutes to show their
> quilts and talk.  It was really popular!

> One year we did First and Last Quilts.  Members signed up to
> participate.  Their first quilts were hung in the room and numbered tags
> were pinned on.  Each person got a few minutes to talk about how they
> got started quilting and shared their latest quilt.  At then end we got
> little ballots and had to try and match each person with their first
> quilt.  I think the person with the most correct got a prize.

> We haven't tried this one, but it was sent to me by a guild member.  It
> was an idea from the County Line Quilters in Framingham MA.  An Ugly
> Quilt Contest.  It says to bring your ugly quilt (finished or not).  The
> projects would be hung and members could vote for the ugliest quilt and
> for the quilt they'd like to take home.  So, two winners for that one.
> It sounded fun.

> marcella

> In article


>> Hi folks - I'm primarily a lurker, but I need your suggestions
>> PLEASE.    I've joined a local guild and will be the 2011 program
>> chairperson.   Since I haven't been in the guild long, I really could
>> use some suggestions.   This guild has some funds and usually has at
>> least 4 national speakers a year.   ( I don't think this is bad.)  And
>> a couple of programs per year that are  standard for the group, so I
>> will need to come up with 10 programs.  This year has been the year of
>> applique - so I don't want to do anything applique related.    Can you
>> folks suggest what was been a great program you attended at your
>> guild?   Thanks in advance for your input!

>> Sharon in KS

 
 
 

Guild Program

Post by Susan Torren » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 06:19:07


We do a mini-workshop night.  We have 6-8 people doing short demos of a
technique/block/tool use.  When everyone arrives, there is a coloured paper
on her/his chair.  When the workshops begin, they ask everyone to split into
colour groups, and then start each colour at a different table.
This makes sure that the groups are equal in size, and it also breaks up
some of the "groups" who tend to talk through info!  They ring a bell when
the first round is done, and all the groups move clock-wise to the next
table.
It is great fun, and we end the night with lots of new info/hand-outs etc.

--
Susan
quilting as usual......

http://community.webshots.com/user/sbtinkingston

Quote:
> Hi folks - I'm primarily a lurker, but I need your suggestions
> PLEASE.    I've joined a local guild and will be the 2011 program
> chairperson.   Since I haven't been in the guild long, I really could
> use some suggestions.   This guild has some funds and usually has at
> least 4 national speakers a year.   ( I don't think this is bad.)  And
> a couple of programs per year that are  standard for the group, so I
> will need to come up with 10 programs.  This year has been the year of
> applique - so I don't want to do anything applique related.    Can you
> folks suggest what was been a great program you attended at your
> guild?   Thanks in advance for your input!

> Sharon in KS

 
 
 

Guild Program

Post by Pat in Virgini » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 10:24:03


Hi Sharon,
Welcome to the Land of RCTQ. We have fun
here, no moderator, no rules. The only thing you really need to know is that
it is very wise to have your chocolate vetted. Just send a pound or two to
the Office of the Official Chocolate Taster of RCTQ, which is in my Palace
here in ***ia. I will test and taste and report back via email. You don't
have to thank me ... this is my unselfish volunteer duty in RCTQ. A tough
job, but someone's gotta do it. :)

Now, here is a program that proved very popular in my guild. We had 5 or 6
representatives from Bees talk about their little groups. They covered the
basics: what, when, where, why (special activities or interests) and other
neat information. This was so popular at an Autumn meeting, a follow-up,
with 6 other Bees represented, was scheduled for January. I was one of the
reps. It was quick and easy for me to prepare, with input from my bee
friends. It was really fun to hear how the other bees operate. Fun and
economical.

Pat In ***ia/USA


Quote:
> Hi folks - I'm primarily a lurker, but I need your suggestions
> PLEASE.    I've joined a local guild and will be the 2011 program
> chairperson.   Since I haven't been in the guild long, I really could
> use some suggestions.   This guild has some funds and usually has at
> least 4 national speakers a year.   ( I don't think this is bad.)  And
> a couple of programs per year that are  standard for the group, so I
> will need to come up with 10 programs.  This year has been the year of
> applique - so I don't want to do anything applique related.    Can you
> folks suggest what was been a great program you attended at your
> guild?   Thanks in advance for your input!

> Sharon in KS

 
 
 

Guild Program

Post by Nann » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 08:23:56


Do try to book a program with Bonnie Hunter.  She's enormously popular
and she's really good.

We had Monique Dillard at our meeting yesterday -- wonderful quilt
designs!
www.opengatequilts.com

Cathy Miller, the Singing Quilter, is great fun.
http://www.singingquilter.com/bio.htm

We have a bucket raffle as a guild fundraiser. Members bring in quilt-
related items they no longer want. They buy raffle tickets (25 cents
or 5/$1) and enter to win things they'd like. (I'm not explaining that
very well, am I?)

Another meeting is "quilter's schoolhouse" where members share
specific techniques.

Our guild has about 90 members and monthly attendance of 45-50.
(www.nlcqg.org)

Nann


Quote:
> Hi folks - I'm primarily a lurker, but I need your suggestions
> PLEASE. ? ?I've joined a local guild and will be the 2011 program
> chairperson. ? Since I haven't been in the guild long, I really could
> use some suggestions. ? This guild has some funds and usually has at
> least 4 national speakers a year. ? ( I don't think this is bad.) ?And
> a couple of programs per year that are ?standard for the group, so I
> will need to come up with 10 programs. ?This year has been the year of
> applique - so I don't want to do anything applique related. ? ?Can you
> folks suggest what was been a great program you attended at your
> guild? ? Thanks in advance for your input!

> Sharon in KS

 
 
 

Guild Program

Post by Robert » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 20:35:54


Maybe you mean the so-called Chinese auction? Bidders buy tickets , as
many as they want, writing their name on each one. The prizes each
have a box. Bidders put tickets into the appropriate boxes. Lots of
tickets if you really want something. At the end of the auction, all
the boxes are collected and a winning ticket drawn from each. So you
still might not win even if you put in lots of tickets. This is a good
way to conduct an auction of lots of small articles, where a live
auction would take too much time. And it forces everybody to spend at
least a bit of money.
Roberta in D



Quote:
>Do try to book a program with Bonnie Hunter.  She's enormously popular
>and she's really good.

>We had Monique Dillard at our meeting yesterday -- wonderful quilt
>designs!
>www.opengatequilts.com

>Cathy Miller, the Singing Quilter, is great fun.
>http://www.singingquilter.com/bio.htm

>We have a bucket raffle as a guild fundraiser. Members bring in quilt-
>related items they no longer want. They buy raffle tickets (25 cents
>or 5/$1) and enter to win things they'd like. (I'm not explaining that
>very well, am I?)

>Another meeting is "quilter's schoolhouse" where members share
>specific techniques.

>Our guild has about 90 members and monthly attendance of 45-50.
>(www.nlcqg.org)

>Nann


>> Hi folks - I'm primarily a lurker, but I need your suggestions
>> PLEASE. I've joined a local guild and will be the 2011 program
>> chairperson. Since I haven't been in the guild long, I really could
>> use some suggestions. This guild has some funds and usually has at
>> least 4 national speakers a year. ( I don't think this is bad.) And
>> a couple of programs per year that are standard for the group, so I
>> will need to come up with 10 programs. This year has been the year of
>> applique - so I don't want to do anything applique related. Can you
>> folks suggest what was been a great program you attended at your
>> guild? Thanks in advance for your input!

>> Sharon in KS