Program Ideas for Quilt Guilds

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Program Ideas for Quilt Guilds

Quilt guilds are always looking for new ideas for programs. What fun, unique programs has your guild sponsored? What kind of programs would you like to see? Let's share!

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Guild Fundraising

Started by Carol Best. Last reply by Karen Newman Brown Feb 25. 1 Reply

Our guild is in need of fundraising and am hoping I can gather some new ideas from this group.Thanks!Continue

Tags: quilt, fundraising, Guild

UFOs

Started by Carol Simas. Last reply by Carol Simas Dec 20, 2013. 17 Replies

I started a UFO challenge in my quilt guild, we have been doing it for a couple of years.  In August we will hit the 100th finished UFO everyone seems to like it alot.  The ladies say they are…Continue

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Comment by karen wares on November 20, 2013 at 11:39pm

I just became our program director the 2014.  Waht was I thinking!!!

Comment by Barbara Rainwater on October 27, 2013 at 1:20pm

I have been Program Chair for 3 different guilds and the members love the "round robin" demonstrations.  Split your group into 4 or 5 small groups and number them.  Have 4 or 5 different tables set up with different talented guild members sharing their expertise aka: perfect mitered corners, folded flowers, embellishment techniques, etc.   Members spend 15 minutes at each table and then rotate.  It is a mini class at each table.

Comment by Jonell Carter on January 18, 2013 at 10:48am

Violet - we have taken our Opportunity Quilts to local shops and display/sell tickets right outside the door.  Of course you should get permission from the shop owners :-)  How about the local library or even ask your school PTA if you can display/sell tickets at one of their meetings.  Let your fingers do the walking and contact your Chamber of Commerce and see if they will let you set up at one or more of their monthly meetings.  You never know what they will say unless you ask. Be sure to mention, as part of your sales pitch, all of the great community services your guild does.  Tell them how many quilts your guild has donated, etc.  Toot your horn Sweetie.  Quilters are generous folks.  How about putting the question out there at a guild meeting, asking for suggestions/contact information from members.  

Comment by Jonell Carter on January 18, 2013 at 10:38am

I am Program Chair this year.  I love the idea of Quilters Strip Poker. I have just added this to our calendar for this year.  I just love all of the ideas shared here.  Thanks for sharing.  Huggles

Comment by Ethelda Hillsman on November 13, 2012 at 9:18am

Had a great meeting at the local guild yesterday. Our new president has come up with a great idea. Every month she will e-mail a question that we can give the answer to at the following meeting. Yesterday's question was "What person or book has influenced your quilting the most?" Lots of great answers from books on hand quilting, to TV shows(i.e. Alex Anderson's "Simply Quilts"), to best friends. It was a great way to learn a little about each of us. I'm looking forward to the question for next month.

Comment by Pam Thompson on November 5, 2012 at 12:43pm

Our guild has a raffle quilt ambassador.  She takes the quilts around to different quilt shops.  They will display the quilts and sell tickets.  She will also take the quilts to guild meetings of other guilds and quilting groups and sell tickets.  Most of our local guilds put a lot of effort into the quilts and everyone wants to purchase tickets for the raffle quilts.

Comment by Violet on November 4, 2012 at 10:48am

Great ideas.  We have tried a couple already with success.  My question is where do guilds display their opportunity guilts, which is a big fund raiser for us.  Don't have allot of quilt shows in my area so need out-of-the box type ideas.

Comment by Debra J. Werner on October 15, 2012 at 5:33pm

We just had our 30th Anniversary party in October and was a huge success. We had name tags printed, programs printed with an attached pouch with an log cabin pattern on it, (since our name is Lob Cabin Quilters), Yo-yo button flowers that we made, door prize drawings, our longest standing member Rita give a prensentation of the history of our guild, refreshments with a cake, nuts, chocolates, and a display of as many past projects we have done in the last 30 years called a walk down memory lane. We also invited all of our past presidents and when we introduced them we pinned them with home made corsages. We decorated our room with a log cabin banner and 2 inch strips of material hanging from the ceiling. It was just an awesome evenings.

Comment by Debra J. Werner on September 4, 2012 at 8:18pm

Log Cabin Quilt Guild in Muskego Wisconsin, we have a membership drawing. We have a sign in sheet. Everyone puts a "X" by their name for the month attending. The names are numbered and we draw a number and who ever matches that number on the sign in sheet wins a $10.00 gift certificate from a local quilt shop. Of course our members must be wearing a name tag (perferably homemade)  in order to win.

Comment by Christine Vance on June 19, 2012 at 12:12pm

My guild was thinking of having a "strip poker" night.  We would use jelly roll strips to bet with.  Has anyone done this before?  Was it a success?

 

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