Program Ideas for Quilt Guilds


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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Quilt show signage

Started by Judy Koob. Last reply by Susanne Froeschle Feb 9. 3 Replies

I need ideas for clever signage for our Quilt Show next year regardingNo touching or handling quilts.  I don't want to be mean or condescending, butfunny yet to the point.  Please help.Continue

Anyone interested in Discussing Programs for Guilds?

Started by Regina Hyatt. Last reply by Regina Hyatt Mar 16, 2017. 3 Replies

Hello,I'm a new member and program chair for my local guild in NJ. I would love to start a discussion on what programs have been successful. At our last meeting I had a local person (not a member) do…Continue

Guild Fundraising

Started by Carol Best. Last reply by Karen Newman Brown Feb 25, 2014. 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


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 Lana Laqua on December 14, 2011 at 9:31am

are the gifts wrapped, do you take your chances or you get to see what you are bidding on?  

This is an interesting idea, might have to remember this for next year and suggest it.

Comment by patbruck on December 14, 2011 at 7:53am

We had our Christmas party last week.We always go to a nice restaurant,member pays $15 and guild pays $15.This is the 2nd year we've gone to the same place,the food is scrumptous. A little bit of everything.First,small piece of beef with sauce and cheese,light salad,wedding soup,Prime Rib or fish or chicken,Cheesecake.At our party which about 42 show up everyone brings a nice gift,the members then buy tickets which give them a chance to win one.We always give to a charity,this year I suggested we give to 2 families with children,went to a place that takes in domestic abuse victims.These 2 families have moved out where they were and are now trying to make it on their own.One Mother with 4 children is now working and went to college.The other Mother is now working and going to school to be a beautician.We raised $600 and the guild matched that amount.I presented each of these 2 Moms with a $600 gift card from Walmart.I was very touched by the members being so generous !To me this is what Christmas is all about,helping someone in their time of need.Some of the members were not too happy about so much money going to just 2 families,but to them I say bah humbug.Have a great holiday everyone.

Comment by Violet on December 13, 2011 at 3:04pm

My guild partner and I did the guild birthday party last year and the Left Right game was party of our program.  I gathered alot of small inexpensive items at the Dollar Store and a fat quarter for each bag.  The ladies loved it.  With the cake we purchased, the whole party cost less then $175 since we did a potluck.  Boy did the board love that party.  LOL

Comment by Lana Laqua on December 13, 2011 at 2:52pm

They don't have to be but a gift you would like to receive.  I made a drawstring bag, and put in a sewing kit I found at Fabricland. and there is a $15 limit.  I like to make the gifts, I have found some neat stuff, to make and share over the years.

Comment by Pam Thompson on December 13, 2011 at 2:43pm

My geezer DH is a lifeguard at the YMCA part time.  The guards had their Christmas party on Saturday evening with the Chinese gift exchange.  He opened his gift, a box of tampons.  Someone tipped him off that it had a gift card in it.  Of course no one wanted a box of tampons, especially the guys.  He took out the gift card (nice one) and gave away the tampons.  Wish I could have been there to see the look on his face.


Your idea sounds like fun.  Are the gifts sewing related?

Comment by Lana Laqua on December 13, 2011 at 2:27pm

So with christmas Season on us, My guild is having their Christmas party tonight we are getting together with a potluck and a gift exchange, of course there will be show and tell etc.. 

but in the last few years I've gotten bored with the usual "chinese" gift exchange, draw a number pick a gift, hope no one steals it.  Last year I came across a poem/story that had the words left and right worked into it so that when you read it every time the words left or right were read the presents moved in a circle that direction and in the end you opened the gift that was on your lap.  It was lots of fun!  

This year planning on passing out words form Twas the night before Christmas and when the word you have is read you say Ho ho ho and  pick your gift.  Then it will be up to the group to decide if they will allow stealing etc.. 

Comment by Kim Fess on October 2, 2011 at 10:28am
@Christine--That sounds like fun! @Leslie--Yes, it's a dice game. Google it for the details. I didn't know what it was either!
Comment by Leslie on October 1, 2011 at 12:54pm
What is Left Right Center?  A dice game?  Thanks for the help!
Comment by Leslie on September 16, 2011 at 4:26pm

Hi All!  I've been in a Guild for just 6 mos, and I'm already the Treasurer!  A glutton for punishment, I guess.


We are going to do a monthly small challenge this year.  At our Sept. meeting, we all chose a color and a number, out of brown bags.  I drew green and 7.  For the Oct. meeting, I must make something with green and 7, somehow.  It does not have to be finished, could be just a block.


At the Oct. meeting, two members are in charge of an 'ingredient challenge'.  Each member will get a baggie with a few small items in it, and be challenged to make something out of them.  I'm probably not explaining that very well, as I've never seen it done.


Also, we're going to give a little focus to our show and tell.  For Oct. it is purses, totes, bags, etc.  We can bring something else to show as well, but we hope to see lots of bags.  We said just one bag per person, but I'm not sure that limit will be required.  We'll see.


Hope to learn from all of you.

Comment by Pam Thompson on August 30, 2011 at 4:55pm


I'd like to do it as a fund raiser, but was vetoed because "we don't need the money yet".  I am trying to keep my 2 years under budget, if I can.  We depend on a bi-annual quilt show and raffle quilt to earn money to fund our Guild for 2 years.  The state is giving non-profits a difficult time in obtaining the raffle license.  Another local guild was turned down and their profits don't go to the guild, but to a very worthy cause.  I do not think we can depend on a raffle, so we need to be creative in our fund-raising during the year.



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