This is an overview of some of the things going on at each monthly meeting. For complete information, refer to the Guild by-laws elsewhere in this website.
Location and Time
The Guild meets on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the United Co-Op, 320 Fall Creek Highway, Granbury. We have meet & greet and deserts starting at 6:30 p.m.
Dues are $25 per calendar year. (+$5.00 if monthly newsletter is mailed to you) You may attend two meetings as a guest before joining. Membership form is available in the Contact Us section.
Sign In & Name Tag
When you arrive at the meeting, sign in at the desk as you enter the hall. If you wear a name tag (a unique creation of your own), you will be entered in an additional door prize drawing. Write your name on the slip of paper supplied and put it in the bucket. The sign in book is numbered and you will be entered in a door prize drawing if we have additional door prizes.
Guild Membership Notebook
The notebook you receive when joining includes a list of names/locations of local quilt stores, a list of officers and contact information for all guild members.
Various Guild Chair members duties:
Door Prize Drawings
Door prize volunteers will circulate around the room before the meeting for donations for door prize tickets. Donation is $1 per ticket or six for $5. Multiple drawings are held during meetings. We welcome your donations for door prizes (e.g., fat quarters). (Good Luck!)
Members have a desert at meetings. We sign up to bring a desert a couple of times a year. See the Hospitality chairperson to sign up for a specific month(s).
Show and Tell
We all like to show our work and tell a story and also see what others have accomplished. If you have an item that you want to show, sign your name to the “Show and Tell” book (look for the sign). Write what type of item(s) you are showing and how many. There will be someone to hold the item for you while you tell about it. A photo will be taken of you and your items for the guild website if you are okay with having your photo published on the website.
Each month, you may purchase, for a small fee, section with instructions for a Mystery Quilt. By the end of the year you will have a finished quilt top with the completed design being a surprise.
Each month we contribute various items to charitable originations. Information on most of these is in the Newsletter. Some are listed below.
- Mission Granbury food items: canned fruits, canned meats, baby food, etc. A list of the requested items will be in the monthly newsletter.
- Support the Troops items: list on website and by the box at the meeting. (Homemade nut breads and cookies travel well.)
- Lap quilts for adult care centers: 36” X 42
- Baby quilts: pastel or bright colors, 36” X 40”
- Children’s quilts: 45” X 54,” bright, child appropriate fabrics
- Preemie quilts: pastel or bright colors, 18” X 30,” soft cotton or flannel top and flannel backing. No batting is needed. No tied quilts for these tiny ones.
- CASA quilts: For boys and girls, in age appropriate sizes and materials. Sometimes we have specific requests that we like to accommodate if possible.
The newsletter is emailed (or sent by regular mail if you do not have an email address) a week before the meeting. It contains the minutes from the previous meeting, treasury report, and reminders of what to bring to the meeting. You may also place an ad in the newsletter. Rates are Business Card – $5; ¼ page – $10; 1/2 page – $20; and full page – $30.
This is a list on the guild website of the bee groups.
We belong to the Texas Association of Quilt Guilds and attend their meetings.
Sunshine and Shadow
The guild sends cards and/or flowers to members that are ill or have a death in the family.
The guild has a retreat every year and all members are welcome to participate. Next retreat is August 15 -18, 2013 at Compass Centre, Mt Calm, TX.
We have a quilt show every other year. The next one will be in October 2nd and 3rd, 2015 at Somervell County Center in Glen Rose.
We have multiple fund raising activities such as a garage sale, a quilt sale, and a raffle quilt for the quilt show. On the off year of the quilt show, the quilt sale is usually held during the Harvest Moon Festival. Members are asked to donate a quilt for the sale with the proceeds going to the guild. We also sell smaller items such as Christmas ornaments, etc.
Other Guild Chair members include: Parliamentarian, Webmaster, Publicity & Historian