I really like my guild. I wasn't really sure I fit in the first year. The second year, I made one friend, but still wasn't sure I fit in. This year, I was roped into joining a committee totally against my will. (haha) It turns out that I am really, thoroughly enjoying it! The Saskatoon Quilters' Guild is a very large guild. I think I heard that there were over 200 members? Can you imagine!? And- there are no two women alike. They are all so unique and equally fabulous.
Here's the guild pin on my name badge.
My involvement started in 2007 when a friend took me to my see a quilt show for the first time ever. I went twice that weekend. lol That biennial quilt show was incredibly huge with so much happening and so much to see. I was hooked. Here's the pin for that year, though I didn't join until the year after.
It was that particular event that made me decide to have something entered for the next show, 2 yrs later. When the time came, I completely chickened out. I did put a lot of things into the marketplace to sell though. I also BOUGHT a lot from vendors, like soluble stabilizer, angelina fibres, yarns, and boxes of rayon threads. Here's the bling from that year's show:
I love flying geese patterns. I have yet to make something spectacular with those triangles!
As for the next show... the hype is starting already!! The October 2011 Show organizers have announced a theme and the pin is out! : ) It's "Making Waves", and what a gorgeous pin it is!! I got mine!!
Ooooh I cannot wait. I have ideas brewing. I'll need to read more on the categories in the guild's Prairie Points Newsletter. I want to make a modern quilt, but there is no category for modern quilts. With the evolution of modern quilting, I would guess that there would definitely be a category for it in the quilt show 3 yrs down the road. The way things are moving, modern now could be retro by then! lol
The next meeting is this Monday night. There's a flea market prior to the meeting. I'll have a table of sewing-room-excess to sell. There's also a magazine swap with the library. Isn't that a great idea!? There is also dessert night. Imagine that. We have fun. ; )
So, I'm on the evening program committee. If anyone reading this is in a guild, leave a post! Share one of your favorite guild events or speaker topics. I would love to get more ideas! Thanks in advance.
Enjoy the bling!~Monika