Dues: Full Membership dues
are $25 annually, which grants access to all guild activities. Limited Membership fee is
$5.00, good only for one day for meetings and guild shows only. Our fiscal year is 01/01 to 12/31. Dues are not
prorated. Anyone joining in Oct/Nov/Dec of the year will be considered
paid through December 31 of the following year. Dues for the new year
are collected starting with the November meeting. The Member List is
disseminated to the general membership before the March general meeting.
These are held at 9:15 am on the 2nd Friday of each month at Christ
Our Savior Lutheran Church on Hwy. 72 in Loudon. The first half hour are
purely social and are also used to sign up for classes and workshops.
The business meeting starts at 9:30 am and is followed by the program.
Workshops:Workshops are usually
held on the third and/or fourth Thursday of the month at the Chota Rec
Center at 9:00 a.m. They are open to members only. Workshops may be
facilitated by one of our members or an outside instructor. There is a
$5.00 fee. Signup sheets for these workshops are at the general meeting
at the workshops table.
addition to the monthly workshops, classes are offered by many of our
speakers. Full day classes are held on the Thursday prior to the general
meeting at the Chota Rec Center. Half day classes following the general
meeting are also held at the Chota Rec Center. Fees are variable.
Classes are open to members only.
Special Events:These may include such things as chartered bus trips to regional quilt
shows or museums, classes, workshops and/or lectures offered by sister
guilds in the area.
opportunity to work on charity quilt projects is available to all guild
members on the 1st Monday of each month, 9:00 a.m., at the Chota Rec
Quilt Challenges: In 2007,
we began having a biennial challenge held in odd-numbered years. Members
are presented with a “Guild Challenge.” The resulting quilts are
evaluated and prizes are awarded at our June meeting, followed by a
luncheon. In addition, we have an AQS Challenge in the even-numbered years. Prizes also are awarded and 8 winners are entered in the AQS Ultimate Guild Challenge contest.
There are sub-groups available to our members who may not be able to
attend the general meetings or those preferring a more intimate group.
Some “quilting bees” are held in members’ homes and others at the Chota
Rec Center. Guild members may participate in any or all of these groups.
These groups focus on common quilting interests among their members.
A two-day show event held in even numbered years and our major money-making event. We have a showing of members’ quilts, a silent auction and
sales boutique as well as a number of vendors.