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EMQG Member Information

Members should read our bylaws.

Any members who incur expenses doing guild work should submit an expense report with receipts to the treasurer for reimbursement.

Any members who collect income doing guild work should submit an income report with the money attached to the treasurer.

New members receive a lanyard with a name tag. Name tags should be worn at all meetings. Members who forget to wear their nametags are asked to pay a 50 cent "fine".

There is an attendance sheet on the table by the door at each meeting. Please check in.

Coffee, tea, and occasionally other beverages are provided by the guild. Bring your own cup for drinks.

Snacks are provided by guild members. There is a signup sheet at each meeting. Please do your share and occasionally bring refreshments.

We collect non-perishable food items for local food pantries at each meeting.

There is a program after most meetings. Sometimes guild members teach a class or do a demonstration. Sometimes we hire an outside teacher. If you have a suggestion for a program, contact the Program Chairperson.

In August, instead of a meeting, we have a picnic at a local park. Members bring a dish to pass and their own table service. We play games, visit, and do hand sewing. Some people arrive in mid-afternoon, some people come after work. We eat supper at about 5:30 pm. Sometimes we bring boxes of fabric and magazines that we no longer want and othe members pick through them and take what they can use. Check the upcoming activities list for details about this year's picnic.

In December we usually have a potluck Holiday Party on the meeting night. Quilting and cooking seem to go together, and this is always a delicious meal. Activities vary from year to year. We have a short business meeting after the meal.

The guild sponsors a quilt show every two years, in even numbered years.

The guild newsletter is published at the beginning of odd-numbered months. Please read your newsletter! It contains important information. If you have input for the newsletter, send it to the editor by her stated due date so she can work it into the next issue.

We have members with all levels of quilting experience in the guild, ranging from beginner to talented and experienced. Don't be afraid to bring whatever you are working on for Show and Share, or to ask for help on something that has you stumped. Everyone was a beginner once and you will find that this is a very friendly and helpful group of people!

There is a fee for most workshops. Please register as far in advance as possible so we know how many members plan to attend. Occasionally if enough guild members don't sign up for a class or bus trip, we will open registration to other guilds or the public.

For most workshops you will need to bring a sewing machine, extension cord, rotary cutter and mat, and standard sewing supplies such as scissors and thread. Some people bring irons and small ironing boards. A supply list will be provided before each class.

Every year we have a Quilter's Holiday Retreat at the Watson Homestead near Painted Post, NY. This is scheduled in February, March or April. The Watson Homestead is a conference center, and we are one of several groups there for the weekend. We have a large workroom with tables for sewing and cutting, and a small kitchen with a microwave, refrigerator, and stove. Dorm style rooms with a large shared bathroom and private hotel rooms are available. Meals are included, and they are served in a huge cafeteria. The food is served buffet style and is delicious. Bring your own projects to work on. Sometimes guild members do a demo. This weekend is a lot of fun and it is a time to get away for a few days and spend time with others who share your hobby. If you are new to quilting or to our guild, don't be intimidated! This is a relaxing, low stress, creative event.