Join us – we have members of all ages.
Print your 2017-2018 Membership form and bring to the September meeting – click here to download the TBQG Membership Form 2017-2018
Annual Membership Fees
$30 if paid on or before the date of the regular October meeting
$35 if renewing or joining after the regular October meeting date
$25 for New Members from March 2018 to June 2018
Waived for Hall of Fame inductees in the first year after induction
Visitors may attend one meeting before payment of membership fee is required.
Q. Why join the Quilt Guild?
A. Tough Question to answer as there are so many reasons – and they differ for each of us. So, I’ll just list some of my reasons;
• New ideas – I planned a camp quilt for one of my sisters (I have four) but changed patterns when I found some interesting fleece that begged to be mated with a disappearing 4-patch top. She’ll love it!
• Friendship – you can never have too many friends and quilters are such nice people. There is always someone that shares their stories and the same interests. I feel famous when someone recognizes me outside of the meetings (Thanks Jackie for chatting last week at the Open House)
• (Free) Advice – sometimes without asking. I inherited a full bag of neckties when my father passed away and my mom needed to clear house. She said “make something with them. I’m sure you could do a quilt”. Not being very imaginative, I was thrilled when Bobbie showed off her tie purse and even more thrilled when Della and Maggie offered more pattern ideas. My sisters and mom loved their
tie purses (although I still have ties and my mom still expects a quilt to be made) • Inspiration – Show & Tell is the highlight (or tied with Alva’s demo project). Everyone should feel comfortable to show their work and tell a little about their journey. Helen inspires me to try new things as she continues to do so. You never know what may help others with their projects.
• Synergy – without involvement of the members in Quilt Bees, group and individual projects there wouldn’t be the Community work possible. Placemats for Meals on Wheels and the Comfort Quilts for local homes. Many hands make it possible to make a difference in the community as evident with the Hospice Quilts that are being cherished at St. Joe’s. I’ve been to visit and tear up seeing how much nicer the room looks with the Quilts (thanks Elaine, Florence, Shirley and many others)
• Youth – I feel giddy when something new is attempted (even when success is not always the outcome). Laughter is great medicine and it is wonderful to see our youngest members (and you know who I am referring to) take on the challenges of keeping the Guild alive. Thank you.
Ask yourself what you’d like to get out of being a Guild member and what you can do to help make it happen. Members make the Guild and there are many opportunities to get involved. Why not try something new? Pat Inch
Become a member of the Thunder Bay Quilter’s Guild. Membership has it’s advantages :
Library: We have an extensive library collection and members may borrow up to three (3) books per month with a valid library card. These are issued with your membership card.
Buy/Sell/Trade: The cork board on the back of the library cabinet is available to advertise items needed or for sale items.
Visitors – come and attend a meeting before you join. Try us, you’ll like us!
Download a TBQG new member guide.