At the top of our blog is a new button to pay your membership dues for July 2015-June 2016. The dues are $45 if you pay in person at a meeting or if you mail a check to Robin (email her at email@example.com for the mailing address). The dues through paypal are slightly higher to cover paypal's fees. We also have a scholarship fund available if needed. Check out our About Us page for more details.
------------------I hope you all feel like you are getting good things out of your membership. In the past membership year there was a workshop with Betz White, a free trunk show with Angela Walters, the workshop and lecture with Denyse Schmidt and the workshop with Mary Fons. We've started some fun guild swaps, there are two retreats coming up, and we will get guild t-shirts and tote bags printed. Together we made a huge pile of charity quilts to donate, and we've made some beautiful baby quilts for our tiniest members. We've had guild field trips to the DAR museum and Del Ray Fabrics and there is another field trip to Finch Sewing Studio in July. Your volunteer board has more ideas in the works like a field trip to the textile museum, a trip to shop at Gooba Designs, more guild quilting bees and a guild quilt along. There are plenty of opportunities to pitch in with more new ideas, too. Do we want a guild picnic? How about a second outdoor sewing day in early fall? How about an apparel sewing day set up like our bag sewing day? Does anyone want to explore fabric screen printing or fabric dyeing? We can make a lot of ideas happen in a group like this.
Besides our local guild activities, a good portion of your dues go to the national MQG organization. Through them you can go to things like QuiltCon, connect with other modern quilt guild members from around the world and you have access to some pretty amazing webinars. A full list of MQG benefits is also on our About Us page.
So take a minute to pay your dues with the button above, or bring a checkbook to the June or July meetings or send Robin a quick email so you can mail a check. We, on the board, are excited to have you in the group!