Friday, November 18, 2016

Proposed Amendment - Membership

An amendment update was proposed at our November meeting. The following change will be voted on in December.

Article II: Members

2.1 Membership: Membership is granted to anyone residing in New England 18

years or older upon completion of membership application and payment of dues.

Paid members in good standing receive a single vote in Guild matters. Members

must adhere to the code of conduct to remain in good standing and maintain

membership. Membership is capped at 65. Additional applications received as

number 66 and above will be placed on a wait list. Waiting applicants will be

contacted in numerical order of their application as space becomes available.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

November Meeting Reminder

Our November meeting will take place on November 15th at 7pm.

We will be having multiple activities this month: part two of Share Your Favorite Quilt and quilty bingo (with prizes!!).

Our giveaway this month will be a fat eighth bundle of Tula Pink Slow & Steady, and we will have two raffles. Each raffle will include a charm pack and two half-yards. The fabric lines are Saturday Morning by Basic Grey and Juniper Berry by Basic Grey.

In addition to activities and raffles, we also have some housekeeping items to share with the group:

  • It's time to renew your membership to the NHMQG! For complete details about renewal, please visit this page. If you can't make it to our November meeting, you can renew your membership in December or mail in your payment.
  • Nominations for the 2017 board will be made at the November meeting. Nominations are open to all members of the guild who have been a member for at least one year.
  • A change to the guild bylaws regarding membership will be posed. 
  • Interested in cleaning out your sewing room? We'll be having a yard sale in January and can't wait to tell you all about it!
  • Our December meeting date has changed. We will be meeting the SECOND Tuesday of December, on the 13th. We will be having a holiday party with food, fun, and a spin on the traditional Yankee swap. Swap items MUST be modern fabric, notions, or MODERN handmade items valued at $20. We posted some great swap item ideas on the blog last year.
We'll see you next week at the First Baptist Church!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Membership Renewal

NHMQG members, it's the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are coming AND it's time to renew your membership to the New Hampshire Modern Quilt Guild for 2017.

Dues for 2017 are $50, and we request that all members pay with check or cash by the end of the year.

Membership Benefits include:
-Monthly guild meetings
-Participation in guild activities, such as challenges, swaps, and exchanges
-Member-only retreats and sew-ins
-Guild events such as speakers and workshops

Our members also receive full membership in the national Modern Quilt Guild, which offers:
-Access to the MQG member website and resources, including monthly webinars, free pattern of the month, forums, and guild events listings
-Opportunities to participate in national sponsored challenges and shows
-Priority and early-bird registration and discounted fees to enter MQG quilt shows and conferences, including the annual QuiltCon event
-Membership card and pin
-10% discount on online MQG merchandise purchases

An added incentive: if you renew your membership by our December meeting, on December 13th, you will be entered to win a gift certificate to Hawthorne Threads.

Let any of us on the board know if you have any questions!