We had 70 members present at the March Guild meeting, including 4 guests. The door prizes were won by Kate Abraham and Arlene Simpson.

Speaking of guests, we’d like to try something new to make sure all our guests feel welcome. While most guests come with a friend who belongs to our Guild, some hear about us and come on their own and we don’t want them to feel “unloved”. The Membership Committee is asking for volunteers who would be available to show a guest around and explain a bit about the Guild, then to sit with them if they like, answer questions, and perhaps introduce them to some fellow quilters. We’d like to have one or more volunteers ready for each monthly meeting, and ask that you sign up at the Membership desk. It’s simple – if a guest comes to the desk to sign in, I will ask if they would like someone to show them around, and then I’ll wave over a volunteer to welcome them. Please think about sharing your love of quilting in this simple way.

The guild currently has 95 members and we need more…. so please consider renewing if you haven’t yet done so – it’s never too late! The dues for this year are $60.00. Your current membership expired on February 28, 2017 but membership renewals will be accepted at any meeting. For those who have already renewed, your new membership cards are ready for pick-up at our Guild meeting.

A membership renewal form is on our Guild website. Just go along the headings at the top of the page and click on the ‘Members’ heading. Then go down to ‘join or renew’. This is a PDF file which will allow you to type in your information, print it off, sign it and then drop it off at the membership table with cash or a cheque for $60.00 made out to ‘Lions Gate Quilters Guild’ or ‘LGQG’. This form cannot be saved but can be printed off so you can hand write on it also. Please help us save paper by printing off your own form.

Remember to wear your nametags if you would like to win a door prize. Everyone who signs in has an opportunity to win. Nametags are available at the membership table for $1.00 each, if you forgot yours.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Happy Stitching!

Katherine Morgan, Membership Coordinator