We had 65 members and 1 guest present at our April Guild meeting…..but at the break, the guest came over to the membership table and registered as our newest member, making it 66 members present for the meeting!

The lucky door prize winners were Chris Gardner and Colleen Bell. 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.

Thanks to those who volunteered to be a “Buddy” for a guest at the April meeting. It’s simple – just sign the volunteer list at the membership table. If a guest comes on their own, I will ask if they would like someone to show them around, and then I’ll call on a volunteer Buddy to welcome them, explain a bit about our Guild, then sit with them if they like, answer questions, and perhaps introduce them to some fellow quilters. Just to clarify, this is not a long-term commitment; we are not asking you to phone them to follow up or become their new BFF – we don’t want folks to feel they are being pressured to join. It is simply to make sure that all of our guests know they are welcome at their first Guild meeting. Please think about sharing your love of quilting in this simple way.

The guild currently has 96 members and we’d love to have more…. so please consider renewing if you haven’t yet done so, or encourage a friend to join. Our Membership list will be sent out soon; wouldn’t you like to be on it? Membership offers so many benefits: inspiring speakers and fun meeting programs, socializing with other quilters, viewing members’ show & tell quilts, workshops to hone your skills, supporting Community Quilts, being part of our amazing Quilt Show, opportunities to attend COPS days and retreats, 50/50 and door prizes to name a few. And did I mention socializing with other quilters?

A membership 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. You can also pick up a form at the membership desk, and membership renewals will be accepted at any meeting. For those who have already renewed, your new membership cards are ready for pick-up….you guessed it, at the membership table!

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

Quilt on!

Katherine Morgan, Membership Coordinator