Quilt Guilds and Quilt Shows Worldwide

Establishing a Quilt Guild
Not to be taken as legal advice

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Do you know a group of people who would like to form a quilt guild? Perhaps you are interesting in converting your existing informal quilting bee as a formal guild. It’s a bit of work, but worth it in the end!

Start by contacting an existing guild and asking them for a copy of their by-laws and newsletter, how they handle the finances, establish charity work, find speakers and so on. At the same time, you should establish the initial meeting place and time and start looking for members. Post a notice in local fabric stores and community boards. Ask the newspaper to run it in the upcoming local events column. Ask your friends to ask their friends. Send a notice to existing guilds asking them to publicize the new guilds - many quilters belong to more than one.

During the initial meeting, you need to decide:

Don’t forget to establish membership in The National Quilting Association as they will provide insurance for your quilt show.

Click here for an article on Building your Presence in the Community

Click here for an article on building your guild newsletter. It's in three parts: PART I, PART II, PART III

How to Establish a Quilt Guild or Quilting Group