Arizona Quilt Guild FAQ
When does the Arizona Quilt Guild meet? The Guild is a statewide organization, comprised of 40+ chapters plus members-at-large. A listing of chapters, when and where they meet and contact information can be found on this web site under Chapter Listing or in the guild newsletter, The Patchwork Chatter.
In addition to chapter meetings, the guild holds an annual business meeting in the fall of each year. Registration information is available on the web site and in The Patchwork Chatter August and September issues.
How do I join The Arizona Quilters Guild? You can mail in a completed membership form, or attend any meeting to join. Membership year runs from July 1 to June 30th. Prospective members are invited to join at anytime during the year. Membership dues are not prorated.
Do I need to be able to quilt before I can join? Absolutely not! Anyone with an interest in quilting is welcome to attend Chapter and guild meetings. Becoming a member will make Traveling Teacher classes available to you. These are an excellent means to acquiring the skills for making your own quilts. Chapter meetings also present numerous learning opportunities.
What are the benefits of guild membership?
When will I get my guild membership card? Your membership card will be sent to you via email for you to print once your membership application is processed in the AQG office.
How/when will I receive the password to the member’s Only section of the website? The username and password will be sent via an email. Keep this information handy!
Do I need to be a member to attend Guild meetings? An individual may attend meetings of any one chapter three times in a calendar year before being required to join AQG.
Do I need to be a member to attend Guild classes? No you can become a member for the day for 10.00. Registration information and class details (times, topics and supply lists) are posted on the Education Classes page under Events and Programs.
How do I sign up for classes? If it is a Traveling Teacher class, you can register by contacting the Program Chair for the Chapter that is hosting the teacher.
If it is a National Educator class, a registration form will appear in the Chatter for several issues preceding the class. Fill it out and send it in to the AQG office with your check for the class amount. You will then be sent further information about the class.
How can I get the Guild newsletter? The Arizona Quilters Guild publishes The Patchwork Chatter monthly from August to May of each year. The Patchwork Chatter contains important information on guild activities such as a message from the president, information about upcoming meetings and events, a listing of Traveling Teacher programs, registration for National Educator teachers and their classes, annual quilt show entry forms, chapter updates, a listing of quilt shows and displays across the state, recognition of member accomplishments, book reviews, and quilting related articles.
All members of the guild are encouraged to submit articles, pictures, or information to be shared with other guild members.
The Patchwork Chatter is sent via the US mail during the first week of each month. Members are asked to notify the guild office of any change in address so there is no interruption of delivery service.
Guild members may opt to view their monthly newsletter in PDF format via the Guild web site. This is available in the Members Only section. Members are strongly encouraged to do utilize this format as it is available in color, quicker than “snail mail” and eco friendly.
How do I submit a news item for the newsletter? Guild members are encouraged to submit quilt-related news stories with pictures, items of interest, and book or show reviews to the newsletter editor. Given space availability, the newsletter editor will include as many articles as space and content allow. The items must be sent in by the newsletter deadline, which is listed in The Patchwork Chatter. Be sure to check this deadline, and get your articles in on time!
When is the next Guild quilt show? Visit the website for more information about the Quilt Show.
Is there Guild merchandise for purchase? The Guild has promotional items for sale at all AQG-sponsored events. Proceeds from the sale of these items go toward the operating expenses of the Guild.