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Knowing When to Leave Your Quilt Guild

Knowing When to Leave Your Quilt Guild

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Sadly, we sometimes find that a guild or a bee we’ve been a satisfied member of for some time has become more of a chore than a pleasure.  We start finding excuses not to go, but we still hang on as a member because we remember how we used to love it.

Maybe too many cliques are forming; maybe the tone has turned negative, there’s too much politics or the kind of quilts you’re now making aren’t appreciated by the other members.

Whatever the reason, if you’re having to force yourself to attend or feeling like you’re struggling to fit in at your guild – or even worse that you no longer want to fit in there – then it’s time to leave.

It’s sad, but it happens.  Sometimes we grow apart from groups we’ve loved.

You’ll grieve for a while, but find the strength to move on.  There are other quilt groups out there and you should keep looking until you find the one that’s perfect for you now, that loves and accepts you and your quilts and has a minimum of unnecessary drama.   And if you can’t find your perfect group already in existence feel free to start your own and gather kindred spirits to join you.  You’ll be much happier in a guild that meets your needs.


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