Hello, fellow quilters! Are you starting to feel that excitement – about meeting in person? I certainly am. Fingers crossed that nothing happens in the next couple of weeks to change that.
I urge you to check your emails for notifications regarding any changes which may occur. Please remember that if changes do occur, it is likely due to circumstances beyond the Guild’s control. I ask that you please be patient as we navigate this unfamiliar situation.
As a rule of thumb, when Virginia Beach Schools are closed due to inclement weather, so is TQG.
There will be restrictions for the in-person chapter meetings:
Masks will be required for all persons attending the chapter meetings.
Please do not put the greeters “on the spot” by coming to the meeting without wearing a mask. If you choose not to wear a mask, do not come to the meeting. Same goes if you are not feeling well or suspect you have a fever. In those instances, please stay home. Please respect other members. The people you are protecting are your friends, neighbors, and bee members, as well as yourself.
There will be no “free” table at the September meeting.
We know you must have items you have culled from your stashes while you have had so much time to do so. We would prefer not to have to deal with that at the first meeting. If you have items you would like to donate now, please consider donating them to the silent auction for the quilt show. The chapter coordinators will advise each chapter when to begin the free table. They also will arrange for someone to remove items from the free table at the end of each meeting and dispose of them. Please do not use the free table to get rid of “junk.”
Fabric donations for the free table and for the silent auction should be of good quality cotton. There should be no upholstery fabric or any fabric that has odors or pet hairs. A good rule of thumb is to give what you would like to receive. Notions and books should be gently used and clean.
No food or drinks at in-person meetings.
We are working to facilitate hybrid meetings, but hybrid meetings will not occur for every chapter meeting. So far only one of the churches has WiFi we can use. We are doing our very best to respond to every need, but that cannot be done at the snap of a finger. Monetary concerns also figure into it. The Guild cannot afford to buy every gadget on the market. We can only do the best we can. Drop ins will continue.
We would like to see a huge show and tell at the September chapter meetings. Show us what you have been doing during the pandemic!
Thank you for your cooperation. You are a great bunch of creative men and women. Let’s work together to move through this difficult time remembering to respect each other.