We are a relaxed, welcoming group. Each quilter works on her own projects at our quilt-ins. These are "in town" quilting retreats where you go home and sleep in your own beds overnight. Quilters come and go over the retreat weekend as their schedules permit. When signing up, you are "renting" a quilting spot for the weekend. The studio (located in downtown Saint Paul) is open from 9am until 9pm Saturday and 9am to 5pm on Sunday.
The main sewing room accommodates eight quilters, including me. A six-foot table, comfy rolling office chair, floor lamp and multi-pronged extension cord are provided for each quilter. There is room for you to bring a small side table (approximately 2' x 3'). I recommend you bring a table task light (or two), an extension cord if you need to plug in more than three things. Most quilters bring a snack to share. I have Ikea task lights for sale ($20) if you need one.
In addition to the sewing room, there is a cutting/ ironing room and a library/ break room available for your use. We ask attendees to take all personal telephone calls in the library, into the hallway or to another location in or outside the building in order to insure your privacy and the enjoyment of all those attending.
I ask potential members to attend a quilt-in retreat or two to try us on for size before their membership is approved here on MeetUp. Please know that it is not our intent to appear to be an exclusive-type group. We are friendly and welcoming of newcomers. However, we want to keep our site here on MeetUp private to those who have attended a quilt-in and have confirmed, for themselves, that we are the kind of quilting group they would like to join. We hope you understand, and hope that once you attend, you will agree that this is a good policy for our group.
If you would like to try us out, please click on 'CONTACT US' and send me a message. Please include the dates of the upcoming quilt-in(s) you'd like to attend. I will let you know if there is an spot available and how to send your payment. There is not a stated amount for the "rent", rather I ask that you pay an amount you feel is reasonable for a two-day quilting retreat. These payments help defer the cost of the studio space being used and other expenses incurred, as well as pays for my time and effort devoted to organizing these events.
"Rent" is paid via PayPal to my email address or by mailing a check to me. Once your payment is received, I will reserve your "guest" spot. If something comes up and you are not able to attend, notify me at least three days prior to the quilt-in (by 9am Wednesday) and I will "carry forward" your prepayment to a future retreat. Payments are not refunded.
After attending, if you like our group, please let me know, go to MeetUp and ask to JOIN, and I will approve your membership. Once you are a member, you will have access to the information here on MeetUp, which includes future quilt-in dates, any upcoming special events, recipes, and links to interesting places on the internet etc.
Thanks for your interest and I do hope you come and quilt with us sometime soon!
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Saturday, August 22, 2015 9:00 AM
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers