Jul 06 2009

Join the North American Quilling Guild

Published by at 12:48 pm under Quilling News

naqglogoblockWhen I first started quilling years ago there were no classes and I didn’t know anyone else who practiced the art of paper filigree.  It would have been so nice to have known an experienced quiller to learn from.  When I discovered the North American Quilling Guild a few years ago I was thrilled.  I joined NAQG that very day and discovered a wonderful group of amazingly talented quillers who are eager to share their quilling knowledge to all who ask.  Which isn’t surprising since the Guild’s mission is to “promote the lovely art of quilling and ensure that it is passed on to future generations.” 
 
Even though the organization’s name is the North American Quilling Guild, all may join and we have many active members from all over the world.
 
Donna Del Giudice, NAQG Archivist, recently listed the benefits of becoming a NAQG member and graciously gave her permission for me to share this list with you.
 
NEWSLETTER
4 newsletters per year (English Guild only sends 3)
 
WEBSITE
Access to Member’s Only corner of the website, this includes:
1. Access to all historical newsletters for reference at any time
2. Full color versions of the newsletter
3. Special patterns and pictures from other members – not accessible by the general public
4. There are over 40 new patterns posted each year
5. New patterns posted every month
6. History of the NAQG and past NAQGCON / AGMs
7. NAQG pays costs for the website and hosting
 
YAHOO GROUP
Access to NAQGMembers Yahoo Group, this includes:
1. Quilling SWAPS with talented quillers across the world
2. Quillers who can answer your quilling questions
 
NAQGCON (annual convention)
Discounted Registration to the NAQGCON, this includes:
1. Quilling Classes
2. Some Meals
3. Quilling Break-Out Sessions
Teachers volunteer their time, knowledge, and materials during the conference
Quilling Classes are FREE!!! (many other organizations charge a separate fee to attend classes)
Special gifts to all NAQGCON attendees
 
MEMBERSHIP/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
New Membership package (Membership Letter w/card; bylaws, quilling bibliography, membership booklet or Renewal package (Membership Letter w/card)
Invitations to local mini meets
Discounts through various quilling suppliers
Access to quillers across the globe
Regional Reps and Board Members, this includes:
1. Regional Reps to assist with any questions
2. Promote quilling in their communities and around the globe (includes)
a. Distribute brochures
b. Contact museum curators/gallery owners
c. Contact news media
 
FUTURE PLANS
Accreditation program
Special quilling exhibits
 
I encourage you to visit the North American Quilling Guild website to learn more about this great organization.  Let’s join together to keep the ART OF QUILLING alive!
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