Sunday, July 26, 2009

Where Does the Time Go?

I think I know where mine has gone the last several months, but I can't seem to slow it down and I have so much to do I can't get caught up.

A good friend of mine is the local Quilt Guild President this year, and she asked me to serve on her board. Sure, no problem, what is the easiest job you have? Well, we really need someone to write a new database for us to keep track of our members. Oh, I can do that, no problem. Hah!

It has taken loads and loads of time because I have completely rewritten it from scratch and membership chairman in this quilt guild is a busy position! Hopefully, by the time the year is over it will be a smooth running machine for the next person who takes the job.

It has not been easy and there are days when I want to just tell them I quit, but I haven't, and I won't. It is something that needs to be done, and I can do it. The small quilting group that meets once a month is what makes it all worthwhile, and I have to belong to the main guild in order to belong to the small one, lol.

I really am going somewhere with this conversation, I promise. If you belong to a guild, you need to realize how much time your board members spend in trying to bring you, the member, new ideas, pleasing teachers, and activities that will inspire you in your quilting endeavors.

Or, are you one of those who just grip because you don't like the way things are done? Well, let me tell you, get off your duff and join your local guild and volunteer and help change the things you don't like. I have really learned to appreciate the hard work and dedication some of these women in my guild have shown over the years.

And remember, the next time you don't like something that goes on in your guild, don't just grip, work to get it changed!


jillquilts said...

I couldn't have said it better! I am going into the second year as Secretary and it is like pulling teeth to get anyone to volunteer to help, but then they complain about prices going up and up! Can't please everyone!

Nancy in WI said...

I can relate to how you feel about this. Years ago I did the newsletter for our quilt guild. That was really before computers got started and it was quite the job. I dreaded it but yet I kind of liked it too. Loved mailing those things out.
Nancy in WI