(that is not
the guild I belong to):
Does your guild support one quilt shop or several? By “support” I mean give mention about a shop in your newsletter, in guild meetings, on your website, or include the shop/s in any promotions that your guild might have (advertising in their shop/s for quilt raffles, quilt shows for your guild, etc.)?
My feeling is that a guild usually represents quilters not just from one community, but from a larger surrounding area. Owning a quilt shop in these troubled times is a daunting task, as costs are high and the economy is struggling. I think the more shops there are, the better for quilters. Therefore, it is wise to not focus on just one shop, but “spread the wealth.”
What happens when you have one, two or more owners of different shops that belong to your guild? What does your guild do to not show favoritism? If you favor one shop, it’s not really fair to the others to dis them. But if you are shop-neutral, then the individual members of your guild and the general public will absorb the information that they have and shop where they choose.
I’m just looking for information on what other guilds do with this issue… and your two cents is valuable!
Note: Comments for this post are being moderated, as I’d like to get comments from quilters who are NOT a part of the guild I am in. Thank you for your patience and understanding.