Membership is growing by leaps and bounds because you’re all so fun and talented! We currently have 89 members and our meeting room at Blue Bar Quilts accommodates 59. WOW!
To address our growing membership and current space constraints, all members were invited to attend a workshop on October 25. Member Wendy Franczak and her coworker Jill List lead the group through a consensus workshop attended by 17 of our 89 members.
Through guided and focused exercises, the attendees brainstormed and categorized MANY potential solutions to this issue.
Short term (through 2019): Regardless of the long term solution, we agreed there is an immediate need to cap attendance numbers regardless, due to capacity and safety (i.e. fire code) restrictions.
As a result, RSVPs will be required soon and will be a short term solution to prevent us from exceeding the BBQ capacity for the room. Based on the 2017-18 data (above), this should not limit attendance at very many meetings.
Long term (2020): After reviewing all possible options, 8 members voted to find a larger meeting space and 9 voted to stay and figure out a way to make Blue Bar Quilts work.
The guild will continue to consider multiple options. Members volunteered to research the solutions they were passionate about:
Our sincerest thanks to those who participated. For those of you were unable to attend we’d like to thank you for your trust and support while we continue to work through this issue.