The membership year runs from September 1st through August 31st. Membership renewals start in April for the following membership year. A member handbook is printed each year with up to date information on members’ addresses, emails and phone numbers. To be listed in the handbook, membership must be renewed no later than August 31st of the current membership year. Current dues are $45 and include a contribution for scholarships.
Members renewing membership prior to and on the last day of the Bayberry Quilt Show are entered into a drawing to receive one of three free memberships for the following year.
Handbooks are available starting at the September guild meetings (handbooks may be mailed for a fee of $2.00) information is removed from Bayberry’s membership email distribution list if membership isn’t renewed by October 31st.
Here is our Bayberry Renewal 2020-2021.
Bayberry Buddy System
The Buddy System encourages Bayberry members to befriend new members of the guild. The Membership Chair maintains a “Buddy List” of those members who have volunteered to mentor new members. Mentoring can be as simple as offering a ride to a Bayberry event, encouraging new members to participate in guild activities or meeting for a cup of tea or coffee to talk about quilting.
Bayberry Blasts and Newsletter
Members who provide email addresses receive periodic emails with up-to-date news, reminders of meetings and updates on guild activities. At the beginning of each month, a newsletter is sent via email with information for the coming month and news of member achievements.
Members may submit information on items for sale in the newsletter (personal sales only).
The Bayberry Quilt Show is held each August. Every member who fulfills responsibilities to make an item for the boutique and volunteer for at least two hours at the show receives free admission.
Only members are eligible to enter a quilt in the show, the exception being children 18 and under who enter quilts in the Youth Category.
Meets every Monday (except holidays) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harwich Community Center in Harwich. Its purpose is community outreach. Quilts are made for veterans, children and families in need, patients in nursing homes and non-profit groups who request a raffle quilt. Quilt Bank welcomes any and all members to join them on Mondays.
Website and Social Media
Bayberry’s website has information on Bayberry activities such as the Quilt Show, supply lists for workshops, Block of the Month patterns as well information about other quilt guilds, local quilt shops and more.
Our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bayberryquilters is also a source of stories and pictures of Bayberry activities.