Here's some more information from an email I received this week:
"We just wanted to send out a quick email to you all to let you know what a great response we’ve had so far: 45 people have filled out our call for interest form which is fantastic! Suzanne and I had talked about what we would think a “successful” call for interest would be, and I think we concluded that if 20 people filled out the form, and 10 people could make it to the first meeting, then we would be off to a good start! Well, we’ve certainly hit that target!
Up next we are going to organise a first meeting. It’s at this point that we really want to get all of you involved in everything, we would like to talk about things like: how often should the group meet? What kind of formats should those meetings take? Where should the group meet? Will there be group dues (and if so, how much)?
We’d also like to get a couple of other people on board to help us with the “setting up process” too, at the moment it’s just Suzanne and I, but if the group is going to be large-ish, then it would be great to have an extra couple of people to help, and that way we can divide the work up a bit more.
Over on the website we’ve set up a little mini survey to try and find the best dates for the first meeting, we’re avoiding all first Saturdays of the Month (as that is when the Sydney Scquilters group meets) and also 15th October this is the date that the NSW Guild has a meeting listed. We’re also looking for suggestions about WHERE this first meeting might be able to take place – once we have an idea about the numbers that might be able to attend then we should be able to narrow it down a bit! So please hop on over and let us know your preferences for meeting dates. Probably the best way to go about it is to select all the possible dates that you can attend and let us know whether you'd prefer the morning or afternoon. Just to gauge the interest, we'll include the Sundays as well as the Saturdays and we'll see what gets the most attention. We will go with the date that the most people can attend. We will leave the survey open until Friday 16 September, so please jump over and fill it out before then.
To get everyone inspired we’re also going to start an “Inspiration of the week” post over on the blog featuring a modern quilt that has caught our attention over recent times so make sure you check in each week and if you see something fantastic that you think should be featured, let us know!
Finally, in other exciting news, we’ve been contacted by the Central Coast Modern Quilt Guild who have suggested that once we get up and running we might be able to have a quilt challenge with them! So, that’s really good inspiration for us to try and get up and running soon."
So, here's your chance to get involved with a new group, Sydney quilters!