Member Information

Below you will find links to information about joining the guild as well as documents that new members need.

Here is the link to the membership application brochure:

If you are interested in joining, please email our membership chair with your name, address and phone number. You may mail in the application but do not send in dues payments unless the membership chair lets you know that we have an opening. If we do not have an opening at present, we can place your name on a waiting list.

hammersmithqgmembershipchair@gmail.com

Ruler Library: Need a ruler to tackle a new project? The Guild has an inventory of rulers that you can borrow. Click here to view and/or print the ruler library inventory.

In-person browsing just isn’t possible. Please use our online ruler catalog to find the ruler you’re interested in and reserve it by emailing the number and name of the ruler to the Librarian, Rosie Graham, hammersmithqgmembershipchair@gmail.com.  The librarian then will bring it to the next guild meeting or arrange for pickup.

The catalog will be updated monthly to show new acquisitions as well as changes in availability.

The guild is grateful to the family of Dottie Macomber, a long-time, very active member of the guild, for donating her rulers to begin the ruler library in December 2022.

Library Rules

  • Only current Guild members may reserve and check-out items.
  • Members may check out a maximum of 3 rulers at a time.
  • Rulers are checked out for a 3 month period.
  • A ruler may be renewed (by email) for 1 additional month provided if is not on hold for another member.
  • The librarian will e-mail reminders one week before the due date.
  • Any ruler not returned or returned damaged (including missing pullout patterns or instructions) within 3 months from check-out must be replaced in “New” condition by the member or reimbursed at the current cost to replace the item.
  • A fine of $1 per month per item shall be assessed for each month item is not returned on time. 
  • Ruler donations are welcome!

Name Badge: The Anvil Block is the official logo of the guild, representing the history of Saugus as the site of the first ironworks in America and the location of the Saugus Ironworks National Historic Site. Below is the link for directions on how to make your own Anvil Block nametag to wear to guild meetings.

Pillowcase Pattern: The guild encourages quilting and sewing for various charitable causes. Directions for a suggested quilt pattern are on our Tips and Hints page, but any quilt in any size, pattern or technique is welcome and will comfort some recipient. We regularly make pillowcases for various organizations, including the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, the Department of Children and Families, and the Home for Little Wanderers. Our pillowcases for DCF are made for the December holidays and are stuffed with various age-appropriate toys, school supplies, and necessities. You may make a pillowcase for this project using winter or Christmas fabrics. One file below contains instructions which include a decorative flange between the case’s cuff and body, the other contains instructions without the decorative flange.

Click link below to see the current bylaws for the guild:

https://hqgsaugus.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Bylaws-Revised-10-6-2021-1.pdf