Hi fellow Quilters,
Just wondering if you’ve ever experienced any heavy handed promotion of guild members’ businesses at Guild meetings. At one Guild I used to belong to, one long armer was very aggressive about hijacking Show and Tell to run basically in person commercials. There were other members who also ran long arming businesses who were much more discrete and never seemed to run out of customers.
I also wonder if your Guild is a nonprofit organization, does this type of practice set up a conflict of interest for the operation of the Guild? Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with business owners being active members but I resent being a sitting duck for someone’s hard sell at a meeting I’m attending for my hobby.
Thanks for giving this some thought.