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Barbara Posted: Thu, Aug 30 2012 11:54 AM

As there has been some discussion about the new way this group is now being run,I am posted this from QCA on how to set up a group. Unfortunately this group never really had a good set up and was not needed for a long time. Now we have grown to a very large group and has been in need for some new organization. All this has been accomplished to provide a better maintained group and a way for members new and old to know what is expected and how it works . Thanks all of you  for being patient with this new format. I know it has been a little difficult and I am hoping to make it much easier and  fun for all members .

Please read thru the inforamation below so all of you have a better understanding of how a group works and how they should be wroking .Thanks Barbara

Can I create my own group?

Don't see the group you are looking for? You can request that a new group be created. Before you do, here are a few guidelines to follow to assure it is a success:

1. Ask yourself whether the subject would benefit from having a separate group. See some of the examples below for ideas.
2. Post a thread in the forums and ask if others are interested in your group idea.
3. If the group is project based, decide who will organize the project and moderate the group.
4. If the group is not project based, consider what discussion threads or other activities will create interest and participation in the group.
5. Put in a request to the Admin to get your group set up. Be ready to provide the following information:

Group Name
Short Group Description
Group Avatar Image
Who will post initial content and/or moderate the group
Which group features are needed: Discussions, Media Gallery, Moderator Blog
If a pattern is being used, confirm whether any permissions need to be granted for their use in the group

Here are the most common types of groups:

Project based groups:
Examples: Mystery Quilt Groups, Block of the Month Groups,
These groups are usually based on a specific pattern or project that group members work on at the same time.
These groups generally require a moderator who will manage the ovreall project, initiate the discussion threads and answer member questions.

The rest of these groups typically do not require a moderator, but usually benefit from one or more "champions" to get the group started and keep activity in the group going:
Technique Based groups - Examples: Hand Quilting, Applique, Crazy Quilts, etc.
Product Based Groups - Examples: Janome/7700 Group, EQ Software Group
Other Special Interest Groups - Examples: UFO Group, Charity Quilts, Beginning Quilters

If you have an immediate question, comment or suggestion, please post it in the Report Issue forum here: Report Issue Here



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