Quilters Unlimited / Warning for the disabled and elderly
This is a warning for those like me who are elderly and disabled. For a long time I had been interested in joining the Haymarket Quilters Unlimited but was unable due to transportation issues and they meet late one night a month.
I was at the Haymarket-Gainesville Community Library this morning and noticed they were meeting in the library' conference room. I went up to the check out desk and asked the lady there if it was a library activity and she said no. I then asked her if they would mind if I went in to ask how to join. She said I would be able to go in because the library policy is that any group who is having an activity must have it open to all and it must be free. So, I went in and asked one lady who was new to the group. She then got another lady and they both referred me to the head of the group who was very nice and helpful. I asked her how much it was to join and she said normally $30.00 but I should wait to join in May which is when the enrollment is. She said hopefully they are meeting in February here if I want to come. She gave me her name and number to call about when the next meeting at the Haymarket-Gainesville Community Library would be. I thanked her and left planning on paying $30.00 for the next three months.
I went to another part of the library and a librarian comes up and verbally reprimands me for going into a private activity. She wouldn't tell me who complained but somebody in Quilters Unlimited complained.
I won't be doing that now nor ever. I will not be joining a club that acts like a secret society and violates library policies to advance their agenda (whatever agenda that may be). I checked the posted library policy just to make certain I wasn't wrong, and I wasn't.
Be careful because they have vicious people and practices. I did nothing wrong to them. I only asked how to join, how much to join, and where and when they were meeting.
If you want a quilting club, my advice is go elsewhere. You don't deserve to be looking over your shoulder every second wondering who's going to stab you in the back. You don't deserve always fearing who you can trust.