In 2001 I started a chapter of the American Sewing Guild. A few years later we came out of the guild as their fee each year kept going up and some of our members couldn't afford it. Not to mention we couldn't get people to fill the necessary positions that were required. So we decided to come out of the Guild and just do our own thing. We named our group The St, Croix Stitchers. We have only had 6 members the past couple of years and some have been having health issues. Last Sat. I was the only one that showed up so I decided to send out an email saying I was shutting it down. I don't understand people who can't make a call or send an email when they don't plan on being there. I'm getting too old to be baby sitting a sewing group.