In DeKalb Illinois at the DeKalb County Quilter's Guild, if you don't wear a name tag of some sort, you have to pay a quarter. The name tag can be a quilty type name tag, an official DCQG name tag, whatever you like as long as it's a name tag. Members who wear their name tag get their name in a basket and then there is a drawing at the end of the meeting for the money collected from those that didn't wear their name tag.
I think one of the reasons I didn't have a name tag (other than the fact that I'm a procrastinator) is I couldn't decide on a pattern. I finally made it a mission to find a pattern and by golly I found the perfect pattern. It's paper pieced. Here is section one.
And section two...
And Section three....
And what a mess that little paper pieced block makes!
Yes, a seam ripper was required. I used the wrong piece of fabric clear back in section one and didn't notice it until it was sewn together. I had to fix that!
I had to pay a quarter last meeting. But not anymore more (or at least not because I don't have one, maybe because I forgot to wear it!).... Now... I have a Name Tag.