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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I access/download my Newsletters?

A: Once you have been added as a TAS Member, you will be notified by email that the new issue is ready to be viewed/downloaded in the "Members Only" section where you will have access to the current issue as well as the archived newsletters for that year. The newsletters are in a PDF format and you may save them to your hard drive, a CD or a flash drive or print them if you prefer a hard copy.

Q: If I join TAS as a NEW member online, will I receive a member number at that moment and have immediate access to the “Member's Only” page?

A: No. When you join The Appliqué Society [TAS] online you will not get your membership number from the website. The TAS Membership team will email you your membership number and password after they finish processing your membership.  You should receive you membership card and instructions to log in via email within two business days from the time TAS receives the membership form you filled out when joining or renewing.

Q: Does TAS have sponsors and who operates TAS?

A: TAS is a non profit corporation and does not have sponsors. TAS business is mainly conducted by volunteers from their homes. The 800 number is located in the President's home. The Board members are not all in Washington State, nor is the TAS Editor.

Q: How are memberships promoted, and how can I help promote TAS?

A: TAS depends on its members to help promote memberships. One way to do this is to host a booth in their local quilt shows to sell memberships. If you are interested in doing this, we have what we call a "Presentation in a Box" that has all the paperwork and information to help you promote TAS. All you need is to show off your appliqué items and maybe a tablecloth for your table if the quilt show does not supply one.

Q: How can I start a Chapter?

A: Did you know it only takes three members to start a chapter? A chapter does not have to have a President, Secretary etc. It only needs a Chapter Leader and or a Contact Person. If you are interested contact the Chapter
Coordinator at

Q: I am a pattern designer, can I share my pattern and have it published in the TAS Newsletter?

A: TAS is always looking for patterns for the newsletter and we welcome those of you who like to design a pattern but not yet ready to publish them yourself. Donate a pattern to TAS for one year and get your name out to those who may be interested in purchasing more of your patterns.

Q: How can I become a TAS Teacher, Designer or Author?

A: You can be on our TDA listing (Teachers, Designers and Authors). Our members are always looking for some to teach an appliqué class, looking for patterns or looking for a new appliqué book. If you are interested contact Sherri Fields at