30th March 2020 – Guild of Makers announces closure

I know my timing really sucks with this, but it is with great sadness that I will be closing the Guild of Makers. I was looking to do this after our conference but, of course, due to our current situation it has been cancelled.

I still believe in the idea of the Guild but, sadly, I did not put in the time or effort to make it what I believe it could be. Due to other life events, I also did not have the brain space to delegate any of the work to others. Financially it is running at a loss and I am spending more time administering it than I am actually making.

What does this mean for members?

  • As long as we can still find hosts #MakersHour and the @GuildofMakers twitter handle will continue.
  • As I mentioned, the Guild is running at a loss, but I do appreciate that many of you have a few months to run on your subs. If you want a refund, please do get in touch. I will sort what I can, as soon as I can.
  • All the information on the Guild of Makers website and the newsletters will be transferred to my personal website (lucyrogers.com) to be archived.
  • As the Guild of Makers is very much linked to me, I will keep the name dormant for now. I do not wish to cause confusion by a reincarnation.
  • I will leave the Slack and LinkedIn channels open, and will allow anyone to join who requests to.

Thank you for your support, friendship and for sharing your makes.

Lucy Rogers

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