Frequently Asked Questions about GQCCC


What is the mailing address?

GQCCC, 5554 Clayton Road, Suite 4, Concord, CA 94521

Who is on the Executive Board?

Use contact form to send us your questions.

You can find the list of current officers here.


Questions about Membership

  1. Questions About Membership

    How do I join?
    You can join online, by mail or at any of our monthly general meetings at the Centre Concord.
    Membership
    What are new member get-togethers?
    New member get togethers happen once a year to acquaint new members with the Farmhouse [our room at the Farm Bureau Building at 5554 Clayton Road in Concord. They normally happen within a few months after our Quilt Show in April.
    We maintain a library there including books, quilting stencils and some patterns. It is here that many small groups meet to quilt. Some groups are currently full but there are others open to new members.  There is a listing of small groups near the bottom of the Farmhouse page
    We hold mostly monthly workshops here taught by guild members that can be signed up for a nominal fee on the third Saturday of the month.
    How can I become a more active member?
    Attend meetings, sign up for workshops, make a Block of the Month, pick up and make a kit from Patriotic Quilts group or Quilts to Share group, make a challenge quilt, help out at the Quilt Show, join the Board or a committee.

  2. Questions About Committees

    Tell me more about the various committees.
    Block of the Month – a member presents a new block for members to make at the monthly meeting. The next month members that have participated return the blocks with their name to be entered in a drawing to win the blocks.
    Block Exchange – this group of people signed up to make a block for everyone in the group in return for everyone making them a block. Each participant is responsible to come up with the block they want and any parameters such as color/colors. They may even provide a bit of fabric they want used in their blocks. This is a year long commitment and is moderated by one member.
    Donations – Items such as fabric, patterns, quiltmaking tools, batting, and other items related to quiltmaking are accepted by one of our members.
    Farmhouse – One member is in charge of the resources in the Farmhouse and coordinating the small groups that meet there.
    Historian – Maintains history of the guild and mainly makes an album of the annual quilt show.
    Librarian – Maintains the library and the on line listing, is also responsible for following up on items that have been checked out.
    Member Workshops – A member coordinates finding members to teach, signing up members to attend. Suggestions for topics of interest and teachers are always welcome.
    Newsletter – A newsletter is sent out online on a monthly basis [except January]. Items of interest to members are found in the newsletter. Contributions to the newsletter may be made by contacting the editor. If you have something you want to sell, ads are available for a small fee.
    Opportunity Quilt – You too can come up with an idea for a future quilt to be raffled. Ideas are presented to the Board for approval. From the fabrics that are purchased and divided up into block size segments for volunteer members to make and return to be assembled into the quilt top. There are listings of members with various skills to help be it applique, paper piecing, quilting. Members can volunteer to help with any of the aspects of making the quilt.
    Patriotic Quilts – A volunteer team assembles kits that you can make. Also you can make something to donate be it a quilt top, completed quilt, wheelchair bag or other item. Most of the items go to the VA hospital in Martinez. Sometimes quilts are shared with the Quilts of Honor group.
    Publicity – A member supplies book marks or flyers about our annual quilt show that can be taken to be shared with quilt shops, groups, libraries, businesses. We rely on members to help share the news and if you have any ideas of how to get the word out contact the chair.
    Quilt Show – This is the main fundraising activity for the guild. From donating or consigning items to be sold in the Country Store, to making a quilt for display, to participating in a challenge, to help with set up and/or take down of the show, to being a docent during the show, to helping out at any of the tables that need help during the show. The show chair and the subcommittees need all the help you can offer. There is something that can be done by anyone.
    Quilts to Share – This group finds homes for quilts and other items such as placemats in our local community. Be it for kids in the CASA [Court Appointed Special Advocate] program, baby size quilts for the Newborn Layette project, senior in care centers that need wheelchair size quilts to keep legs warm, placemats for seniors receiving Meals on Wheels. These are just a few of the needs. Requests for specific items can go out on an as needed basis for members to help supply.
    Sunshine – If you know of a member that could use a little sunshine, a card to cheer them up, a card to let them know the guild members are thinking of them, a bereavement card for a loss in their immediate family that is what happens here.
    Traveling Quilt – A member coordinates with other guilds for us to take our opportunity quilt to visit them and also to book the guilds that brings theirs to our meetings. Volunteers are needed to take our quilt to those meetings and sell tickets. It’s a great opportunity to see some other guilds in action and to hear the speakers they have.
    Technical Marketing – this is a new position to oversee and advise the website and social media and any other technical thing the guild does such as Zoom meetings.
    Website – This of course is where you are at now! If you have suggestions  for content, if something isn’t working, if you can’t find something you know is there then this is the person to contact.

    I’m interested in volunteering or chairing a committee.
    Hooray, we are glad that you are interested in helping out. Probably the best thing to do is to talk to the current committee chair or the President

    I’m interested in becoming an officer.
    Every year around March or April we begin looking for candidates to fill any of the Board positions that will be vacated the end of June. If you are interested is any position you can talk to the person currently holding that position to find out more of what the position entails, investigate the Bylaws that also detail what is involved.  Then let a Board member or the President know that you would like to fill that position.

Information about Meetings

Where and when does the Guild Meet?
General meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7 PM via Zoom with breakout groups opening at 6:30 for socializing.   We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in January and February  due to federal holidays.  When we again have physical meetings they will be at the Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord.  Meetings

Information on upcoming meetings.
A detailed listing of the programs and who the speaker is along with a description of their presentation and their website is found at the link below.
Meeting Programs

Ideas for future meeting speakers.

If you have ideas for who would make a great speaker for all of us to hear please Contact the 2nd Vice President

What was announced at the last meeting?

A good place to find out information passed along at the last meeting is the newsletter and also the president’s post on the Home Page of the website. Or a fellow member

 Information about Member Workshops

Where and when are the Member Workshops?

Member led workshops are being held on Zoom. They are held the 3rd Saturday of the month. Sign ups are with the Workshop Chair.
Once we can resume meeting in person they are held at the Farmhouse [our room in the Farm Bureau Building], room 4 at 5554 Clayton Road, Concord. Signups are held at the general meetings or with the Workshops Chair. There  is a listing of workshops both in the newsletter and on the web site. Member workshops

Can I submit ideas for future Member Workshops?

Yes! Email the Workshop Chair with your idea.

I would like to teach a Workshop.
Great! Email the Workshop Chair to volunteer.

Questions about the Weathervane Newsletter

How do I advertise in the newsletter?
Please send an email to the Newsletter Chair.

How do I send an article for inclusion in the newsletter?
Please send an email to the Newsletter Chair.

How do I sign up to get my newsletter online or by mail?
Please send an email to the Newsletter Chair.

Quilt Groups

How do I join a Quilt Group?
See the Farmhouse Page for a schedule of groups and contact the hostess of the group you are interested in.  Some of these groups are still meeting via Zoom.

 Library

What books are in the guild library?
There is a list of current library books on the Library page and here On-Line Library Catalogue

I have other questions about the library.
Email the Librarian with other questions about the guild library.

Special Events

Annual Quilt Show Link                         Challenges at Quilt Show Link

Community Outreach

How can I make quilts for Patriotic Quilts? Link

What can I make for Quilts to Share? Link

General Questions about the Guild

What is the history of the Guild? Link

What are the By-Laws of the Guild? Link

Where and when are board meetings held?  At the Farmhouse the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7 pm

I’m interested in how GQCCC is run? Come visit a Board Meeting and/or go look up the documents posted in the Members Only area. Link to Board Documents on Members Only Area

Website

What if I have a suggestion for this website?
Please email the website chair your suggestion.

What if I am having trouble accessing the members-only section of the website?
Please email the website chair for help.

Treasury & Money Questions

How do I get reimbursed for Guild expenses?
Download the Reimbursement form here and submit to the Treasurer at the meeting or email her.

I have a Donation that I want to give to GQCCC.
Please email for the Donations Chair for coordination
Monetary Donations

Other Guild Activities

Information about NCQC – Northern CA Quilt Council  NCQC Rep – Monica Kaseman