Farmhouse

GQCCC’s Classroom is currently closed per guidelines from the county Health Director
Farmhouse Chair: Erica Riekki

We are currently having some group sew-ins for members utilizing Zoom three evenings per week.

Address: 5554 Clayton Road, Room 4, Concord, California Click for Map

farmhouse

GQCCC maintains a “for members only” classroom where numerous small groups meet to quilt and share friendship. Our library is housed here, containing over 1,200 books for members to check out (Link to Library). Small quilting groups meet here daily following the schedule below. If you are not already part of a small group, please contact the hostess and find out more about the group. You will find one that fits you, or try some on for fit, or you can start your own group.

The classroom also provides tables for members to baste their quilts. Call ahead to make arrangements. The monthly board meetings are held here at 7 pm on Wednesday of the week after the general meeting. Each year’s opportunity quilt is assembled and hand quilted here. All members are welcome to help. Monthly workshops for members are held here (Link to Workshops), generally on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Prior sign-up is required.

GQCCC Code of Conduct

GQCCC members must comport themselves in a polite, respectful and supportive manner being sensitive to and tolerant of others’ choices and personal space. Members are required to act with respect for all people and comply with the non-discrimination clause in the by-laws. Violation of the non-discrimination clause, verbal, physical or emotional abuse, stalking, bullying or intimidation, either in person, by phone, by text, or any other form of communication may result in termination of membership from the guild and exclusion from all guild functions. The procedure for termination of membership is in GQCCC by-laws. Any behavior that is violent, threatens violence, or causes a member to fear for their safety should be immediately reported to the police.

Rules for the Farmhouse are available at the Farmhouse, in your member directory or in the Members Only Section of the website.

Farmhouse Group Hours

Week Day Week Hours Group Name Activity Contact Person
Sunday 1st 10:30 am to 3:00 pm Holy Tearers Open Sewing Debbie Flanders
2nd 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Sew Crazy Quilters Linda Guess
3rd 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Twisted Thimbles Kathy Rummel
4th 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Sew Crazy Quilters Linda Guess
Monday1st, 2nd, 3rd10:00 am to 2:00 pm Open Sewing Mary Stockler
1st6:30 pm to 8:30 pmChicken Challenge Monica Kaseman
2nd2:30 pm to 4:30 pmArt GroupArt Quilts Joan Barker
2nd, 4th6:30 pm to 8:30 pmQuilter’s Academy Activities Related to Harriett Hargrove coursesLaurie Biundo
Tuesday Every10:00 am to 3:00 pm Open Sewing Claire McIvor
Every6:00 pm to 9:00 pmTwisted ThimblesKimberly Oyler
Wednesday Every10:00 am to 3:00 pmHandworkErica Riekki
1st, 2nd5:00 pm to 8:30 pmOpen SewingErica Riekki
Taryn Doidge
4th7:00 pm to 9:00 pm GQCCCBoard MeetingDoreen O’Brien
ThursdayEvery10:00 am to 3:00 pmOpen SewingErica Riekki
Every6:00 pm to 9:30 pmOpen SewingErica Riekki
FridayEvery10:00 am to 3:00 pmLoose EndsOpen SewingMyrna Rutkas
1st1:00 pm to 4:00 pmTGIQMelissa Gerber
2nd, 4th1:00 pm to 4:00 pmSew Crazy QuiltersLinda Guess
3rd1:00 pm to 5:00 pmCountry StoreSew-in Oct to MarMary Stockler
Saturday1st9:30 am to 1:30 pmCountrySew-in Oct to MarMary Stockler
2nd, 4th10:00 am to 3:00 pmSew Crazy QuitersLinda Guess
3rd9:00 am to 2:00 pmReserved for WorkshopsLaura Mott
Every4:00 pm to 12:00 amTwisted ThimblesKathy Rummel

Small Group Information

Art group (2nd Mondays)
We are a creative group of quilters.  We have been exploring the materials and techniques, which Art quilters enjoy incorporating into their work; such as paint & stenciling,  We have used our skills to make a journal or book cover, and a small wall hanging.  Recently we began working from an Art quilt book.  We are pursuing “working in a series”.  We enjoy the laughter, inspiration and creativity of our fellow members.  We plan to have an exhibit at the quilt show.  We may be open for a few new people to join our monthly meetings.   If you may be interested, please inquire. Contact: Joan Barker

Chicken Challenge (1st Monday 6:30 to 9)
This group was formed following the Chicken Challenge Workshop by Ann Shaw in 2017. They now meet to work on their own individual UFO’s. The group is currently at their limit for members. Contact: Monica Kaseman

Loose Ends (Friday mornings)
This group has been meeting since the early days at the Schoolhouse. There are about 6 members that come each time. Some members bring machines, some work on hand projects. If interested in coming please contact Myrna Rutkas.

Quilter’s Academy Group (2nd and 4th Monday evenings)
The members of this group have been going through Harriet Hargraves”s Quilter’s Academy Books since Harriet was at our guild. This group is at their limit for members. Contact: Laurie Biundo

Sew Crazy Quilters (2nd & 4th: Fridays 1-3, Saturdays 10-3 & Sundays 10-3)
This group has been quilting together since 1991. If everyone comes the room is full but not everyone attends all the time. They welcome other guild members and will make room for you. If they are alone in the building they lock the front door so come around to the back of the building and knock on the farmhouse window so they can open the door for you. You’ll know they are there because they all have Sew Crazy Quilters license plate holders. Contact: Linda Guess

TGIQ mini-group – (1st Friday 1-4)
We first began meeting in June 2006. We are eight members strong . They also meet on the third Friday of the month at a member’s home. The host supplies coffee, tea and a morning snack, and also dessert (for after lunch.) But it is not all about the snacks! We have show & tell and discuss everything under the sun (although we tend to steer clear of politics.) There is a tremendous amount of laughter. Opinions are asked and given, advice is handed out generously. Birthdays are celebrated with cake and presents for the birthday quilter. And our Christmas party (complete with Secret Santas) starts the holiday season off with a bang. Outside of our regular meetings we attend quilt shows, quilt classes, take field trips to quilt shops, and conduct our own workshops. We have done two challenges – a Bag O Stuff challenge and a color challenge. For such a large group we get along amazingly well. We have different interests and styles but somehow it all works. Our group is currently not open to new members. Contact:  Melissa Gerber