GQCCC currently has 239 active members who gather to share and learn in a myriad of different activities, workshops, programs, and sewing groups. When in person meetings are not possible, meetings, classes, and sew groups are virtual. Our diverse quilters live in these California counties: Alameda, Amador, Butte, Contra Costa, Mono, Orange, San Francisco, and Solano, and beyond in these states: Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Nevada, Tennessee, and Washington. Their interests include hand and machine piecing, hand and machine appliqué, hand and machine quilting, machine free-motion quilting, hand and machine embroidery, art quilts, garments, even fabric dyeing!
Starting in July 2020 your membership includes the newsletter delivered by email. If you would like to receive a printed newsletter, there is an $30 yearly fee to cover the printing and shipping costs. Contact the Membership Secretary.
Membership In GQCCC includes:
Admission to the monthly general meetings, featuring guest artists who inspire new methods, ideas, tools and beautiful quilts in their trunk shows,
Access to the Guild’s “Farmhouse” any day of the week or participate in any of the weekly meetings held there,
Access to the Guild’s Lending Library with a wide selection of books and quilting templates that can be checked out,
Opportunity to attend monthly workshops led by Guild members who have a technique to share,
Opportunity to display quilts in our annual quilt show held in April,
Participate as a consignor at our “Country Store ” boutique,
Participate in the “Show & Tell” at the monthly meetings to share your current projects,
Participate in our Community Outreach programs, specifically Patriotic Quilts and Quilts to Share,
Email subscription to “The Weathervane”, our monthly newsletter, and access to the newsletter archive via the Member’s Only section of the website.
.All GQCCC members are welcome to attend monthly Board Meetings.
Member Responsibilities Each Year for GQCCC Annual Quilt Show:
Participate with quilt entries,
Volunteer on Quilt Show committees,
Assist with set up and take down of the show or work in other ways at the show within your physical abilities,
Sell or buy at least $20 worth of Opportunity Quilt tickets,
When working at the Quilt Show, wear an apron with the Guild Weathervane block and a name tag to identify yourself as a Guild member available to assist visitors. Patterns to create the block are linked below: