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About Us
   
Established in 1977, the Redwood Empire Quilters Guild (REQG) is a nonprofit, countywide organization, which promotes the appreciation and knowledge of quilts. Membership is open to all persons at least twelve years of age, and interested in quilts and quilt making. There are currently over 200 members, both men and women.  Not all members quilt, but all have a deep appreciation for quilts.  Members find that quilts enhance our lives. We are interested in their historical significance, intricate designs, means of self-expression, and fellowship that comes from sharing experiences.
   
Activities  
  • Monthly meetings that are held in the Home Economics Building at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka on the first Thursday of each month (September through June) at 7:00 pm (social hour begins at 6:30 pm).

  • There are a number of “Mini” groups, which meet for socialization, special projects and improving quilting skills.

  • We provide education programs and workshops for members to further quilting skills. Some workshops are taught by local member-teachers, others are by nationally renowned quilting professionals.

  • We present quilt shows biennially on odd years, e.g. 2015, 2017.

  • Annual guild prizes are awarded through the Redwood Acres Fair and the Humboldt County Fair.

  • The Guild’s  fund-raising projects help to produce workshops, shows and other programs.

Community Work  
REQG is very active in community work.  Some of the projects with which we are involved include:
  • The guild makes annual donations to Humboldt Area Foundation for grants and/or scholarships in the field of textile arts.

  • We help with the care and preservation of quilts at the Clarke Memorial Museum.

  • Our members make and donate quilts for premature babies born to local parents..

  • Our members make and donate over 300 Doll quilts to the Salvation Army at Christmas for distribution to local children.

  • Our members make red, white, and blue quilts for all veterans under the care of Hospice of Humboldt in appreciation of their military service.

  • Our members make bed quilts for veterans in the North Coast Veterans Resource Center's displaced veterans program.

  • Our members make and donate quilts for local dialysis patients.

  • We display quilts year-round at Northern CA Community Blood Bank.

  • Through our quilt closet, we provide quilts to families in time of need.

  • We give presentations to local school children, including their participation.