The Special Committees shall be Awards, Block of the Month,
Challenge Quilts, Doll Quilts, Fat Quarter Raffle,
Historian, Hospitality, Humboldt Area Foundation,
Opportunity Quilt, Preemie Quilts, Raffle Table, Show and
Tell, Sunshine, Technology and Social Media, and any
committee appointed by the President and approved by the
Board of Directors. The President, with the approval of the
Board of Directors, shall appoint all committee
Special Committee chairpersons are non-voting members of the
Board of Directors.
The term of office for Special Committee chairpersons shall
be one (1) year except for the HAF committee (see below).
With the approval of the Board of
Directors, coordinate awards and establish premiums to be
presented by REQG to individuals and/or groups that best
exemplify the mission of the Guild.
These award and/or premiums shall be
given at fairs and/or festivals with
consideration given to the following:
Redwood Acres Fair (Eureka) held
yearly in June
Humboldt County Fair (Ferndale) held
yearly in August
Awards and/or premiums cannot exceed
the amount approved in the budget.
Coordinates with Membership to send
out letter of membership given to appropriate winners.
Open to someone who has never been a
member of the Guild
Award to recognize and encourage
Shall be one or more of the
One year REQG membership
Letter of Recognition sent by
Cash award of
$25.00 (only given to Junior award winners who are
too young to be members of the guild)
Premium awards are determined by
Judge of each fair and/or festival.
Premium may be given for first,
second, and third place.
The Guild is invoiced by the fairs
for premium award amounts.
Maintain accurate record of winners.
BLOCK of the MONTH COMMITTEE
This committee shall select suitable
block(s) each month and distribute with accurate piecing
instructions in the newsletter prior to the monthly meeting.
Make a sample block.
Collect the finished blocks for
display during the Guild meeting.
Hold a drawing among participating
members at meeting.
Keep a record of winners for the
Winner is encouraged to participate
for remainder of Guild year.
CHALLENGE QUILT COMMMITTEE
This committee shall set the
parameters of the challenge to include theme, pattern, color
scheme, shape, size, and form (wall hanging, wearable art,
Distribute instructions and
materials for project.
Collect fees if required.
Arrange for certificates, prizes,
and awards if part of challenge.
These are funded by Guild budget and/or merchant
categories are established by the committee.
Challenge quilt calendar runs
January to January in even numbered years.
Challenge quilts are displayed at
the Quilt Show.
DOLL QUILTS COMMITTEE
Small quilts are donated to holiday
Doll quilts measure 18" x 18”
minimum to 28" x 28" maximum; quilts must be square.
Approximately 300 doll quilts are
Doll Quilts are collected at Guild
meetings throughout the year for December giving.
Materials are donated by Guild
Maintains accurate number of quilts
donated and reports total to Guild secretary for inclusion
in annual report.
FAT QUARTER RAFFLE COMMITTEE
Participants can bring any number of
fat quarters for monthly Guild drawing.
Members place their name on raffle
ticket for each fat quarter entered.
Depending on the number of fat
quarters entered there may be multiple winners.
A theme for fabric may be selected
for the monthly drawing and announced at Guild meeting
and/or in the newsletter.
Keep a record of winners for Guild
year in the Job Description binder.
Winners are encouraged to continue
participation after a win by placing a name other than their
own on raffle ticket for remainder of Guild year.
Fat quarters measure 18" x 22".
Keep historical record of Guild
activities with photographs,
news clips, newsletters, and other noteworthy
Keep additional historic record
during Quilt Show year that includes photos of quilts,
featured quilter, opportunity quilt, etc.
Stores the Heritage Quilts and the
materials that accompany them.
Arranges for the delivery of the
Heritage Quilts and the materials that accompany them to
board approved events.
Create a cordial, comfortable
meeting place for all Guild meetings.
Coordinate finger foods brought in
by members and provide beverages.
Coordinate the potluck with 1st
Vice President when designated as part of regular Guild
meeting and provide beverages.
Maintain a supply of paper products
HUMBOLDT AREA FOUNDATION
A donor advised funding committee of
three (3) people, two (2) from Guild Membership and one (1)
non-Guild member with knowledge of the textile arts field.
No member of the Board of Directors
may serve on this committee.
The committee is appointed by the
President and approved by the Board of Directors.
The committee members shall serve a
three (3) year term on a rotating basis.
The committee shall present their
grant recipient selections to the board for approval prior
to funds being awarded.
The committee shall arrange for
grant recipients to attend a Guild meeting to receive their
The committee shall arrange for
grant recipients to attend our annual meeting in June in the
year after their award to present to the membership how the
funds were used.
Serve for a term of one (1) year in
the year prior to the Quilt Show.
Select a suitable quilt theme and/or
design for Board approval.
Prepare a budget for treasurer with
Purchase required materials.
Supervise the construction and
quilting to completion.
PREEMIE QUILTS COMMITTEE
Solicit small quilts measuring 14" X
14" square up to 18” X 18” square which are gifts to
premature and at risk infants born at local hospitals and
those at regional facilities.
All materials are donated by Guild
members made from soft fabrics that can be sterilized if
Collect completed quilts at Guild
meetings throughout the year.
Distribute quilts upon request from
local hospitals and regional facilities.
Keep an accurate record of the
number of quilts donated and report total to Guild secretary
for inclusion in the annual report.
RAFFLE TABLE COMMITTEE
The raffle table is an in-house
Items are donated by members and
displayed at designated Guild meetings.
Tickets are sold to members, guests,
and prospective new members.
Number of tickets drawn for raffle
items shall be determined by committee.
SHOW and TELL COMMITTEE
Provide an opportunity to show and
share quilts and quilt related items.
Ensure that the members limit Show
and Tell items to three per meeting in order to encourage
greater member participation.
When notified by the Board of
Directors or the membership, send appropriate card or note
to Guild member or immediate family.
Memorial donation in an amount
approved by the Board of Directors shall be sent in the name
of a deceased member or immediately family.
Redwood Empire Quilters Guild
Fellowship Grant Fund at Humboldt Area Foundation is the
Guild charity of choice.
Technology and Social Media Networks
Responsible for making timely
updates to the Guild’s website reqg.com
Responsible for maintaining and
encouraging participation in the social media networks in
which the Guild is involved
Provide technical support to the
Guild’s Board in making computer purchases and in using
software that the Guild owns
Makes recommendations to the Board
in the way that technology can improve the running of the
Guild and the experience for its members