We’re always on the lookout for members who want to share their time and talents to make our guild an exciting one. Below is a list of our current committees, let us know how you’d like to help! 

Membership aka I Love to Meet New People Committee:

  • Welcome new members
  • Keep a current membership list, including tracking membership and dues (includes working with the treasurer to make sure dues are paid on time)
  • Update members’ email addresses for MailChimp
  • Keep all members registered with the MQG site

Set up and Take down aka The Roadies Committee:

This committee will set up the chairs/ tables/ banners for our meetings and take them down at the end of the meeting. An important behind the scenes job!

Community Quilts aka I Love Giving Quilts Away as Much as I Love Making Them Committee:

  • Locate and act as our contact for the organizations receiving quilts
  • Find out the requirements for each donation
  • Help organize volunteers complete projects
  • Work with the events committee to schedule community quilt Sew Ins
  • Provide a home for and manage the guild’s supply of materials and blocks
  • Arrange for delivery of quilts to recipient charities

Block of the Month aka What Are We Making Committee:

  • Decide on a quilt block and color scheme for each month of the year
  • Have an example of next month’s block ready for each meeting
  • Choose tutorials and examples to be posted on our blog
  • Lead the time to share blocks from previous months and introduce the new block at our meetings

Media aka the Tacoma What? Committee:

  • Take photos at guild meetings and events.
  • Capture what it is that we do as a guild and post the photos to our website, Facebook page and Instagram
  • Maintain the digital repository of photos

Communications/Technology aka What Day is That Again Committee:

  • Update the blog on a regular basis to announce meetings, guild business, and events
  • Keep members updated regarding event dates such as meetings, sew-ins, workshops, etc.
  • Work with the media and membership committees when appropriate.

Swaps /Challenges aka What Can I Win Committee:

  • Determine the schedule for swaps and challenges for the year, including the guidelines for each
  • Provide resources as needed for completing swap projects.
  • Determine door prizes for each challenge
  • Chair Lead will present and lead the discussion about each swap/challenge at the meetings.

Education aka Let’s Learn Something New Committee:

  • Organize skill building demonstrations for guild meetings, utilizing talents of guild members where possible
  • Schedule teachers, classes and workshops

Events aka Get Out of the House Committee:

  • Find locations for and schedule Sew Ins, 4 times a year
  • Scheduling and organize our annual sewing retreat and annual holiday party
  • Work with the host of the PNW MQG Yearly Meet Up
  • Explore other opportunities for social events – hand sew happy hours, etc.

Fundraising aka We Need the Money Committee:

  • Keep track of ticket sales, quilt showings (shop hop) and volunteers for Raffle Quilt
  • Organize the annual de-stash yard sale
  • Explore other opportunities to earn money for the guild