(1) Selling raffle tickets - Mandatory
We all benefit from our programs and workshops that are paid for by the raffle
quilt proceeds, therefore everyone is responsible for raffle ticket sales.
All members shall sell at least 30 raffle tickets for our raffle quilt each year. This
is our major fundraiser of the year and the money supports our many activities. You have
the option of purchasing your own tickets or selling them to the public. Tickets are 6 for
$5.00 or $1.00 each.
Optional Guild Activities
We are an active group with many activities available. You are encouraged to join in and have fun. The more you participate the more you will get out of the guild and the more quilting friends you will make. Talk to the welcoming committee, the chairperson of the activity you are interested in (listed in the yearbook) or any board member with questions.
(1) Raffle Quilt Blocks - Optional
Members may volunteer to help create the annual raffle quilt. The raffle quilt is
used to earn money for the Guild’s ongoing activities. Members participating must
produce the required number of blocks using quality fabrics and methods. Members are
given several months and sometimes are given background or other fabrics to incorporate
into their blocks. Members will be given a pattern to make the blocks. All blocks must
meet pre-determined standards as set by the raffle quilt chairperson. Blocks that do not
meet these standards will not be accepted.
(2) Hostesses - Suspended for time being
The time enjoying refreshments gives members an opportunity to build personal relationships with each other.
All members in our area are asked to help with refreshments once a year. There will be teams for each month except Christmas in which all members who wish to participate are asked to bring their favorite Christmas snack/dish. The guild will provide all paper goods at that time. The yearbook will list the coordinator and members on the refreshment committee for that month.
(3) Guild Work Days - Optional
All members are invited to participate in a Guild Workday, which can include the quilt show, the Scarecrow Festival, workshops to assemble our raffle and charity quilts etc. The date and time will be announced at a guild meeting and published in the newsletter and yearbook.
(4) Work Shops - Optional
From time to time a workshop will be created to allow members a hands on opportunity to learn a new technique or to give them an opportunity as a group to be creative in quilting.
(5) Quilts of Valor - Optional
This is a community service project in conjunction with Quilts of Valor Foundation (www.qovf.org). If you desire, you may make a quilt to be given to a veteran affected by war. Quilts can be either of a patriotic nature or generic and should be lap size to twin size (60x80).
A member of the Guild who is a machine quilter will quilt one quilt top at no charge, and the Guild will provide postage, label, backing and batting for your pieced quilt. You may make as many other Quilts of Valor as you want, but at your expense. Contact the Quilt of Valor Chairperson if you have a special recipient in mind. Recipients must meet pre-determined qualifications. See www.qovf.org for more information.
(6) Quilts for Kids - Optional
This is a community service project taken on by the Guild to donate small quilts
to various charities, including local hospitals, the Rainbow Room and other
organizations. These quilts are handed out to needy children or mothers of newborns.
One quilt a year may be made from a preprinted panel and must be quilted and bound . Minimum size is 36” by 36”.
(7) Retreats - Optional
At various times of the year, the Guild will organize a quilting retreat. The cost of the retreat is the responsibility of the Guild member, as is food for the retreat. Some retreats hold only a limited number. When you sign up for a retreat you are asked to pay a non-refundable deposit. Your name will not be added to the list until your deposit is made. Please sign up with our retreat chairman and remember it is necessary to pay your deposit before signing up. All retreats require a $100 deposit at sign up, with the balance due at the retreat unless otherwise stated.
(8) Friendship Groups - Optional
The Guild sponsors a daytime friendship group. The group usually meets on
the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10:00-2:00. Meeting locations are announced at the
meeting, published in the newsletter and website. Members work on their own projects
and bring their own snacks. Occasionally, instead of a regular meeting a group will
decide to visit a quilt show, or go on a shop hop. Any member is encouraged to start a
friendship group at a time that will be accommodating for her and others.
(9) Community Service and Donations - Optional
Members may participate in servicing our communities with donations to such
organizations as the Terrell State Hospital, food for the Food Pantry, items needed for the
Rainbow Room, etc. Each month, specific needs will come to our attention and will be
announced as that month’s community service donation by the committee chairperson.
Donations are brought to the regular monthly meeting where the committee chairperson
picks them up and deliveries them to the chosen charity.
(10) Show and Tell - Optional
During Show and Tell, members are asked to show completed items. Items need
not be quilted or bound, but the “quilt top” must be complete. Incomplete items may be
shown at designated times as UFO’s. Of course, a rare find from “the attic”, finished or
unfinished will always be enjoyed by the guild members. We ask that you limit your
show and tell to two items per meeting due to time constraints.
(11) Charity Quilt Blocks - Optional
All members will be encouraged to make 2 to 3 blocks for our annual charity quilts.
We make quilts each year for organizations such as the Kaufman Chamber of Commerce
auction, the Children’s Shelter, Senior Citizens Center, etc. Members are given several months
to complete their blocks and sometimes are given background or other fabric to incorporate
into their blocks. Members may sometimes be given a pattern to make the blocks.
(12) Groups Project - 2022 Christmas Ornaments
(13) UFO Club - Optional
This is a fun way to complete those quilt projects you have been hiding in your sewing room. A UFO (UnFinished Object) can be any project started, purchased, dreamed of, or wished for. As you complete your UFOs you are encouraged to bring them to Show & Tell and let us know all about them. For every UFO completed your name will be placed in a drawing for a grand prize at the August meeting. The grand prize winner will be awarded a gift certificate for quilting services, up to $150 in value, made payable to a longarm quilter within the Kaufman Quilt Guild of your choice. This challenge will help organize your UFOs and get them on the way to being finished.
(14) Annual Block Challenge - Optional
The Annual Block Challenge this year will be called "Texas Our Texas" Each member may make a Texas themed block of their choice that measures 9 1/2" unfinished. Blocks are due by the August 2022 guild meeting.