GSQ members receive a newsletter each month via email or US Postal Service. The newsletter contains details specifically for members, including minutes of board meetings and business meetings.
The GSQ library contains many interesting quilting-related books, including how-to books, quilting histories and even novels. Books are available for members to check out.
Most meetings include a block lottery called Blotto. A block pattern is published in the newsletter and those members choosing to participate construct the block according to the published directions. Completed blocks are brought to the monthly meeting where a drawing is held and all the submitted blocks are awarded to the winner.
Charm Square Exchange
Almost every month a charm square exchange is held. The six-inch fabric squares of quilt shop quality fabric follow a theme. The newsletter announces the theme and lists the participants in the exchange. Those involved must submit three different squares for each participant.
Fabric Birthday Club
Members who decide to participate agree to send a fat quarter (18”x22”) of 100% cotton, “quilt shop quality” fabric, to each person listed in the newsletter sometime during the month of their birthday. The fabric maybe mailed or delivered at the monthly meeting.