Black Sheep Gathering

Volunteers Needed

Black Sheep Gathering is run entirely by volunteers and we welcome your help! For information on specific events, to volunteer or to offer suggestions, please contact Joyce Arthur, BSG Workshops Committee, or contact specific committee members below:

Wool Show/Sale - Liz Hubbard,
We need volunteers to help Thursday with checking in fleeces. Time is between 1-8pm. Jobs include weighing the fleeces, and helping producers with their paperwork. We also need people to carry the fleeces to tables. Friday, we need help during the judging from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Saturday, we need help again with the judging. And then during the first few crazy hours of the fleece sale!

Workshops - Joyce Arthur,
We need volunteers for shifts of approximately 2 hours on Friday through Sunday from 7:45am to 4pm. We need the most help during the check in period just prior to class start times (early morning and mid-day). Volunteers primarily check in students, direct them to classrooms, and answer questions. They may also help set up tables and chairs, post signs, and check attendance.

Fiber Arts - Sharon Allen,
We would love to have a volunteer to listen and write down the Judge's comments on Friday, June 29th from 1pm to 5pm. It is interesting and a learning opportunity. We would also welcome anyone who would like to sit the gallery for an hour or two on Saturday, June 30th, and Sunday morning, July 1st.

Market - Lisa Milliman,
We need volunteer booth sitters when the Market is open to cover booths for vendors while they take a break, get a bite to eat, or make a food run for a vendor. Booth sitters provide short 15-20 minute breaks for our vendors periodically throughout the day.

We also need volunteers to keep an eye on the Used Equipment Sales area and report suspicious activity to a BSG Market Committee member.

Info Booth/Merchandise - Mike Todd,
The volunteers for the Info/Merchandise booth normally volunteer 2-4 hours of their time answering any questions attendees may have, guiding them in the right direction to specific vendors or to see the animals. They also assist customers with merchandise purchases. Volunteers are able to sit down if needed.

Camping - Laura Todd,
2-4 volunteers needed for camping check-in for Wed Noon-7pm and Thurs. 9 am - 5pm. Volunteers may sit in a comfortable chair in the shade with a cool beverage.


Judge: David Cook
Wakeman, Ohio

The Cook family started raising purebred sheep in 1891; they were showing nationally from railcars by 1906. David has been around the show ring his entire life. Read More.


Judge: Dr Fred Speck
Kerrville, Texas

Dr. Fred Speck is a 5th generation Texas Angora goat producer. His grandfather gave him eight registered Angora does and one buck to start his own herd when he was eight years old. Read More.


Wool and Alpaca Judge: Ann Brezina
Fort Bragg, California

udging for over 30 years while maintaining her own handspinning flock, Ann’s passion and expertise promise to make it an informative and entertaining show.  Read More.


Judge: Kira Dulaney
Oakland, California

Kira Dulaney has been teaching fiber arts classes and hosting crafty events since 2002 and is the designer behind Kira K Designs, a line of original knitting and crochet patterns and kits. Read More.