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 Janice Alleman, 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 - Janice Alleman,
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 - April Phillips,
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


Judge: Jacob Reister
Reister Farms
Washougal, Washington

Reister Farms was established in 1957 in McMinnville, Oregon and is now a third generation farm located in Washougal, Washington.Read More.


Judge: Bonnie Pember Naumann
Bandera, Texas

Bonnie Pember Naumann was born and raised in Bandera, Texas and she grew up showing Angoras and judging wool and mohair with her local 4H program. Read More.


Wool , Mohair and Alpaca Judge: Judith MacKenzie
Forks, Washington

She has worked as a textile artist for many years. As a spinner, dyer and weaver, she has traveled and worked throughout North America and abroad. Read More.


Judge: Jane McLean
The Dalles, Oregon

I’m Northwest Regional Spinners Association trained. I have helped judge at NwRSA Conferences. Read More.