Every year the Foothill Quilters’ Guild showcases the work of a talented, prolific member. This year we are privileged to honor our hardworking and adventurous member, Lynn Zacharias, as our Featured Quilter.
Lynn joined the guild after moving to Auburn in the early 1990’s and has been an active member of the guild for nearly 30 years. She has held many elected board positions, including President, Treasurer and Quilt Show chair multiple times. She has also chaired more committees and quilt show committees than we can list here. She is an integral part of the guild. Members like Lynn keep the guild running.
Lynn began quilting in 1963 when she made a baby quilt for her daughter using clothing scraps for the fabric and cardboard templates cut from cereal boxes. She had many crafters in her family. Both her grandmothers quilted and did other needlework, and her mom knitted. Lynn enjoys piecing and hand quilting. Hand quilting travels well and keeps her hands busy when she is on the road. She finds inspiration for her quilts on her travels, in nature, and in patterns she finds in quilt shops.
When Lynn isn't quilting, she is off kayaking, camping, traveling, or spending time with her family. She combines her many passions whenever possible. She had the opportunity to spend three summers in Skagway, Alaska working in a quilt shop, and was able to explore Alaska on her days off. Lynn also worked and taught classes at Whistle Stop Quilt Shop here in Auburn.
In the coming year, Lynn plans to finish as many UFO's as possible. She would like to use up some of her stash so she can go fabric shopping without guilt, although that doesn't really prevent her from an impromptu quilt shop hop with her many quilting friends. Lynn doesn't usually make quilts with a person in mind; her efforts are purely for the joy of quilting.