We’re having a hybrid meeting. June is our annual business meeting and Ice Cream Social. We’re electing officers for next year and discussing some issues of importance to the guild. Proof of Covid vaccination and masks will be required.
MEMBERSHIP: We welcome new members all year long. The membership form can be found on our “About Us” page (not a drop-down); select it from the left-hand column.
DISCOVERY DAYS: We have a great line-up of Discovery Day classes being taught. Classes are typically 4-6 hours long and will either be in person or via Zoom, depending on the class.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS: Members can pay for any guild expense (dues, workshops, Discovery days, logo merchandise), using a credit card, through GroupWorks. Go to app.groupworks.com and log in; go to “My Account” (bottom left corner); select the gray button “payments”; select “make payment” and fill in the required boxes. The small processing fee is added to your transaction.
FABRIC DONATIONS: We welcome donations of quilting fabric, notions, and tools. Fabric that is 100% cotton is what we need for quilts for our Community Service projects - anything that’s ¼ yard or bigger. Please contact Lynn Zacharias at 530-906-5523 to make appropriate arrangements. To see what we do with these donations, please check our Community Service page.
TREASURER TRANSACTIONS: Forms you might need to turn in money or to be reimbursed for Guild expenses are now on our website. If you complete them online and save them, they can be emailed. The page is a drop-down from About Us.
DINNER WITH THE SPEAKER: When we meet in person again and have a speaker at our meeting….Come have dinner with our speaker!. We will meet before the meeting at 4:45 pm at different restaurants in Auburn. We encourage all members – including new members – to come to this social time to get to know one another and to greet our speaker prior to the meeting. If you’d like to join us, please call Jane Haworth 530 305 0443 by 12 pm on the Monday of the meeting so she can be sure you have the right location and include you in the reservation. All members are welcome!
WORKSHOPS: You don't have to be a member to enjoy one of our workshops. Take a look at the left column to see if there is something that might interest you, and then go to “Programs” to learn more. Non-members are welcome at any workshop in which we have room. Until further notice, workshops will be conducted via Zoom.
MEETINGS are held on the second Monday of each month, at Cornerstone Community Church, 11111 Dry Creek Road, Auburn. Meetings begin at 6:30pm and generally end around 9.
Most of our site is open to the public; if you have difficulty finding what you want, use the Search Engine (top right).
Shelter in Place
“Shelter in Place” is a visual representation of what we all went through during the Pandemic in 2020. Our members got involved by making houses: working from home, using their own fabrics, then mailing or dropping off blocks to the project’s coordinator and primary contributor, Jane Haworth. Although it was originally thought we could meet in person to put the quilt together, in January we were still social distancing so Jane put the quilt top together herself. It was quilted by Karla and John Rogers of Precision Quiltworks in Nevada City.
The quilt includes 207 houses and 18 trees and measures 76” x 93.” It was made by Jane Haworth and 21 members of the Foothill Quilters Guild: Marylee Drake, Peggie Wormington, Jill Hester, Laura Rucker, Annette LeFrancois, Renee Hills, Vicki Temple, Lynn Tubbe, Marina Towne, Dorothy Van Pelt, Jeanette Sproul, Kathy Brown, Shellie Fisher, Colleen Voet, Lynn McAuliffe, Karen Polli, Patti Lease, Lori Heitz, Lola Stamey, Melody Peters, and Maureen Burke. The pattern, “Villages,” was designed by Pat Sloan and is free on the Internet.
The purpose of the Foothill Quilters Guild is to contribute to the growth and knowledge of quilting techniques, patterns, history and quilt-making by providing educational meetings; sponsor and support quilt-making activities; encourage quilt-making and collecting; and promote the knowledge and appreciation of quilting.