Foothill Quilters Guild was started in 1982 by a small group of women who attended a River City Quilters Guild meeting and started talking about the possibility of having something closer to home. They put a little note in the local paper and with that, and by word of mouth, they had over 50 attend the very first meeting. We celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2022.
We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Cornerstone Community Church, 11111 Dry Creek Road, Auburn. Our meetings start at 12:30pm; however, it is best to come around 12:00 for hospitality, sign-ups, and other activities. We target 3pm as our ending time.
Our board meetings include officers and committee chairs, as well as any other member who would like to attend. They are held on the first Wednesday of each month, on Zoom.
Membership in the Guild
Our Guild year is July 1-June 30 each year. We currently have about 130 members and welcome new members year-round. We are currently reviewing our guild membership and will be accepting new and renewing membership dues in June. If you are new you are welcome to join us in April, May and June as a guest. Membership fee for regular members is $45/year; free for junior members.
Members are requested to fashion and wear a handcrafted nametag to Guild meetings. A 25-cent penalty is assessed of members not wearing a nametag.
What We Do
We offer a variety of activities for our members. In addition to those described on our Activities pages, we have speakers at most of our general guild meetings, workshops taught by those speakers, and an annual quilt show. We sponsor quilt camp in the spring. We also have an active Community Service program where we make and donate quilts and other related items to a variety of local organizations.
We help orient our new members with New Member gatherings and try to facilitate the formation of new mini-groups. Our monthly newsletter provides information about Guild activities and events in the quilting community. We have an extensive library of quilting and quilting-related books for members’ use. And we have items available to purchase at each meeting.
Guild Organization and Leadership
The Guild is governed by our Bylaws and Policies and Procedures, both of which are reviewed and updated every two years. We have nine elected board positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Program Chair, Program Chair-elect, Quilt Show Chair, Quilt Show Chair-elect, and Past President. In addition, we have many committee chairs, without whom we couldn’t offer the activities we do. These include: Auditor; Block of the Month; Breast Cancer Auction (every third year); Bus Trips; Challenge; Community Pantry; Community Service; Discovery Day; Equipment; Grant Fund/Scholarship; Historian/Photographer; Hospitality; Junior Quilters; Library; Logo Merchandise; Membership; N.C.Q.C. Representative; Newsletter Editor/Advertising; Opportunity Quilt Marketer; Opportunity Quilt Designer; Parliamentarian; Retreat; Treasure Chest; Webmaster; Welcoming; Workshops. Many of these have committees that offer opportunities to help out with the Guild.