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Featured Quilter 2020:  Lynn Zacharias

The Foothill Quilters’ Guild is privileged and honored to showcase our talented, hardworking and adventurous member, Lynn Zacharias, as our Featured Quilter for 2020.


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.    Lynn 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; she made a baby quilt for her daughter using clothing scraps for the fabric and cardboard templates cut from cereal boxes.  Lynn had many crafters in her family: her Grandmother quilted and did other needlework while her Mom knitted.She enjoys piecing and hand quilting.  Hand quilting travels well and keeps her hands busy when she is on the road.  Lynn 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 and spending time with her family. She combines her many passions whenever possible.   Lynn had the opportunity to spend three summers in Skagway, Alaska working in a quilt shop.  She was able to explore Alaska on her days off from the quilt shop.   She also worked 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 going on an impromptu quilt shop hop with her many quilting friends.  Lynn doesn’t usually make quilts with a person in mind, it’s purely for the fun of make a quilt.