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Foothill Quilters Guild, PO Box 5653, Auburn CA 95604  

About Us

A Short History...

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 30th anniversary in 2012.

Meetings

We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Cornerstone Community Church, 11111 Dry Creek Road, Auburn.  Our meetings start at 7pm; however, it is best to come around 6:30 for hospitality, sign-ups, and other activities.  We target 9pm as the 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 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30pm at Whistle Stop Quilt Shop, 13342 Lincoln Way, Auburn.

Membership in the Guild

Our Guild year is July 1-June 30 each year.  We currently have about 200 members but welcome new members year-round.  Our dues are $35 for regular membership ($20 after January 1); free for junior members; $50 for affiliates.

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 Greeters

Our Guild Greeters are on hand at the welcoming table to greet visitors and help them become familiar with the many activities and benefits the Foothill Quilters Guild has to offer.  We give tours of our Committee/Activity tables and a general overview of what our Guild does. In order for our General Membership to easily recognize you, a “New Member/Guest Badge” will be available for your use during the meetings. Please feel free to ask anyone a question. Also, we will have a special seating area for you, where a Guild Greeter is always available.

Please feel free to call whenever you have a question about Guild activities, or even a quilting question!   Hester Jones

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; Bus Trips; Challenge; Community Pantry; Community Service; Discovery Day; Equipment; Grant Fund/Scholarship; Greeter/New Member Liaison; Historian/Photographer; Hospitality; Junior Quilters; Library; Logo Merchandise; Meet the Quilter; Membership; Mini Group Coordinator; 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.


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Map to our meeting location





Membership application (pdf; print out then complete)



Affiliate Membership application



Mini groups

Newsletter

Library

Logo merchandise

Treasure Chest

Junior Quilters





Our Bylaws

Our Policies and Procedures