Discovery Days classes are taught by members of the Guild. Until December 30, 2021, classes are $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Starting January 1, 2022 the class fee will be $10 for members and $15 for non-members, unless otherwise stated. Sometimes there is an additional fee for class materials. You must register and pay in advance.
You can find information about the classes and the supply lists below (not all classes/events require them).
We will decide month-by-month whether to hold a class in person or via Zoom depending on the COVID rates at the time and Guild decisions. When we are able to meet in person, the new location will be Woodside Village (see information following on this page). Foothill Quilters Guild mask rules will apply to all in-person classes. We will notify the attendees of each class about the location as the date approaches.
Discovery Days has an online process to register and pay for classes:
1. First, contact the Discovery Days Chairperson to find out about availability before you register for a class. There is a minimum and maximum class size; if the class is full, you will be placed on a waiting list.
2. Second, your payment must be received prior to the class start date. Note: You are only guaranteed a place in the class after your registration and payment are received.
3. Here is the process to register for classes:
a. Fill out the online electronic form, “Registration Form for Discovery Day”. The link is available on the left and the form is on a secure website.
b. Fill in the fields as prompted.
c. You may sign up for up to 4 classes at the same time.
d. You should receive an email confirmation once the form is successfully submitted.
4. Payment Options: Members, please remit $5 for each class through 12/31/2021, then remit $10 for each class occurring after 1/1/2022. Non-members, please remit $10 for each class until 12/31, then $15 each after 1/1/2022.
There are three ways to pay for the class(es):
a. Online via credit card through your GroupWorksaccount (Foothills Guild Members only).
a. Logon to your account.
b. Scroll down and Select “My Account.”
c. Select “Payments.”
d. Select “Make Payment.”
e. Select “Foothill Quilters Guild” and Select “Save.”
f. Enter the total amount for all classes.
g. Enter “Discovery Days” under “What is this for?”
h. Enter the class date(s) under “Notes.”
i. Select “Submit”.
j. You should receive a confirmation online to say that payment was successfully received.
b. With a check.
a. Make out a check to “FQG” and mail it to Foothill Quilters Guild, P.O. Box 5653, Auburn CA 95604.
b. Note that it’s for Discovery Day classes, and list the class dates.
c. In person at a guild meeting - you may pay with either cash or a check.
At the time we’re able to have classes in person, we have a new location for them. The Discovery Days classroom is centrally located at the Woodside Village Mobile Park Clubhouse, 12155Luther Rd, Auburn. It is behind Best Buy.
There is a big room for activities, lots of light, big tables and cushioned chairs, a kitchen, easy access to roll in machine trollies, plus plenty of parking. A link to download directions to the classroom is on the left.
Future classes are in the planning stage. If you have a request or idea for a class that you’d like to teach or attend, please contact the Discovery Day chairperson.
The Saturday, November class will be taught by Gail Reinke from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Class fee is $5.00.
The first project is a garment bag that can be made any size you wish. The original 2004 Butterick pattern that Gail uses has been discontinued so she will provide the cutting and sewing instructions. The bag is actually a very easy pattern with curved top and bottom edges and a long zipper running down the middle of the front. It is extremely versatile, use it to cover your garment, use it to store your quilts on a padded hanger, or use it to carry your quilt top and backing to your favorite longarm quilter.
The second project we will be working on is Atkinson Designs Stowaway small bags. These classy little bags with contrast trim are perfect for stowing all sorts of stuff! There are no raw edges on the inside of the bag. A pair of fat quarters will make 2-3 bags. The pattern includes 6 sizes. Atkinson Designs gave us a 20% discount, so the pattern cost is only $8 and available from the Discovery Days chairperson.
The February class will be taught by Gail Reinke from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. This class will be taught in 2 sessions. Class fee is $10.
A Tool Tote is what everyone needs! The bag everyone WANTS! Pockets all the way around on the outside, pockets all the way around on the inside! Heavy duty formed metal stays (come with the pattern) that keep the bag's mouth wide open, easy to get in and reach all your important tools. Tools are not the only things it's good for -- there are many other uses for this versatile tote. This Quilts Illustrated Tool Tote is about 15" long x 10" wide x 7" tall.
Gail will do a group order for the patterns and some supplies. Be sure to order your pattern by December 31 from the Discovery Days Divas.
January 8, 2022: Quilt Show Binding
Our SATURDAY January 8, 2022 class will be taught by Carol Vierra from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Class fee will remain at $5.00 since it was originally scheduled for 2021, before the 2022 price adjustment.
Do youwanttolearn howto sewa binding thatwillearn a judge’s approval?
Find out what quilt show judges are looking for, and learn how to do it:
Binding even width, front and back
Binding filled with batting
Mitered corners squared, not rounded
Hand stitching neat, thread matched to binding fabric, binding covers machine stitches.