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Foothill Quilters Guild, PO Box 5653, Auburn CA 95604  

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Activities:  Discovery Days

Discovery Days classes are taught by members of the Guild.  Unless otherwise noted, the fee is $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members.  This helps cover the expenses of conducting the class. Sometimes there is an additional fee for class materials.  You must register and pay for the class in advance.

You can find information about the classes and the supply lists below (not all classes/events require them).

Classes given via Zoom:  Classes are currently conducted using the Zoom web interface instead of being held in person to promote social distancing and ensure everyone’s safety.

Registration Process

Discovery Days has a new online electronic 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 Zoom 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 $5.00 for each class. Non-members, please remit $10.00 for each class.

There are two ways to pay for the class(es):

a. Online via your GroupWorks account.  

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.

Note: If you have any problems with the form or the payment, please contact the Discovery Days Chairperson.

Future classess

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.

Registration form for Zoom Discovery Day

Zooming is a great way to take a class!   

Taking a class via Zoom is a fun way to take a class, see your friends and each other’s projects.

It also means you don’t need to haul around your favorite machine, there’s no travel time, you can wear your comfy clothes and your sewing supplies are at your fingertips.

See projects from previous Discovery Day classes here!

Our Saturday, July 17 class will be taught by Jane Haworth from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm via Zoom.  

In this class you will learn a variety of ways that neckties can be used in quilts. My preferred method is strip piecing, as in the sample. I will also show you how they can be used in a Dresden quilt block, a bowtie quilt block and dyeing on silk with the ties.

We will start be learning to strip down the ties and prep them for use in the quilts.  You can start with a few neckties at least 6 and then add to your collection at a later date. Having a larger number of ties will give you more colors to work with.

In this workshop, we will work on making the three different block styles. You can then use this information to make a quilt, bag, pillow etc of your choosing in the style that you prefer. The size of the blocks can be adjusted depending on the number of ties you have.

Informational Flyer

Silk Tie Supply List

July 17, 2021:  Using Neckties to Make Beautiful Quilts

September 11, 2021: Journal Covers

The Saturday, September 11 class will be taught by Marylee Drake from 10am-3pm. Marylee is providing the journals and will teach us how to make a journal cover with embellishments! Get inspired and use your imagination in this fun class.

October 3, 2021:  Quilt Show Binding

Our Sunday October 3, 2021 class will be taught by Carol Vierra from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. (Location to be determined).  Do you want to learn how to sew a binding that will earn a judge’s approval? 


Find out what quilt show judges are looking for, and learn how to do it:

Bonus: Instructions for Faux Piping Binding

Supply list is on the left.

November 6, 2021: Travel Bag Double Hitter

The Saturday, November 6 class will be taught by Gail Reinke from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Planning is in progress. Stay tuned for more information.

Binding class supply list