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Activities:  Discovery Days

Discovery Day classes only cost $5 (unless otherwise noted) to help fund payment for the teacher. Classes will be held at the Auburn Airport in a large meeting room there, from 10 am to 4 pm unless otherwise indicated.  You can find the class supply lists (not all classes/events require them) below.  Here is a map that shows you how to get to the room from North Airport Road.

Contact Melody Peters (916-698-2828)  for more information on any of these classes or if you can teach a class in future months.  

July 1 Victorian Rose Tea Party in Biggs

 We will carpool from Mona Wooden’s house in Lincoln to Biggs to enjoy the lovely Victorian Rose home and gardens.  If the weather is good, we may have our tea luncheon outside.  The cost of this event covers the lunch for $12.  What a deal!  Most tea shops charge twice that.  Plus you’ll get the added entertainment of carpooling and visiting with guild members as we tour the house and grounds.  Bring hand work if you like, or simply relax.  We’ll contact those who sign up regarding the exact departure time and location.  http://thevictorianroseofbiggs.com/

July 28 Scrappy Strip Quilt

Melody Peters will show you a fast and fun way to reduce your stash of scraps.  Cut strips from 1 ¼ inches to 2 ½ inches and she’ll show you how to sew them onto a thin stabilizer foundation to make 9.5 inch blocks.  You can add sashing to make a wall hanging, table runner, or quilt the size of your choosing.  Melody’s was in the FQG Show backed with a cozy blanket.

August 25-26 (2 days) Tuffet Class Beth Handy and Gail Reinke will teach us how to use a Tuffet kit to make those beautiful and useful tuffets you may have seen in some of the local quilt shops.   We will get a good price for the kit, probably around $100.  The class is only $5, so that’s still a bargain!

September 8 Prairie Points & Scalloped border class –  This technique class taught by Laura Rucker will require you to bring a 24-inch quilt sandwich to class, so she can show you how to add prairie points and/or a scalloped border.  

October Christmas Tree class.  Tiana Duart will teach us how to make a quick and easy Christmas tree from fabric that you can hang to make your home more festive.  Date TBD.

November Fabric Covered Cigar Box –  Karen Mallory will show us how to take a cigar box and cover it with fabric and embellishments to use for storing trinkets or jewelry or give as a gift.  If you can’t find a cigar box at a local smoke shop, you can cover the plain boxes that Michaels has in stock.