Block of the Month
This year's Block of the Month (BOM) is a “Fun Tropical Fish Friends” collage.
Each month a pattern for a component will be presented to be completed by the month's end. Participants must finish at least one fish and one plant each month to be entered into the monthly prize drawing. In May a workshop will be held to discuss ideas on how to complete the quilt.
A fee of $25 to join includes the pattern and workshop. There is no limit to how many can participate.
Bus Trip to Pacific International Quilt Festival
The bus trip was great! Many thanks to Frankie Hey for organizing it and making it so much fun. Also to Lynn Zacharias and Gail Reinke for their valuable contributions. Maybe we'll do it agin next June.
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Includes: transportation to and from the show; entrance into the show, water, a light breakfast in the morning and snacks on the way home
Auburn, 6:30 a.m. behind the Raley's Supermarket on Lincoln
Roseville, 7 a.m. behind Brookfield's Restaurant.on Eureka and Taylor Roads
We will be leaving the show at 5pm and should be back in Auburn by 8pm.
For more information, contact Frankie Hey.
The UFO sign ups began July 2023; the Challenge runs from August 2023 - July 2024. Each participant completes a UFO tracking sheet to list their 12 UFO items for the Challenge. Eligible items can include, but are not limited to: quilts, wall hangings, appliqué, crochet & knitting. The cost is a one-time payment of $24 for the year.
A random a numbered ping pong ball will be drawn. This number corresponds a numbered UFO on the participant's list & is the UFO due at the following meeting.
We encourage each participant to show their completed UFO during Show 'n' Tell.
The names of participants completing the UFO for the month will be eligible for a monthly prize drawing. At the end of the Challenge year, participants completing 12 monthly UFOs will be eligible for a grand prize - OR if no one completes all 12, the participants with the most completed UFOs will be entered in the grand prize drawing.
Please join us.
Sharon Ross & Coral Black
Discovery Days class meetings are held at the Auburn Veterans Memorial Hall, 100 East Street, Auburn.
Discovery Day Teachers Are Needed!
If you have a skill or class you can teach, or an idea for a small project, please contact Melody Peters (Discovery Days Chairperson) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Wall hangings, table runners, and other small projects that can be completed in one class time are the most popular, but we’ve also enjoyed art quilt techniques such as fabric collages and fabric painting.
How to Sign Up for a Class
The primary means of signing up is at the Discovery Table during guild meetings. You will pay the $10 fee at that time to ensure your spot. If the class is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. In all cases, 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!
If you can’t sign up in person, email or call the Discovery Day chairperson.
Members, $10 for each class, or as noted with the class description.
There are three ways to pay for the class(es):
1. In person at a guild meeting -
2. Online via credit card through your GroupWorks account (Foothills Guild Members only). See the Business page for detailed instructions.
3. Mailing a check: First, let the Discovery Days Chairperson know you are sending a check. Make out a check to “FQG” and mail it to Foothill Quilters Guild, P.O. Box 5653, Auburn CA 95604. Note that it’s for Discovery Day classes, and list the class dates.
Our annual Quilt Retreat is held at Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center, Lake Tahoe.
Dates: Sunday-Friday, April 21-26, 2024
Camp hours: 4pm Sunday, through 11am Friday.
Cost: The cost for members is $600. This includes a shared room with private bath, 14 meals, and the sewing room, Dobbins Hall. The beautiful scenery and wonderful camaraderie are free.
Sign-ups: A completed application and deposit of $300 is required to sign up for camp. We have room for a maximum of 32 campers. We appear to be full but are maintaining a waiting list in case someone needs to cancel.
Contact: For information, contact Judie Pieper or Lynn Zacharias.
The Foothill Quilters Guild regularly presents lectures and workshops by a variety of quilters and nationally known speakers.
Our lecture program takes place during our monthly meetings; workshops are held the following day.
Fees: Fees are $50 for a one-day workshop; members of other guilds are welcome at any class that is not full. Payment is due at the time of registration. Fees are refundable up to 7 days prior to the workshop; after that, refunds will only be made if the vacancy can be filled.
Class Location: Auburn Veterans Memorial Hall, 100 East Street, Auburn
Time: Workshops are from 9am-3:30pm.
Registration: Please use this REGISTRATION FORM to sign up for a class. If a workshop is full, a waiting list will be created.
Members participating in the Challenge quilt are given "rules" for each year's challenge. Completed entries
are shown at our Challenge Reveal meeting, which this year will be our April 8 meeting. Quilts will be hung
anonymously and members will vote on their favorites; ribbons will be awarded.
This year's challenge will be to complete somebody else's PHD (Project Half Done). You may have obtained this project from: the Country Store, Auction, Estate sale, or you may trade with a friend, or donate a PHD to the group to be exchanged with another participant.
Take a picture of the starting project.
Sign up for contest, fee $10
Complete the project to your liking. You may complete the PHD as directed by the original instructions or pattern (if any); OR you may put your own spin on the project to modernize or to make your soul happy.
The project you complete – is yours to own.
Keep your project a secret.
In-Town Retreat - currently not scheduled
What can be better than sewing all day with friends - both new or old - then going home and sleeping in your own bed? That’s what our In-Town Retreat is all about!
Activities: This is a “UFO” event - no classes, just work on your own projects. Bring what you need to make a comfortable work station. Cutting and ironing stations will be provided. The “supply list” has suggestions of things to bring.
Jamboree - currently not scheduled
Jamboree is a fun day of classes offered by the guild, free of charge to members.
We have discussed having one in 2024. Stay tuned.