January - 

We are happy to have Colleen Pelfrey as our featured speaker for our January meeting.  She grew up in Northern California and just retired in June 2017 from 33 years of teaching art, drama and PE.   Just as much as she likes quilting, she likes telling the stories that go along with her quilts, hence the lecture title of “Life with a Border Around It.”  “In her trunk show, Colleen shares an eclectic collection of quilts.  She starts with a few made by her great grandmother, grandmother, and mom and then moves on to her own quilting and designing journey.  As she shares the quilts, she also shares stories about her quilts or stories that inspired her quilts.  Don’t be surprised if she throws in a quilting song or two.”

 March - 

To Pre-Treat or Not to Pre-Treat, that is the question.”

We are such a blessed guild to have our MLQG president, Anelie Belden, who is so knowledgeable in all things quilting, be our speaker for March.  She will be speaking about pre-treating fabrics before using them.  Hope to see you there.



This month our speaker will be our local artist Shannon Ryan-Freeman.  She has a local business:  “This Chick Stitches” Long Arm Quilting.   Shannon will be letting us know what she does to bring the beauty of our quilts to life.  A fun, lively lady we are sure to enjoy what she has to say.



Ladies! Whatever you do this month, do not forget our meeting is a week earlier, May 21st.  If you do, you’ll miss Anelie Belden’s report on the “Spring Show” in Portland, Oregon.  She will be reporting on all the newest quilt trends, fabric lines, and products quilt related.  She says she will also have some new articles for sale.  The weather is warming up, so bring a friend and come see what is trending new in quilting!!!!


One of our presenters will be Mike Hewitt speaking about aspects of Stroke Recovery.  Our second presenter will be Barb Haymond presenting a trunk show on Miniature Quilts.


We are excited to have Eileen Milligan from Yuba City as our guest Speaker for July.   Her topic is “How to start your own Business.”   She has a quilt business with her daughter, Melissa.  Their business is Melissa and Mom Quilts and you can visit their web page at melissandmomquilts.com.   Melissa designs the quilts and Eileen has the “math mind” to create the sample quilts.  She makes sure that all the instructions and math are correct before the patterns are published and sold.

Eileen will have a trunk show and will discuss what requirements are necessary to start a quilting business.  She will also have quilt patterns for sale




Kathy Allen, our Featured Quilter for the Quilt Show, will be our speaker for the September meeting. She will give you all a much better idea of her designs and inspiration for her Modern Scot Quilts.