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We are fortunate to have a talented quilter living in our area.  Her name is Joan Smith.  She will be our featured speaker at our February meeting.  Her lecture will include a truck show of quilts that are included in her book Quilt A Perpetual Calendar for Birthdays and Other Notable Dates.  She will share with us how the calendar book became a reality and how she began making quilts to showcase the theme of each month.

Her love of quilts started with the many family quilts she has and cherishes.  She still has her baby quilt.  Living in Indonesia in the 1970’s introduced her to batiks for the first time.  After she retired to Amador County in 2005, she continued her quilting that began in the 1980’s.    She has won blue ribbons at the California State and Amador County Fairs and had quilts juried at Pacific International Quilt Festival.  She will be the featured quilter at Sierra Gold Quilters’ Guild’s Show October 6 & 7 of this year. She would like to enter a quilt to Road to California and finish her UFO’s this year!

We are looking forward to having her as our speaker.   Her calendar book will be available for purchase.



Are you ready to jump into Spring?  Our budget does not allow us to have a speaker every month, so be ready to get your creative juices flowing for the meeting in March. With help from Heather Beers, our Country Store Chair person, we will be bringing up bins of fabric for you to choose from to make comfort quilts, potholders, bibs, place mats napkins etc. There will be patterns, and everyone is invited to share your ideas for projects. Please bring your scissors. Looking forward to seeing you.



We have the pleasure of Laurel Anderson as our guest speaker on April 24.  Her presentation will be Laurel’s Search for Perfect Appliqué.

Her web page whispercolor.com tells us a little about her.







Looking forward to May, we will be having the Material Girlfriends from Livermore.  Their lecture will be: Quilting Disasters:  How to fix them!






Lynn Wilder will be our guest lecturer for the month of August.  Her lecture is titled “The Geography of a Quilt”.  She compares the similarity between maps and quilts.  Her talk also covers her youth, growing up in a small mountain community where her only activity was an over-active imagination, which fostered a love for Geography and yes, quilting.  She tells her story through a full trunk show of 25 quilts.  She has been quilting for the past 20 years and teaching quilting for the past eight years.



Jane Haworth
, a quilt artist, a teacher, and owner of an Etsy Shop, will be our lecturer for September.  Her lecture is titled  “Journey of a Quilt Artist, Living a Creative Life”.  Jane moved from England to Auburn, CA in 1998 with her husband and two daughters.  She has lived here for nineteen years now and also has an American born son.  She has been involved with fabric for all her life, from studying Textile Design majoring in weaving to working for Laura Ashley in one of their factories.    She was accepted to show at the International Quilt Show at Paducah, was displayed at the Pacific International Quilt Fair, and shown at Sister’s in Oregon and the IQA Fall show in Houston.




We are looking forward to having Sherry Werum back again as our guest lecturer for the month of October.  Her lecture this time will be on “Art Nouveau: A Reflection in Quilts, Art from 1870-1916”.  From her brochure: “This was an incredible time of beauty and ornament in Art in America and Europe.  It was a time of stained glass windows from Louis Tiffany in America, and the ornamental art of Eugene Grasset in France, the decorative art of William Morris in England, the Great Exposition of Paris in 1900 and the popularity of the Crazy Quilt everywhere”.   Sherry is from Woodland, CA and made her first quilt in 1973.  Her husband, Mark, also participates in the lecture.  Together they bring an informative and entertaining presentation to our guild.