Members and friends, welcome to our website! We are a vibrant, friendly and varied group of almost 200 quilters and quilt artists who have been sharing quilts, talent and camaraderie for quite awhile now. We are now entering our 31st year. There are monthly meetings, most of them with special speakers, quilt related activities, show and tell, etc. We have quilt shows every other year, and lots of quilt-ins, challenges, round robins, and community service projects, along with an impressive library for our members - something for everyone! As you navigate this website, you will see some of our work, see our schedule, and share our accomplishments. If you are interested in quilting, please join us the first Thursday of the month for our Guild Meeting. We love to meet visitors and will make you feel at home!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Erica Plank: Unseen Hands

Our January meeting featured designer Erica Plank, owner of Unseen Hands Designs. Wow, this is one prolific and energetic woman!  As she showed off quilt after quilt, often featuring embroidery, applique, or chenille, she told us about her career on the road and her recent move back to her Kansas hometown.  Her Cathedral Window pillow workshop the next day was booked solid, and I heard it was a success.  Check out Erica's website to see an amazing variety of designs, all with a large dollop of country charm.

Monday, January 1, 2018

January Meeting: Erica Plank

Erica Plank
Our first meeting of 2018 will be on Thursday, January 4, at 6:30 pm at the Chico Masonic Family Center.  Erica Plank, owner of Unseen Hands, is a quilt and embroidery designer.  Check out her website, where you will see a wide variety of designs, including pieced, applique, and chenille quilts.

Erica's workshop on Friday, for a Cathedral Window pillow, is already full and has a waiting list.  Come on Thursday for your chance to hear from this creative designer!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

December Meeting: Holiday Dinner

Our December meeting will be on Thursday, December 7th, at 6:00pm.  This is early, so don't forget!  It will be a potluck dinner; bring a dish to share.

We'll have games, a boutique sale, and door prizes.

We will also be sharing Christmas quilts for show and tell!  Bring your exchange blocks too.

Monday, November 6, 2017

November Meeting: Applique Small Group

For our November meeting, the applique small group showcased some of their truly stunning work. 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Jennifer Sampou: Inspired Design

Thursday night's meeting featured designer Jennifer Sampou.  She spoke about where she finds inspiration: in travel, in nature, and in other artists' work.  She then showed her quilts and talked about how she developed some of her designs.

It's getting close to the quilt show, and there is lots to be done!  Be sure to sign up for your shift, sell opportunity quilt tickets, and maybe take a couple of posters or a sign to put in your yard.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

October Meeting: Jennifer Sampou

Our October guest will be Jennifer Sampou, designer, quilter, traveler and lover of color and pattern and beauty.  The topic will be "Inspired Design." 

Jennifer grew up in Massachusetts, the youngest of five in a very artistic family. She studied design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and textiles at the University of Vermont before moving to Wales to design for Laura Ashley. In the 1990s she became the creative director at P&B Textiles in San Francisco until she opened her business, Studio Sampou, in 1996, where she designs for the Robert Kaufman Company.  

Jennifer wrote the book In the Nursery, and has recently released a line of patterns for C&T Publishing.

After several years in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, Jennifer has recently moved back to the Bay Area with her family.

The meeting will be on Thursday, October 5th; doors open at 6pm and the meeting will start at 7pm. As always, guests are welcome and we ask a $5 donation at the door.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Anniversay Meeting

Our Anniversary meeting is July 6 and we are hoping for a great turnout along with a show and tell of the community service quilts produced at our community sew night on June 1.

Anniversary night is a great night to connect with guild members and even, maybe, greet some new members who are trying to connect with folks. Have you asked a guild member who hasn't been in a while to come visit with us?

We should be hearing who will preside over our next guild year. Our nominating committee has indicated that they have the positions filled. So, to those who stepped up, a big THANK YOU! I'm sure there are still positions on committees that will need filling, so if you want to help your guild be the best it can be, please sign up. Some committees are more fun with 2 or 3 working together.

Please come and help us celebrate our anniversary! This is a potluck dinner, so bring a true and tested food dish for us all to share. A favorite meeting with those who attend. There will be cake for dessert and more fun than you can imagine having.

See you all July 6!