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!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

March Meeting: Mel Beach

Our March meeting will be at the Masonic Family Center at 7pm on Thursday, March 1st.  Doors open before 6:30pm.

Mel Beach will be speaking about "Challenge Yourself!"  Mel has entered over 60 quilt challenges at the local, national, and international levels!  Her pieces have traveled with the Hoffman Challenge Travel Collection in 2014, 2015, and 2016.  Quilt challenges are a lot of fun, so this will be a great evening.

Check out Mel's fabulous gallery at her website, Mel Beach Quilts.

Mel will also be giving a workshop, "Intriguing Interleaves," on Friday, March 2 at Honey Run Quilters.  Cost is $40.   Hope to see you there!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Barbara Eikmeier: Sashing Solutions

We had a great meeting with Barbara Eikmeier, who gave her program "It's All in the Sashing" -- in which she starts off with simple types of sashing and works her way through to a wide variety of sashing solutions.  If you are looking to lighten up a set of blocks that feel heavy, make a random set of blocks live together in harmony, or produce interesting secondary patterns, there is a sashing method to suit!  Eikmeier teaches these skills in a Craftsy class, and she is also planning a book.

Barbara also turned out to be a local!  Although she is now based in Kansas City, she grew up in Willows and actually co-owns the Quilt Corral.  Check out her designs at her website, Barb's Favorites.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

February Meeting: Barbara Eikmeier

Our speaker, Barbara Eikmeier, has been teaching since 1990, so she has seen it all!  She designs fabric for Paintbrush Studio Fabrics and patterns for her own business (check it out at Barb's Favorites), as well as teaching classes and giving workshops.  You can see her at Craftsy too.

Barbara has a wide variety of quilt designs and a special love for applique.  She will be teaching a workshop, "It's All in the Sashing," on Saturday.

Our February meeting will be on the 1st at 7:00 pm at the Masonic Family Center.

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.