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!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Quilt winner!

Since we've finished our 2015 Quilt Show and drawn the winner for the Opportunity Quilt, we've been able to contact the winner. The winner is Alice from Magalia, and she is happy with her new Quilt.
We are thrilled to see how happy she is with her quilt.

Remember, we are now working on the 2017 quilt show and the yet to be announced 2017 Opportunity Quilt. Be assured that as soon as we have the dates we will post them. As soon as we are ready to announce the new Opportunity Quilt, you will see it posted both here and on our Quilt Show page.

We hope to see you soon!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Quilt Show weekend

Today was the start of our quilt show and it seems that we have folks who can't find us easily.

Our quilt show is at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, which is on Fair Street. We will be open until 5pm today and then Sunday we are open from 10am to 4pm with our Opportunity Quilt drawing at 3pm. Tickets are $7 and includes free parking.

We have vendors, we have food, we have quilts. Please come and see us. We will put this info up earlier next time.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

November 5 meeting

Our November meeting is just around the corner and we will be privileged to have our own Beth Carlson do a trunk show. She will share her embroidery work, quilt work and many of her gorgeous creations. This is a meeting you won't want to miss. Beth has served our guild in many positions and has done a fantastic job with everything she has done for our guild. She is a bubbly member of our guild and I know we will all want to see her beautiful work. So please join us at the meeting.

The weekend after this guild meeting is our wonderful Quilt Show on November 7 & 8. We have over 200 quilts registered for your viewing pleasure and we have our own Donna Greenwald as our featured quilter. Some of her quilts were seen at our last guild meeting - not ones she planned to have at the quilt show. Donna's quilts are a must to see and our guild members expect to see you at the show.

If you are one of our guild members, you will be there working at some point during the show. If you are a member of another guild, or just one who loves to look at quilts, this show is for you. We have vendors for your shopping pleasure and we have a certified massage therapist for when you need a break. We have a food vendor to tempt your taste buds.

So everyone plan on coming down to the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in beautiful Chico and spend some time with us.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

September deadline

Greetings to all our members - the deadline for turning in your quilt registration is September 6th and that is rapidly approaching. For your convenience, the information sheet and the registration sheet have been added to the bottom of the Quilt Show page. You should be able to look at and then print what you need.

Remember, the more we participate, the more we get out of our guild.

September's meeting on Sept. 3rd, brings us Joe Cunningham and his take on quilts and quilting. Should be a fantastic evening. His workshop is called "Rock the Block, Album Style". Sounds like it will be a great workshop. Check with our workshop chair, Kelly, to see if there is still room for you.

Our quilt show is coming quicker than you think and there is still lots to do. Ask what you can do - some job will be available. Our quilt show chair Suzanne is bound to still have something available for you to do. It's going to be a great show and we can all help.

See you Sept. 3rd!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Social Media venturing we go.....

Annie's Star Quilt Guild has ventured into the social media in an effort to reach more people. If you are like this poor author, you haven't ventured yet. But if you have, we are now present in Facebook (Annie's Star Quilt Guild), Instagram (https://Instagram.com/anniesstarquiltguild/), Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/anniesstarquilt/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/AnniesStarQuilt). Don't ask me to explain them - I'm not there yet. Our member who was kind enough to set this up has even sent the guild members links for how to access the programs and how to use them. I will be learning along with some of the other guild members.

Our current link to Facebook has been inactivated and will not work. We are working on getting it changed over. You will have to access it through Facebook, not out guild web pages. Thank you for your patience while we correct this.

We still have openings in Lynn Wilder's workshop, which is a one day workshop, so make sure you sign up. Everything I'm hearing indicates this is a don't miss workshop.

Joe Cunningham will be our speaker in September and there should be a sample quilt at the August meeting. Should be a great program.

Membership forms and membership dues are to be turned in and paid by the September meeting. It's $30 a year and the guild offers so much to the members. We have fantastic speakers, absolutely awesome workshops, and the friendships made are all good.

Hope to see you in August!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

August speaker is Lynn Wilder

We have Lynn Wilder coming in for our guild meeting in August. She is offering a one day workshop and the price is a bargain! In a recent email with our Vice President Kelly she wrote the following:

Hi Kelly,
Good to hear from you. I'm really looking forward to my visit to Chico in August and returning for the show in November.
In answer to your question, I don't really have a sample of a quilt that I made for the class. It is a technique class without an end product. I put this post together in May on my blog about Patchwork Math. http://sewnwildoaks.blogspot.com/2015/05/what-is-patchwork-math.html This really explains what it is all about. I taught it in Yuba City last week to a great group of quilters. One of them said she felt "empowered" after taking the class. I think that is a good way to explain it. I introduce a new component and explain the formula every hour. Everyone will become a mathematician and no longer be afraid of quilters math by the end of the day. They will make tons of components that can be used in blocks. They will learn how to re-size the components to create interesting sashings and borders. They will learn how to dissect a block down to the smallest component, and then be able to re-create that block on their own, any size they want. They will learn A LOT!
I begin filming again for The Quilt Show.com with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims in July. They were so impressed with Patchwork Math, that I'm filming 5 short segments which will be in their classroom section beginning this Fall. Ricky calls it math for dummies! I don't know about the dummy part, but it is my most popular class and it usually fills to capacity every time I offer it. I'm also teaching it after Quilting in the Garden for Alex Anderson's "retreaters". (The class is also open to the public.)
This may be just the nudge you need to sign up for the class. When we don't have enough who sign up, we miss fantastic opportunities. As the web liaison, I've looked at her blog. She has some amazing information to share with our guild. While she doesn't have a sample quilt, she does have some amazing tricks to teach us. Please contact our Workshop Chair and get signed up for this delightful exploration of techniques. You'll be amazed at what tricks of the trade you will learn.
Lynn will be at our show in November - let's show her a very warm welcome in August. And I don't mean the outside temperature!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Community involvement

Annie Star Quilt Guild is very involved in our local community. Another example of this is this quilt which has been donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Chico for their fundraiser in September 2015. If you want a chance at this quilt, you will need to attend that fundraiser and help them make or beat their anticipated goal for this year.
Thanks to the member who donated this to community service - your efforts in helping the community are most appreciated.

Speaking of donating to community service, our June 4th meeting is dedicated to working on quilts that will be made for the purpose of donating to the community we live in. We are delighted to share our talents with many organizations. We would love to add you to our list of helping hands for our community sew night. There is always something for everyone who comes. If you are interested in our work and our guild, please join us on June 4th. We will be happy to share our time with you.

Please come share this time of community pride with us. If you don't know anyone, we'll introduce you to some of our fantastic guild members. We will have a short meeting and then we will be stitching up those quilt tops. Some will finish their tops and show them off. Others will wait until our July 2nd meeting to show off their tops, and sometimes, finished quilts ready to turn in at our anniversary potluck meeting.

We will be introducing the Quilt Guild board officers for the 2016 year. If you want to be a part of that team, please let our nominating committee know. Last we heard, there is still a need for a recording secretary - a must have position - in order for us to continue as a guild. We would like to say thanks to those who have already stepped up and volunteered for those positions.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Heading for the summer months

While most folks are heading for the summer months and vacations, our guild is heading for another fun packed summer.

We head into May with a visit from Linda Ballard. Linda is a California quilter with an amazing talent. If you've not seen her quilts before, this is a must see. She will be teaching Thursday at Honey Run Quilts inside Cathy's Sew & Vac during the day. Then she'll have dinner with some of our guild members before treating us to a trunk show of some of her fantastic quilts. On Friday, our guild members will be learning from her at a workshop how to put together MacKenzie's Square. This is a two fabric quilt and looks sensational!

This is the sample picture that is on her website and as one who will be taking this workshop, I have to say I love it! I am sure that she will have many others to share that are just as stunning. Please come and enjoy the fun.

June sees us setting up for our Community Sew Night. We get together in small groups and get stitching up several quilt tops that will end up finished by someone at home to be counted among the many quilts we donate around the community. We always have room for more! We welcome visitors who wish to help us create. Even if you don't want to sew, we need folks who will press or just sit and chat with our members. It's an opportunity for those who might want to join our guild to get to know some of the members.

July will be our anniversary potluck where will have a fantastic spread put on by ourselves. There is not a planned speaker that night, but there may be some surprises. We laugh, we tell stories, we visit. Another opportunity to come and join in the fun of our guild. A chance to meet our members and enjoy a fun evening.

August, while it can be hot, is another fun night for our guild. We have a speaker and will be hosting a 2 day workshop. Stay posted for more updates.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Annie Star donates quilt to KIXE Auction

For those who like to know what we do, this might give you an idea. One of our small quilt groups, Ditsy Friends, made their version of a Freddy Moran pattern "Parade of Houses" to donate to KIXE for their auction, May 1st through May 4th. This is the quilt they made. It was quilted by Jo Schrieber and the Auction will take place on KIXE's Travel, Leisure, and Wedding Auction  7pm-11pm. You might want to tune in and try your hand at winning. The guild's thanks go out to the Ditsy Friends group for sharing their talent with the community.
This is just one of the projects that the guild does for our community. We also donate to other groups. We love what we do and we'd love to have you join us. Our community sew night is in June and we get together in groups to make quilts to be donated. Anyone is welcome. If you can sew, press, visit, bring snacks, or just want to see what we're doing, please come visit on June 4th.

See our Committees page for more of our donations.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

March Guild Meeting

Our March Guild meeting will feature Sue Rasmussen, a quilt artist and Teacher. An instructor at Empty Spools Seminars at Asilomar, Quilting in the Desert & Quilting in the Tetons. She's been featured on The Quilt Show & Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson and on The Carol Duvall Show. She's won National & International awards; juried to Paducah, PIQF, Houston & Road to CA.

And, she's going to be at our guild meeting March 5th to share her lecture "A Desperate Housewife's Quilt Journey". In this humorous presentation, Sue will share some of her recent quilts, tell stories the will make us giggle. Sue will share her development as a quiltmaker and discuss the importance of design elements, color, fabric choices, quilting patterns, and the inspiration for her quilts.

You won't want to miss this. Bring your friends. Come share a great evening with us.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Deadline extended for vendor apps

Hello to all those vendors who thought they'd missed our deadline for our quilt show. It's not too late, the deadline has been extended! Please send in your application as soon as you can, we are still waiting to fill spots. Our show is November 7 & 8, 2015 and we'd be delighted to have you as a vendor. The applications are under the Quilt Show heading.

We'll be looking forward to hearing from you and to seeing you at our Quilt Show!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Vendor Time

For those who have been waiting for us to put up the vendor letter and applications, they are now on the Quilt Show tab, just below the Opportunity Quilt. Deadline is coming up quickly, please print them off and get them mailed in.

Once we have decided on the vendors who will be at our show, we will post that list so we can tempt those many quilters who want that specific vendor. Make sure you get a chance to be one of those vendors!