The Mother Lode Quilters' Guild (MLQG) was formed in 2003 to "preserve and continue the traditions, culture, and history of quilting." The guild holds general meetings once a month in Sutter Creek, a quaint town on Historical Highway 49 in the Mother Lode area of Northern California.
Our goal is to promote friendship among those interested in quilting, and increase their knowledge and appreciation of quilts. To this end, the guild offers educational programs and workshops with local and nationally known quilting teachers, and puts on a quilt show every two years. Most of our functions are held in the evenings or on weekends to accommodate working members.
We welcome every person interested in the art of quilting, and encourage the artistic expression of every member of our guild. If you are new to the area or just visiting, stop by and visit our quilting guild in Amador County.
The MLQG is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The guild welcomes donations of quilting fabric and materials. These donations may be tax deductible, consult your tax advisor for information.
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.