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.
Debbie Maddy, designer, teacher and founder of Calico Carriage Quilt Designs, is the featured speaker at our June 27, 2016, meeting. Her topic is “No Diamonds No Y Seams/Old Quilts New Methods”. This is a discussion on the history of the blocks used and the journey from the first quilt designed to the latest. She will be showing many quilts also.
There are still 4 openings for Debbie’s workshop on Saturday, June 25, 2016. We will be constructing her Labyrinth quilt in a lap size. Instructions are also available for Twin, Queen and King size. Cost is $40 (plus a $5 pattern fee), at the Mesa de Oro Club House in Sutter Creek, from 10 am – 4 pm. Contact Suzy at 209-223-0207.
We are very fortunate to have Debbie as our workshop teacher and meeting speaker. She has been on a road trip in California stopping at several guilds throughout the state.