Friday, September 21, 2018

8th Bi-Annual Mother Lode Quilter's Guild Quilt Show - Oct 6 & 7

The 8th biannual Quilt Show, sponsored by the Mother Lode Quilter's Guild (MLQG) will take place in Sutter Creek, October 6-7, 2018. Quilts will be displayed in Sutter Creek Auditorium on Main Street, Church Street Community Center, and throughout shops located on Sutter Creek's historic Main Street.

The hours are Saturday, October 6, 10:00 - 5:00, and Sunday, October 7, 10:00 - 4:00. Admission is $7.00 at the door, or pre-sale tickets are $6.00 at MIY Studio, Martell, CA.

This years opportunity quilt is Winding Vines of Amador. The original pattern is from Happy Stach quilts by Marcia Harmening, called "Taffy Blossoms". It was pieced by several members of MLQG and quilted by Shannon Ryan-Freeman of This Chick Stiches. Threads Quilt show will have vendors, a Country Store, raffles, wearable art and a silent auction.


The featured quilter this year is Kathy Allen.  After retiring as a scientist/project manager for 25 years, Kathy took a beginning quilt class from Anelie Belden.  She started on a 25 year old Singer sewing machine that had never been out of the box.  From the beginning she was hooked.

Kathy's job had taken her around the world, and wherever she went, she was drawn to fabric arts.  In addition to fabric, she was drawn to history.  A trip to Scotland with all their lovely tartans gave her inspiration for her first book - Modern Scot patchwork.  Her vocational experience made it possible for Kathy to devise the math necessary to turn these ancient designs into quiltable modern patterns.

Kathy and her husband Frank live and work in Sutter Creek, CA. Kathy currently designs and produces quilt patterns an kits under the brand 'Quilts by Kat;' https://www.quiltsbykat.com/

The MLQG was formed in 2003 to preserve the traditions, history and culture of quilting. The funds raised by MLQG are used to support local charities, such as the Interfaith Food Bank, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Operation Care.  Quilts made by MLQG members are donated locally to seniors, newborns, and foster children.

For more information about the Golden Threads Quilt Show and about the MLQG, visit mlqgsuttercreek.org 


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