About

The Oroville Piecemakers Quilt Guild (OPQG) was started in 1981 by a small group of friends who wanted to encourage an interest in quilts and quilting, and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1999.  The purposes of the guild are to expand the knowledge of quiltmaking; promote the appreciation of fine quilts; encourage quiltmaking and collecting; sponsor and support quilting activities and quilters' expertise through education, programs and workshops; and provide public service projects for the good of the community.

Membership is open to anyone who subscribes to the purpose of the guild. Our membership year is from January through December; annual dues are $30.  Our membership application can be downloaded here. We have both a day group and an evening group (the "Moonlighters"), both of which meet on the third Thursday of the month. In addition, we have regularly-scheduled "sew days" on the first Thursday of the month, during which we have either workshops to develop new skills, or group efforts toward community service projects. The guild's business meeting is held on the second Thursday of the month in the meeting room of the Oroville branch of the Butte County Library.  Please see our Events Page for specific dates, times, and locations. 

2018 Executive Board:    (Elected Positions)

  • President:  Jeanette Akin (530-868-5305)
  • Vice President/Speakers :  Sharon Helton (530-743-7465)
  • 2nd Vice President/Workshops: Linda Pearson (530-531-8448)
  • Secretary: Dorothy Moyle Smith (530-966-6814)
  • Treasurer:  Marla Vaughn (530-990-3115)

Chairpersons:  (Appointed Positions)

  • Block of the Month: Terry Catt and Joan Robertson
  • Community Service:  Jan Owens, Dottie Elliot, Peggy Fehrman
  • Door Prize Baskets: Cheryl Campbell and Betty Drake
  • Facilities, Properties, Storage Room:  Judy Hohman, Sandi Corkran
  • Fat Quarters:  Bev Smith, Auda Hill and Marilla Brereton
  • 50/50 Raffle: Terri Russell 
  • Publicity/Historian: Angie Horne 
  • Hospitality, General Meeting:  Marge Redding, Loretta Waite
  • Hospitality, Workshops: Marge Redding, Juanita Gilchrist
  • Librarian: Susan Coyle
  • Membership:  Ann Harvey, Ann Bruggeman, Janice Nielsen
  • Mercantile table: Dorothy Welton, Cheryl Cox
  • Moonlighter's liason with day group: Dorothy Moyle-Smith
  • New Member Mentor:  Judy Stryker
  • Newsletter:  Jan Abramson
  • Sunshine:  Virginia Brile
  • Website: Angie Horne   (orovillepiecemakers@gmail.com)
  • 2018 Opportunity Quilt:  Jeanette Akin - Marketing, Nancy Clayton - Tickets
  • 2018 Quilt Show Chairs:  Sharon Helton and Claudia Goebel
  • Visiting Opportunity Quilts: please contact Jeanette Akin (530-370-0248) for openings or to be put "on call" in case of last minute cancellations (note: the current schedule can be found at the bottom of Calendar page)

Opportunity Quilt (non-chair positions)

  • 2018 Opportunity Quilt, Marketing/Scheduling:  Jeanette Akin
  • 2018 Opportunity Quilt, Ticket Sales: Nancy Clayton
  • Visiting Opportunity Quilts: please contact Jeanette Akin (530-370-0248) for openings or to be put "on call" in case of last minute cancellations (note: the current schedule can be found at the bottom of Calendar page)

Moonlighters Chairpersons:

  • Moonlighter's Presiding Chairperson: Virginia Brile (530-534-9637)
  • Liason with Day Group: Linda Pearson, Dorothy Moyle-Smith
  • Newsletter Scribe: Cindy Scofield
  • Door Prizes: tbd
  • Fat Quarters: Sabrina Bell
  • Block of the Month: Lynne Pillus, Sandi Corkran
  • Sunshine: Virginia Brile