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WANT TO DONATE TO QUILTERS AFFECTED BY THE 2018 CAMP FIRE (Paradise, Magelia, Concow, etc)?

Finished quilts can be sent directly to Honey Run Quilters (which is part of Cathy's Sew and Vac, www.cathyssewandvac.com); they are coordinating distribution of quilts to the Camp Fire survivors.  Quilting supplies (rotary cutters, rulers, needles, pins, and other notions) can be sent to local quilter Cindy Needham; she has become a nexus of donated quilting supplies.  The mailing address for donated items is 626 Brush Creek Lane, Chico CA 95973.  Please do not send fabric; they currently have more than enough, donated by local quilters and fabric suppliers.  Any affected quilter can go to Cindy's quilt studio (located at 131 Myers Street, Chico CA) and rebuild their stash, replenish tools, etc. from these donations.  But you need to go before January 31st, that's when the "Shop without Manners" event will wrap up and the studio will once again return to the business of heirloom quilting, classes, workshops and retreats. 

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The Oroville Piecemakers Quilt Guild (OPQG) was started in 1980 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.  We have LOTS of fun -- check out our guild's 2019 promotional brochure.

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 Contacts and Calendar Pages for specific dates, times, and locations. 

2019 Executive Board:    (Elected Positions)

  • President: Angela Horne (530-734-1286)
  • Vice President/Speakers :  Sharon Helton (530-743-7465)
  • 2nd Vice President/Workshops: Linda Pearson (530-531-8448)
  • Secretary: Marla Vaughn (530-990-3115) 
  • Treasurer: Jeanette Akin (530-868-5305) 

Chairpersons:  (Appointed Positions)

  • Block of the Month: Terry Catt and Joan Robertson
  • Community Service:  Jan Owens, Judy Hohman
  • Door Prize Baskets: Cheryl Cox, Helen Cox, Dottie Elliot
  • Facilities, Properties, Storage Room:  Dorothy Welton, Sandi Corkran, Peggy Fehrman
  • Fat Quarters:  Bev Smith, Lorraine Cothern
  • Publicity/Historian: Angie Horne 
  • Hospitality, General Meeting:  Jeanette Akin, Loretta Waite, Shirley Scheibler, Kim Deadmore
  • Hospitality, Workshops: 
  • Librarian: Susan Coyle
  • Membership:  Ann Harvey, Dorothy Moyle-Smith
  • Mercantile table: MaryKaye Haughey
  • Moonlighter's liason with day group: Marge Redding
  • New Member Mentor: Marge Redding
  • Newsletter:  Jan Abramson
  • Sunshine:  Virginia Brile
  • Website: Angie Horne   (orovillepiecemakers@gmail.com)

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: Susan McMillan (530-589-1243)
  • Liason with Day Group: Marge Redding
  • Newsletter Scribe: Cindy Scofield
  • Door Prizes: Tiffany Sasek and MaryJane Sasek
  • Fat Quarters: Jeri Huey
  • Block of the Month: Lynne Pillus, Sandi Corkran