The Gold Bug Quilters Guild of El Dorado County represents quilters of all ages and interests in the art of quilting and fabric art. We believe that the best way to contribute to the growth and knowledge of quilting is through education and fellowship. We hold meetings each month at which time we share techniques, designs, and projects (complete or not). The Gold Bug Quilters also use their talents for community service projects such as creating comfort quilts that are donated to such organizations as the Senior Center, Child Protective Services and Family Connections, Foster Families Service and Foster Families and Infant Development Center.
Gold Bug Quilters was started in July of 1987 with 12 members. The name was chosen to represent our Gold Rush heritage.
We encourage visitors to join us at one of our meetings for an experience in the world of Quilting Arts.
Announcement: The 2014 Guild Quilt Show will be held at the Cameron Park Community Center this year. Dates are Sept 5-7, 2014
Annual Scholorship Awards
The Gold Bug Quilt Quilters is accepting applications for the annual Pat Simpson Memorial Scholorship Award. This year we are offering three one-time, non-renewable scholarship for $1,000. Applicants may be an El Dorado County Highschool student or an El Dorado County resident already enrolled in college, and pursuing a career in textiles, fiber arts (fiber as an art medium), fashion design, or visual art field in their advanced education.
Deadline to apply is March 3, 2014, although all paperwork must be received by either the Gold Bug Quilters Guild or a school career center by March 1, 2014.
Additional Information about this scholarship: Pat Simpson Memorial Scholarship Information
March 24, 2014 - Sharon Templeton, The Chaotic Heart--contact the Guild Program Chair for information on time and place.
"Celebrating the Creativity of Women" -- Spring 2014 Textile Showcase, El Dorado County Historical Museum, (Tours by Reservation).
104 Placerville Dr
"For the Love of Quilting"-- March 15-16, 2014, Valley Quilt Guild
Yuba-Sutter Fair Grounds
441 Franklin Ave.
Yuba City, Calif
"Glorious Foothill Flowers"-- March 22-23, 2014, Foothills Quilters Guild
Gold Country Fair Grounds.
"Up in Charms"-- April 9-13, 2014,Northern California 15th Annual Shop Hop
QuiltRush.org website for participating stores.
Check out the Monthly Program Page for the exciting special speakers we have scheduled for the next few months. Speakers such as Katsy Chappell and Janet Paehlig .
Snuggle Quilt Workshops are 10 am to 3 pm at the Foothills United Methodist Church at 3301 Green Valley Road, Rescue, CA. The next meetings will be Mar 22, 2014.
Visit our Photo Gallery for a snapshot of Gold bug Quilt Guild Events, including the 2013 Quilt Show highlights and the Fall Quilter's Retreat.