The 30-year anniversary quilt show Aug. 4 presented “The Quilts of Lake Almanor,” featuring dozens of unique quilts on display, plus a drawing basket, textile vendors and food. Photos by Stacy Fisher

Quilt Guild celebrates 30 years of quilting

One of the guests at the Chester Piecemakers Quilt Guild finds himself momentarily enraptured by a series of amazing quilts at the “The Quilts of Lake Almanor” show in Chester.

The Chester Piecemakers Quilt Guild celebrated 30 years of quilting inside the Adamson Gymnasium at Chester High School on Aug. 4.

The anniversary event presented “The Quilts of Lake Almanor,” featuring dozens of unique quilts on display, plus a drawing basket, textile vendors and food.

Approximately 100 quilts were on display along with ancillary items at the quilt show, noted Carol Bornhorst, current Guild president.

Also showcased at the event were a number of past Guild presidents’ quilts. Members made blocks (small square quilted patterns) to give to Bornhorst, which she would later make into a larger quilt comprised of the various blocks.

“We also displayed ‘Heartwarmers’ quilts,” Bornhorst shared. “It’s one of our philanthropic quilt projects that are donated to someone in need of a warm quilt during the winter months.”

Barnhorst added, “Our Opportunity Quilt, (presented in the show’s drawing) was embroidered with “Happy at 30,” which was also displayed at the recent Almanor Art Show sponsored by Plumas Arts on the Collins Pine lawn Aug. 4.

Vendors attending the quilt show included Blue Petunia Quilts of Portola, offering an assortment of fabric, kits and patterns; Country Pines Quilt Shop of Susanville, also providing fabric, kits and custom patterns; Lady Bug Lace of Roseville, selling a variety of items relating to home décor, plus fabric and kits for sewing projects; Quilt Corral of Willows, offering a variety of fabric, kits, patterns, and notions; Tenaj Creations of Auburn, providing beading and color fibers for quilt embellishments; and Ten Sisters Handicraft of Eagle Mountain, Utah, showcasing a number of fabrics, books, and demonstrations on how to use their products.

Approximately 100 quilts and related items were on display at the Chester Piecemakers Quilt Guild show, which celebrated 30 years of quilting inside the Adamson Gymnasium at Chester High School on Aug. 4.

The nonprofit Chester Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s bylaws state that, “The specific purpose of this organization is to promote the appreciation and techniques of quilt making and related forms of textile art. … Furthermore, the organization sponsors, encourages and supports quilting activities, collecting and educational meetings, and charitable activities as well as promotes fun and fellowship.”

Look for the winners of the Guild’s quilt competition from the anniversary show to be published in the Aug. 22 issue of the Chester Progressive.

The Quilt Guild meets the second Monday of the month, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., April through September; and 1 to 3 p.m., October through March at the Almanor Recreation Center, 102 Meadowbrook Loop in Chester.

For additional information about the Guild and to inquire about membership, call Bornhorst, 259-5638.