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When I was young, I enjoyed meandering through my grandparents HUGE, 6 car tandem garage in the country in Southern California. Their retirement hobbies included gem collecting and polishing, organic gardening and farming, raising sheep, and sewing. As a result, they had a ton of intriguing goodies throughout the garage. There was even the quilt machine my great-grandmother used to sew sweet quilts to help support her family. I never learned to sew well, let alone quilt, or rock polish, or raise sheep. I did fall in love with organic gardening and compost for my roses which has worked great here in Roseville CA, which is located in the greater Sacramento area. And I am happy to have grand friends who are way more patient and skilled than I who actually CAN quilt with both sewing machine and by hand, as well as enjoying some “long arm quilting.” I even got to attend a couple of their interesting quilting shows last year and am looking forward to those again this year. Hence the paraphrase in the photo above. 🙂
Quilting Guilds In and Around Roseville CA
I thought it would be fun to share a list of all the quilting guilds in the area. Roseville’s Guild is – The Roseville Quilters Guild.
In addition, you can find these quilting guilds within a short drive:
- Auburn – The Foothill Quilters Guild
- Citrus Heights – Golden Valley Quilt Guild
- Folsom – Folsom Quilt & Fiber Guild
- Loomis – Loomis Quilt & Fiber Guild
- Rocklin – Pioneer Quilters Guild
- Sacramento – River City Quilters Guild
- Sacramento – Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild
Resources to Help You Sew Sweet Quilts
Of course, not all quilters belong to guilds. But probably most, if not all, quilters enjoy fabric and supply shops, and there are quite a few quilt resources available in this area. In addition to Meissner’s Sewing Center in Roseville CA, The Roseville Quilter’s Guild has several others listed, along with other great resources – just click here to see that page. River City Quilter’s Guild also has an excellent resource list, (just click here), as do several other of these sites. And, of course, Amazon has quite a few options as well, including these lovely quilt patterns for placemats and tabletoppers.
Quilt Show Delights
For upcoming Quilt Show details, keep an eye on my Roseville California Joys blog, right here :), as well as my community neighborhood Facebook page, Roseville California Joys, and my Pinterest board – Quilting Passion in Sacramento Area. Also, you can check out each of the above site links for full information, as it changes from year to year.
Free Quilting Patterns
Not sure what to make first? Why not start with one of the many free quilt patterns available online? Here are some cute resources:
- Free kids quilt patterns
- Holiday quilt patterns including Christmas and Autumn
- Free Scottie Dog quilt pattern
- Free Holiday Quilt Patterns – Christmas Trees
- Talk about pet-friendly-free placemat quilting patterns all about dogs
As a grandmother, I’m a big believer in busy hands are happy hands (not to mention – happy grandmothers 🙂 ). I lean towards arts and crafts, crocheting, knitting, and lately we expanded into needlepoint. Fortunately for some of my children and grandchildren, they have had quilting grandmas too, with a lovely quilting passion, and I’m sure they’ll get to “test-drive” that skill as well. It’s definitely a lovely and creative needle art and I’m very happy to see it’s alive and well across the country as well as in and around Roseville and Sacramento California.
P.S. Happy Pink Saturday & Grand Social.
P.P.S. If you have more quilting resources in and around Roseville CA to share with us, we’d love to hear about them in the comments. 🙂
P.P.P.S. As with any great passion, quilting can take up a lot of space. If you are starting to run out of room for all your quilting arts resources and supplies and are thinking of buying a bigger home, I’d love to help you. Just give us a buzz at 916-768-0127 or email us at [email protected] 🙂