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08/22/2014 10:10 AM
Golden Threads spotlights the quality and rich tradition of quilting.

The sixth biannual quilt show, sponsored by the Mother Lode Quilter’s Guild, will take place in Sutter Creek on Oct. 4 and 5. Quilts will be displayed in the Sutter Creek Main Street Auditorium, Church Street Community Center and throughout shops located on Sutter Creek’s historic Main Street. Show hours are Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This year’s “Opportunity Quilt” is an original design by Ruth Meyer, created in 1984. The design is titled, “Log Cabin Home Sampler.” The pattern was updated, with permission, by Lindy Miller, of Timeless Calico Designs, in 2010, and additional original blocks were created by Anelie Belden, in 2013. The resulting quilt, entitled “Fall in the Foothills,” was pieced by MLQG members using paper piecing techniques, and quilted using a long-arm, by Shannon Freeman. This stunning sampler-style quilt has 12 traditional blocks, such as Dresden, Spools and Bear Paws, connected with modified Log Cabin blocks, and is made from batik fabrics. Tickets can be purchased at The Sewing Cottage in Martell, or at the quilt show at the entrance. Admission is $6.

MLQG members will be displaying approximately 200 quilts throughout Sutter Creek. These quilts are created by MLQG members and quilters in Amador County. A display of vintage quilts is also planned.

In addition to quilts on display, the Golden Threads Quilt Show will also have vendors, a country store, raffles, an appraiser, wearable art and a silent auction.

The featured quilter this year is Marsha Harmening, of Happy Stash Quilts. Originally from Alaska, Harmening uses bright and colorful fabrics to brighten the snowy and monochromatic days of the long Alaskan winters. Her original designs are modern and take full advantage of the bright colors she uses. Harmening has devised a new quilting technique called “Flip and Fuse,” which makes possible the intricate designs in her patterns so easy to do. In addition to a book entitled “Flip and Fuse, the Tahoe Collection,” Harmening has also written, “I Love Color and Sew Red.”

Harmening travels throughout the United States, teaching her techniques and showing her beautiful quilts. She now lives in Reno, Nevada, enjoying the abundance of sunshine.

The Mother Lode Quilt Guild was formed in 2003 to preserve the traditions, history and culture of quilting. The funds raised by the MLQG are used to support local charities, such as the Interfaith Food Bank, Sutter Amador Hospital and Operation Care. Quilts made by MLQG members are donated locally to seniors, newborns, and foster children.

For more information about the Golden Threads Quilt Show, contact Anelie Belden, at 296-7059. For more information about the Mother Lode Quilter’s Guild, visit

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