Ways To Donate To IHQ


We are thrilled to accept donations of cotton fabrics, thread, yarn, patterns, notions, and things sewing related. It is because of generous donations, that help us to keep our Comfort Quilt & Pillowcase projects serving the growing community.

Have you found a closet in your grandma’s house you are trying to clean out, that is crammed full of her sewing stash??  We can help you with that!

Send us an email at Guild@ihquilters.com, and someone will contact you.

Our very thankful 2019 Board of Directors


Another way to support our mission…

We recently set up an account with Giving Assistant as one of their non-profit organizations. Online shoppers now can select IHQ for receiving a percentage of a stores cash back awards. A free account with them, and their web browser “Button”, allows your cashback rewards, over 3,000 major retail stores to shop online at, and coupons, deals & more!

Click on the green square to find out more information and set up your free account.

Independence Hall Quilters

Great deals. Good deeds.

Use Giving Assistant to save money and support Independence Hall Quilters


Giving Assistant is a certified non-profit shopping rewards platform that makes it easy for online shoppers to save money and give to their favorite charities for free.

Over 3,000 major retailers (Macy’s, Target, and Best Buy, to name three…) are partnered with Giving Assistant (GA), and shoppers with [free!] GA accounts, can choose to donate any earned cashback rewards to their favorite charities.

Know of a non-profit organization you want to donate to?  You can find out how it all works By clicking this link

Pay No Attention to the Woman Behind the Boxes…

It is just me, the IHQ Guild Webmistress & Photographer.

Only a couple of weeks remain before August 5th & 6th, and the Flea Market is open for business. We dare you to stop by and not fall in love with something! Many more items aside from clothing and linens. Like Kitchenware, Toys, Art, Books, Books, Books & towers of Puzzles…

Barbara Prices Fabric Bundles
Who Needs Bedding?
Linda’s Still Smiling!


Kid’s Corridor


Women’s Clothing
Jocelyn Having Fun
Margie in Ladies Clothes
Joan Works Hard
Many Hours of Fun

Summertime, and the Living is Easy?

Do you remember that song?

Maybe the living is easy in summer – someplace, that isn’t Arnold. Our focus is different as our weekly Guild meetings stop (until Sept. 4th), and the Flea Market readiness work begins at Independence Hall.

The Annual Flea Market at Ebbetts Pass Community Center, a.k.a. “The Hall”, is held the first full weekend in August. The fact that getting ready for the event takes half of June and all of July, speaks volumes. The local communities bring donations to the Hall throughout the year.

Volunteers needed!!
Only the Beginning

It’s a challenge to work in the Textiles room. Tons of fabrics, bedding, towels, and sewing notions. You just can’t beat $1.00 per yard…

Bags of yarn and moving boxes full of fabric!  And it’s only June…

Manic Monday

Monday was the Beginning Log Cabin, Part I class, and those who were signed up arrived by 9:00am. The drive through town was wet, dreary and foggy. In other words, a great day to spend sewing!

A lot of exciting things happened that Monday.

The biggest news – our grant proposal to fund a “mobile” sewing class that provides local Middle and High school students the opportunity to learn to sew/quilt, was awarded the full amount we requested!  The money will go toward the purchase of machines and tools for the students to use in a hands-on environment, at their own school. This was made possible by Candy Gutierrez’s enthusiasm and dedication to getting young people interested in the art of quilting.

Oh, and it snowed that afternoon. I did not make the progress I should have with my log cabin block because I was watching the fat snow flakes blowing around – most of us were. Enough about the weather…

Teaching the class, were Joanne Padelford and Judy Allhizer. Some random photos were taken during class.

Focused Piecing
Decisions, decisions!
Ren gets tips from instructor Judy
Jackie sewing blocks of a different kind
Swapping ideas and tips
Joyce ready to begin












































*Beginning Log Cabin Part II is scheduled for the end of May.

To add to Monday’s excitement – we had two wonderful gentlemen donate supplies to the guild.

Mr. Chris Walton: 2 large trunk’s full of thread and notions his mom-in-law, who was a professional seamstress, had.

Mr. Ken Archibald: 1 ft x ft swatches of fabric designs he used in his factory to make aprons. We were thrilled to take 50+ pounds of them off his hands!

Thank You for thinking of us  🙂


















Soup and Salad and Cake – Oh My!

Add special guests and an insider rummage sale, and you describe our latest meeting of the Independence Hall Quilter’s (a.k.a., IHQ).

Our VIP’s were visiting from Sutter Creek’s own Mother Lode Quilters’ Guild.

Rita Maddox and Bunny Smith brought their Opportunity Quilt to share and sell some tickets.  Many women worked very hard to accomplish this beautiful and complex work of art.


The Pattern, created by Sarah Vedeler, is called “Sedona Star”.  The Mother Lode Quilters’ titled it “Stars of the Mother Lode“. It took first place in the Amador County Fair. It will be raffled off at their 2016 quilt show, the first weekend in October.  For more information, contact Rita Maddock at (209) 295-5476.

While the Stone Soup bubbled and simmered, members could wander up and down the “vendor” tables. An insider rummage sale is when members get rid of sewing & craft supplies they don’t need, but another member may love to have – especially at a bargain price! Gorgeous fabrics, sewing patterns, embroidery hoops of all sizes, rulers, pins, needles, scissors,  & template making materials were just some of the items the gals had on display.

Thank you ladies for cleaning your closets and offering your ‘rejects’ for just pennies!  It was (almost) more fun than the free table  🙂

A dozen comfort quilts were turned in and happily decorating the walls in the hall. Photos of them were added to our little slideshow in the sidebar (on each page to the right).

A special nod to our “soup kitchen” crew, who always keep us fed and properly caffeinated! The soup and accouterments were wonderful, as was the cake to celebrate January and February birthdays.


♥ Until The Next Time  ♥
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