Many places to quilt in Auburn

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Quilting clubs in Auburn and Loomis have announced upcoming workshops and classes.

Quilting Arts Club 

Joining the established calendar of classes and events at Howell’s Sew and Vac in Auburn is quilt artist and teacher Jane Haworth.

The Quilting Arts Club meets the first Thursday of every month. Some of the quilting activities will include printing photos on fabric, making a pet portrait and painting a landscape quilt. 

Instructor Jane Ha-worth’s next class is set for March 1, when the club works on raw edge appliqué reptile quilts. 

“I really hope people are willing to try something new,” Haworth said. “The Quilting Arts Club is about breaking the quilting rules and just having fun.”

Originally from England, Auburn resident Haworth brings with her years of sewing experience, from working for the Laura Ashley Co. to interior design work and soft furnishings manufacture. Her quilts have been selected for juried quilt shows throughout the U.S. and have been featured in national magazines Quilters Newsletter and  Quilting Arts.

MaryLynn Matthews, owner of Howell’s, also shares her more than 30 years of quilting experience with more classes. 

Quilted Blessings

Quilted Blessings, a quilting outreach ministry of the Loomis Basin Congregational United Church of Christ, has scheduled several quilting workshops for 2012.

People wishing to make simple quilts for those less fortunate are invited to attend. All skill levels are welcome. Fabric is provided. Bring your sewing machine, notions and lunch snack to share. If you don’t have a machine you can bring, call ahead and one will be provided.

In addition to local agencies, Quilted Blessings’ quilts have gone to two orphanages in Kenya, to Uganda, Afghanistan and Japan. Last Christmas, the group gave 17 colorful quilts to children and families in need in the Placer/Sacramento area.



Quilt clubs

Quilting Arts Club

Meets: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every first Thursday

Where: Howell’s Sew and Vac, 13555 Bowman Road, Auburn

Info:, (530) 885-9624.

Quilted Blessings

Meets: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, and March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, Aug. 5, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4

Where: Loomis Basin Congregational Church, 6440 King Road, Loomis

Info: or contact Sharon Havranek at (916) 967-6241 or