Tree of Paradise Opportunity Quilt

2014 Opportunity Quilt "Tree of Paradise"

Congratulations to Melanie Van Erden, winner of the 2014 Opportunity Quilt


The Gold Bug Quilters Guild of El Dorado County represents quilters of all ages and interests in the art of quilting and fabric art.  We believe that the best way to contribute to the growth and knowledge of quilting is through education and fellowship.  We hold meetings each month at which time we share techniques, designs, and projects (complete or not). The Gold Bug Quilters also use their talents for community service projects such as creating comfort quilts that are donated to such organizations as the Senior Center, Child Protective Services and Family Connections, Foster Families Service and Foster Families and Infant Development Center.

Gold Bug Quilters was started in July of 1987 with 12 members.  The name was chosen to represent our Gold Rush heritage.

We encourage visitors to join us at one of our meetings for an experience in the world of Quilting Arts. 

In Case You Missed It: The 2014 Guild Quilt Show was held at the Cameron Park Community Center this year.  The dates were Sept 5-7, 2014 See the award winning quilts in our photo gallery.

Guild Programs:

Check out the Monthly Program Page for the exciting special speakers we have scheduled for the next few months. 


Snuggle Quilt Workshops are 10 am to 3 pm at the Foothills United Methodist Church at 3301 Green Valley Road, Rescue, CA. Contact the guild at for the date of the next workshop.

Information about Comfort Quilt sizes


Special Events



To benefit the
Foster Children of El Dorado County Christmas shopping trip, Breakfast with Santa and Scholarship fund

• Holiday gift items
• Great selection of raffle baskets
• Lots of homemade Craft items
• Food and beverages will be available
• Lots of free parking

Friday November 7th from 10:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday November 8th from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Placerville Elks Lodge
3821 Quest Court (off Durock Rd)
Shingle Springs


July 26 - November 9, 2014
Vel Garick: Conversational Watercolor Quilts
International Techstyle Art Biennial
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
520 S First St., San Jose, CA 5113

Nov 1, 2, 2014
Pioneer Quilters' Guild Quilt Show
Roseville Sports Center
Mahaney Park, Roseville, CA

Nov 14-16, 2014
River City Quilters’ Guild
6151 H St, Sacramento, CA
Featured Quilter: Phyllis McCalla

Nov15-March 1, 2014
Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin Bearley Collection
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
520 S First St, San Jose, CA 5113

January 17, 18, 2015
Heart of the Valley Quilt and Textile Arts Show
Country Crossroads Quilters
Modesto Centre Plaza
Modesto, Ca

January 22-25, 2015
Road to California
Ontario Convention Center
2000 E. Convention Center Way
Ontario, Ca 91764

March 7, 2015
Button Bazaar
The Sacramento Button Club
La Sierra Community Center
5325 Engle Rd
Carmichael, Ca 95608

April 17-19, 2015
Happy and Inventive Quilt Retreat
Harmony Ridge Lodge
Nevada City, CA
Happy Stash Quilts 775-229-2669

Photo Gallery

Visit our Photo Gallery for a snapshot of Gold Bug Quilt Guild Events, including the 2014 Quilt Show highlights and the Quilter's Retreat.