The Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild’s 37th annual Folsom Quilt Show filled the community center last weekend with 160 exhibits, 14 vendors, food from Karen’s Bakery and bustling attendance. 

Pam Conrad of the Folsom History Museum reported record sales of thousands of pieces of prized fabric that had been donated to the museum. For decades, historic quilts have been included in many of the museum’s exhibits and fundraising efforts.


In her welcome message, Eileen Crawford, president of the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild, praised the Cuddle Quilts and Quilts of Honor assembled by guild members.

Eileen Crawford, president of the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild, with her Quilting Bee entry, “Jacob’s Bee Ladder.” Photo: Ian Cornell

“The Cuddle Quilts are donated to local organizations and causes,” she said. “The Quilts of Honor are patriotic quilts given to veterans to honor their service.”


Crawford and Debra Russell, treasurer of the guild, led teams of “Quilting Bees,” groups of 11 artists who shared the work of creating blocks that are assembled into finished quilts for display at the show. The group effort allows members to test new skills and work with a variety of colors without committing to creating an entire quilt.


“We in the guild have worked hard to make sure the moments you spend with us are an enjoyable adventure,” said Peggy Harris, chair of the show who oversaw dozens of volunteers in the production of the event. “We are proud of the work we do and love to share our adventure in quilting with you.”

The show featured a raffle for an Opportunity Quilt created by eight members of the guild. At 99 inches by 99 inches, the quilt features a pattern called “Swordfish” and is large enough for a king size bed. The show, which ran Friday through Sunday, featured dozens of door prizes and multiple chances for attendees to win gift baskets filled with quilting supplies. 


The Folsom Quilt & Fiber Guild was formed 38 years ago and holds meetings at the Folsom Community Center on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, visit

Debra Russell, treasurer of the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild, displays the Quilting Bee entry she created with 10 other guild members, a card-themed “Don’t Take My Trick.” Photo: Ian Cornell
A Spin on Baskets” is a small pieced quilt created by Derald Langwell who said he “had a lot of small print fabric I needed to use.”
Photo: Ian Cornell
Pat Samuelson (left) and Circe Curley (right) get a close look at the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild’s Best of Show winner, “Baskets in Black and White” by Konnie Danley. Photo: Ian Cornell

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