LYNNE PILLUS, SPEAKER, JANUARY 2018

And then Lynne – who lives in the farm community of Oroville – went on a Farm City Tour at CSU Chico.  She took a photo of a piece of farm equipment, printed it out, and wondered if it was possible to reproduce that feeling of depth and motion in fabric and into a quilt.  It was, and she became known as the “mechanical quilter.”  

Her success will be our pleasure. We will hear her story, see her quilts, and share her “Journey to the Mechanical Quilt.”

Here are some of her quilts:


Lynn has been a quilter for 30 years.  


She started, as many of us have, the old fashioned way – with templates and a needle and thread, hand piecing her first quilt.  When the quilt shop opened nearby, and classes offered in rotary cutting and strip piecing, she was there.  


Lynne has taken many classes since then, and enjoyed many retreats, and had been making traditional quilts for about 25 years.  During this time she tried many new techniques, unusual fabrics and interesting combinations, all in a search to find her own voice.