Upcoming Speaker
President’s Welcome

Note: For all AVQ events, please see our event calendar.

JulyMel Beach

Circle of Life
20″ x 20″
Made for the 2016 Cherrywood
Lion King Challenge

Discover the world of Quilt Challenges and the many opportunities awaiting you (and your quilts!)  Join me as I recount my adventures (including a few misadventures) while participating in Quilt Challenges at both the local and national/international level.  I hope to inspire you by sharing my own quilts and their stories, along with tips/tricks that I hope will inspire and encourage you to enter your own quilts, regardless of style or level of experience/skill!

*  Presentation includes a slide show followed by trunk show including 25+ of my challenge quilts.

 Starting in July 2017, our workshops will be held at the
      Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore. Map.



President’s Welcome:

Amador Valley Quilters (AVQ) is a creative group of people who like to explore all aspects of the quilting world. There’s something for everyone in this guild, from traditional to art quilting, handwork or machine, and every combination you can imagine.

The Gallery will give you a taste of the quilts and garments we make. The Events calendar lists what’s happening when. Enjoy one of our Second Saturday General Meetings at the Pleasanton Middle School on Case Avenue. Our meetings start at 1:30 p.m., but come early so you can check out the tables where members can take some books out of the Library, sign up for a workshop, and maybe pick up a community quilt or a Block of the Month to work on.

Some of the Outreach Programs AVQ sponsors are:

  • Budding Beginners at the annual Alden Lane “Quilting in the Garden” quilt show
  • “Quilting Then and Now” events at the Alviso Adobe Museum
  • Quilts of Valor donations to area veterans
  • Donations of quilts to local non-profits serving children and families

We welcome quilters of all skill levels, from barely beginning to professional, and of course we love to have those who just like to admire the beauty of fabric and thread. Hope to see you soon!

Lani Longshore
President, 2017-2018

Amador Valley Quilters, Inc. is a charitable organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.