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President’s Welcome

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

August: Ashley Nickels

Ashley Nickels is a quilter, crafter, and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. She grew up surrounded by quilters—making her first nine-patch at age eight—and was designing handbags by high school. Ashley spent the first ten years of her career as a classroom teacher in Spain and San Francisco, perfecting the art of designing captivating learning experiences for both teachers and students. Ashley now works full time in the creative community, teaching in-person and online sewing and quilting classes, running her small handmade business, and constantly looking to connect with other creatives. You can learn more about Ashley and her work at www.alphabetsummer.com.

From Traditional to Modern, it’s All in the Family (of Quilting!)
Ashley will talk about the changing trends in quilting beginning with her mother’s first quilts in the late 1970’s to current projects that are influenced by the traditions of the past and the current climate of modernism.

 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.