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March – Peggy Martin

Her lecture – “Beyond Tradition” Expand your creativity by using traditional quilts as a springboard for design inspiration. See how one idea leads to another, making one small change at a time to come up with totally new ideas and looks.

Peggy Martin began quilting in 1981, piecing and quilting everything by hand. A few years later, when quicker methods were being discovered, she became hooked on finding faster, easier ways to make quilts. When she began teaching in 1985, she continued to develop more streamlined, fast, fun methods of working. She enjoys expanding on traditional quilts with new variations and color-play. Her favorite quilts are those which are fast, easy to piece, and offer many design possibilities.

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.