Note: For all AVQ events, please see our event calendar.
April: Sonya Lee Barrington
Sonya Lee Barrington began using the medium of quilts as her means of expression in 1968. She has been included in many solo and group exhibits, both juried and invitational. A sought after teacher and lecturer on her subject, her teaching has brought her to Australia and New Zealand as well as all parts of the United States.
She was juried in as a Master Member of Baulines Craft Guild in 1985. It is a California based non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of fine craft through education and the preservation of the craft legacy within contemporary culture.
A woman of many interests, Sonya Lee Barrington produced a line of hand-dyed and textured fabrics which she used in her work and now concentrates on very graphic bold patchwork using Silk Dupioni and a large body of both functional and decorative work which uses Repurposed/Recycled Wool.
Welcome to the Amador Valley Quilters website. If you are interested in joining a group of dedicated quilters, then you have found the right group to join. We are a very active group of over 400 members who appreciate, create, exhibit, and give away a wide variety of quilts. There’s something for everyone in this guild, whether you want to piece, embroider, applique, create wearable art, do stitchery or threadplay, knitting or any other kind of needlework, or just want to be a Professional Appreciator.
So, take a few minutes and check out the website. Look in the Gallery to see some of the variety of quilts and garments we make; check out the Events calendar, our Outreach programs, our Programs and Workshops, then drop into 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. At 1:30 there is a short business meeting, followed by a program from a local or national speaker, followed by a time for sharing the new works of our members, unless it’s time for the silent auction or the Holiday Gathering.
We sponsor Budding Beginners at the yearly Alden Lane “Quilting in the Garden” quilt show, offer “Quilting Then and Now” events at the Alviso Adobe Museum, and offer travel opportunities to various quilt shows and shops in the area. We also give away 900+ quilts each year to a multitude of needy organizations, have a lemonade social in the summer, a silent auction in the spring, hold our own quilt show in odd-numbered years and a Guild Retreat in even-numbered years.
We welcome participation in our Guild from all of our members, long-time or brand-new, and hope you will come for a visit and stay to become an active member of our Guild!
Linda S. Schmidt
Amador Valley Quilters, Inc. is a charitable organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.