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December 2014 – Holiday Member Brunch

 

Every December our Brunch collagegeneral meeting is transformed into a day of giving. In place of a speaker we hold a festive brunch, invite special guests and have a parade of quilts.

We get started early to accommodate all of the fun. The tables are set to impress with festive decorations and special treats. Many of our members bring homemade food including delectable desserts to share for the brunch. There’s plenty of time to socialize, eat and enjoy meeting our special guests.

After our meal it is time for the beneficiaries to receive their Community quilts. Throughout the year our members make and donate over 400 quilts to be given to various local organizations that help underprivileged children, teens and women. Representatives from these organizations come to share our brunch and receive the quilts.

President’s Welcome:

Welcome to the Amador Valley Quilters’ website where we can introduce you to the many activities and opportunities offered for you. Hopefully it will entice you to visit us personally.  We meet at Pleasanton Middle School, on the second Saturday of each month, at 1:30 P.M. We would love to have you join us for our fun and informational meeting. We enjoy the best speakers telling their quilting stories and enjoy sharing the many quilts our members have made.

Our guild has a lot to offer.  We are a large group (more than 350 members). Thus we are able to bring in many top name teachers/speakers to share their talents with us through classes, trunk shows and talks. Our members share their varied interests in quilting through many friendship groups. Our outreach programs include activities like, rookie quilts, Quilts of Valor, as well as “Quilting Then and Now” quilting days at the Alviso Adobe Museum. Community quilts, made by our members, are distributed to many different organizations throughout the year. We also help with events which introduce people to quilting such as Alden Lane’s Quilting in the Garden “Budding Beginners” program.  We have a lot of fun going on mystery shopping trips, hold retreats, quilt shows, social events, and silent auctions. We have a wonderful lending library full of quilting resources for our members.  These are some of the activities to encourage our members to get involved. But, most important, Have Fun!  I invite you to visit one of our meetings, hear a
speaker and see what we have to offer.  See you there.

 

Sincerely,
Karen Parker
President, 2014-2015    

Amador Valley Quilt Guild is a charitable organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code; tax ID# 68-0218621.