Upcoming Speaker: President’s Welcome
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September 2015 – Nancy Ota
Our September speaker is Nancy Ota, a wonderful quilter and designer from Southern California. She will take us on a “Trunk Show Quilt Journey” at our meeting. She will share over 30 quilts, including wall hangings, garments and bags that she has made since becoming a quilter in 1988. Many have been published in books and magazines and have been finalists and won ribbons in major shows in Paducah, Houston, Santa Clara, Ontario and Japan.
In April, 2006 her wall hanging “Infinity” won Best Wall Hanging from the American Quilters Society and is now owned by the Museum of American Quilters Society in Paducah, Kentucky. She will bring with her a near duplicate of that quilt. She enjoys sewing commercial cottons, hand dyed cottons, and silks from neckties and kimono.
Welcome to the Amador Valley Quilters website. We invite you to browse the site to read about all the wonderful activities we offer and hope that you will come join us. We are a thriving guild that will celebrate 35 years of continuous membership. We have 400+ members with a wide variety of skills and talent. The goals of our guild are to enhance the art of quilting, bring new members into the guild, contribute to our communities by multiple outreach activities, and enjoy friendships.
We meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 1:30 in the Pleasanton Middle School, Case Avenue. We have tables for a variety of activities. You may purchase a Block of the Month, with the opportunity to win all blocks to make a quilt. Display blocks showcase a variety of quilting techniques in 16” blocks. Enjoy our thoroughly stocked very low cost magazine table. Pick up a quilt kit to complete for community quilts. We donate approximately 900 quilts a year to a multitude of needy organizations. There are opportunities to sign up for monthly workshops – come learn a new technique! We sponsor Quilts of Valor. Teach Rookie and Budding Beginner’s quilting at the yearly Alden Lane Quilting in the Garden. For history buffs we offer “Quilting Then and Now” events at the Alviso Adobe Museum. Many ‘friendship’ groups focus on particular styles of quilting…something for everyone. Some of the fun activities include a new member lunch, lemonade social, silent auction, and a bi-yearly quilt show.
Highlights of our meetings include a speaker’s program and sharing of our members quilts, all following a short business meeting. There is so much more that we offer – look around our website, then come meet us!
Mary Ann Soby
Amador Valley Quilters, Inc. is a charitable organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code; tax ID# 68-0218621.