Upcoming Speaker

President’s Welcome

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

June – Patricia Pepepatricia_pepe_headshot


Patricia Pepe: “Buried Treasures”

Find those hidden gems that are buried somewhere in your stash! This lecture provides a reason and an excuse for that huge “fabric collection”. Patricia offers ideas on how to incorporate many different fabrics into your quilts, including those “ugly old things” at the bottom of the heap…and at the bottom of your closet. Expect to be astonished.
Patricia Pepe is an award winning quilt and fabric artist and the creator of the X-Blocks rotary cutting tool. This exciting technique creates many different designs from simple blocks or strips and makes spectacular quilts that look complex but are amazingly quick and easy! Patricia also designed a line of X-Blocks patterns to be used with the tool, and thus her business, Quilt Queen Designs was born.
Award-Winning Designer: Before X-Blocks, Patricia Pepe designed award-winning, intricately pieced and appliqued quilts, using traditional blocks and techniques in non-traditional ways. Her quilts have received awards at many local, national and international quilting events and have appeared in many quilt publications. Stop by the Gallery for a peek at her work. Patricia is passionate about fabric, color and design, and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.



President’s Welcome:

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
President, 2016-2017

Amador Valley Quilters, Inc. is a charitable organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.