Amador Rose Back Issues:
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Past Speakers:


2018 Speakers
January Jenifer Dick – Stories in Stitches
2017 Speakers
December Holiday Tea featuring Community Quilts Recipients
November Alexandra Vonburg – “Telling Stories”
October In House – Friendship Groups
September Meri Vahl – “An Art Quilter’s Journey”
August Ashley Nickels – “From Traditional to Modern”
July  Mel Beach – ” Challenge Yourself”
June Linda Wagner -“Make Mine Scrappy”
May In House – Members sharing techniques
April Sonya Lee Barrington
March Sharon Malachowski – “A brief 3,000 year history of quilting”
February Rob Appell
January Sherri Lynn Wood – “Improvise! Creating, Quilting, & Living Courageously “
2016 Speakers
November Kathryn Allison Pellman – “A Fashionista’s Journey – Art Quilts Traditional to Whimsical”
October Pati Fried – “Modern Traditionalist”
September Christy Fincher – “10 things a Quilter Should Know”
August Patricia Pepe
July Kevin Kosbab – “Mid Century Modern Quilts”
June Lisa Norton and Lora Zmak – “Discovering your Quilting Personality”
April Jean Impey – “Finding Your Passion and Running With It”
March Nancy Rink – “Quilts Inspired by History”
February Velda Newman – “A Painterly Approach to Quilting”
January Karla Alexander – “Lift the Quilts from Your Stash”
2015 Speakers
November Cindy Needham
October Annie Smith – “Help, My Stash is Growing and I Can’t Make it Stop!”
September Nancy Ota – Trunk Show Quilt Journey
August Denise Oyama Miller – Painting with my Scissors
July Marion Coleman – What a Story
June Vicki Johnson
April Jan Soules – Spectacular Borders
March Jennifer Sampou – Design and Inspiration
February Karen Boutte – So You Want To Be A Quilt Diva
January Merrilyn Scott – Essential Embellishments
2014 Speakers
November Lynn Wilder
October Julie Silber – “America’s Funniest Quilts”
September Lindy Munday – “True Stories of the Underground Railroad”
August Merrill-Lee West – The KISS Method of Quilting – Keep It Super Simple
June Alex Anderson
April Thom Atkins – “Quilts – Start to Finish”
March Liz Berg – Learning to Change the Rules
February Ann Turley
January Rami Kim – Asian Designs in the Modern World
2013 Speakers
November Marcia Stein
October Cathy Hoover
September Laura Wasilowski
August Laurel Anderson – Search for the Perfect Applique
July Sue Rassmussen – A Desperate Housewife’s Quilt Journey
June Debbie Maddy – Calico Carriage Quilt Designs
May Alex Anderson
April Nancy Bavor – Demystifying the Quilt Appraisal Process.
March Jenny Lyon – Quilting is a Contact Sport
February Colleen Granger
January Joanna Figueroa – Fig Tree Quilts
2012 Speakers
December Holiday Brunch – no speaker
November Alethea Ballard – Maverick Quilts: Strap on your Spurs
October Judy Mullen – Wearable Art for Everyday Life
September Carrie Fondi – Hawaiian Quilt Trunk Show
August Edyta Sitar – Reasons for Quilting
July Cyndy Rymer – Landscape Quilting
June Pat Speth – Trunk Show: “Five Inch is a Cinch“. /td>
April Scarlett Rose – Celtic Style Applique
March Judy Sisneros – Trunk Show and Cambodia trip
February Joe Wood – “The Art of Quilting”
January Mary Mashuta – “Cotton Candy Quilts”
2011 Speakers
December Holiday Brunch – no speaker
November Cathy Miller – “The Singing Quilter”
October Marjan Klupefel – “Evolution of an Art Quilter and Fabric Dyer”
September Jody Ohrt – “Judges Eye View”
August Bobbi Finley – “Tile Quilts Then and Now”
July Linda Ballard – “Collections”
June Jennifer Rounds
May No Speaker – Silent Auction
April Terri Thayer – From First Quilt to First Novel
March Sandy Klop
February Debbie Caffrey – “Finding and Unleashing the Creativity in You”
January Kathy McNeil– “Landscapes to Love”
2010 Speakers
December Holiday Brunch – No Speaker
November Janet Taillon – “Woven Backgrounds”
October Bobbie Y. Jarrett
September Sally Collins
August Diane Steele – “Group Quilts: Round Robins, Challenges and Block Exchanges”
July Sherry Werum
June Bobby Bullard – “Innovations and Inspirations”
May No Speaker – Silent Auction
April Anelie Belden— “Dresden Dance”
March Judi Dains
February Nancy Brown
January Lyn Mann – Head for the Border
2009 Speakers
December No Speaker – Holiday Brunch
November Therese May “Painted and Embellished Quilts:  1990 to the Present”
October Marie Strait “Can you ever have too much fabric?”
September The Pixeladies “Tempting Technology, Digital Delight & Creative Collaboration”
August Jill Shumaker “Quiltmaker to the Queen”
July Christine Barnes
June Dierdra McElroy
May No Speaker – Silent Auction
April Ellen Edith, “Funny Story Quilts”
March Cindy Needham, “Thread Facts & Fiction”
February Karen Flamme, “Cultivating Creativity; Don’t Hem Me In!”
January Linda Cumming
2008 Speakers
December No Speaker – Holiday Brunch
November Ellen Ann Eddy – “Thread Magic I – Using Every Kind of Thread”
October Mike McNamara – “Quilts with a Message”
September Presentations by four AVQ Members
August The Friendship Group Festival / NCQC / Mike McNamara
July Marion Coleman
June Joe Cunningham – “Joe the Quilter: A Musical Quilt Show”
May No Speaker – Silent Auction
April Brenda Henning – “How did I get Here?”
March Rose Hughes – “Raven Wisdom”
February Linda Schmidt
January Leora Raiken – “African Folklore Embroidery”
2007 Speakers
December No Speaker – Holiday Brunch
November Linda Wagner – “Games This Quilter Plays”
October Peggy Martin – “Quick-strip Piecing”
September Cara Gulati – “So, You Want To Make An Art Quilt”
August Sandra Mollon, – “Quilting on Two Coasts – One Quilter’s Journey”
July Norah McMeeking – “Bella Bella Quilts”
June Diana McClun and Laura Nownes – “Shared Stitches & Stories”
May No Speaker – Silent Auction
April Becky Goldsmith
March Jo Morton
February Melody Crust – A Fine Line: Creating the Quilting Design
January Cathie Hoover
2006 Speakers
December No Speaker – Christmas Brunch
November Sandy Turner – Birds in the Air
October Don Linn, a.k.a. “Mr. Quilt” – Circles and Curves
September Melinda Bula – Fusible Flowers
August Tammie Bowser – Photo Quilts
July Annie Smith
June Demo Day
May No Speaker – Silent Auction
April Rosemary Eichorn – Renewing the Creative Fires
March Tracey Brookshier – eBay Quilts, A Trunk Show
February Gwen Marston – Gwen’s Folk Art Quilts
January Nadine Thompson – The Crazy Quilt
2005 Speakers
December No Speaker – Christmas Brunch
November Linda Ballard – Discover the Possibilities
October Charlotte Warr Anderson – If I Were a Carpenter
September Lura Schwarz Smith – Traditionals Transformed
August Judy Sisneros– Imagination and Inspiration
July Jane Sassaman – Quilting Against the Odds
June Melissa Emery (In Between Stitches in Livermore), Colette Lenoir (Sew Many Quilts in Tracy), Tammy MacLean (The Village Quilt Shop in Pleasanton)
May Velda Newman – Texture and Form 1
April Karen Eckmeier – A slide and trunk show of Karen’s fantastic landscapes
March Marcia Stein – Destinations: Travel-Inspired Quilts
February No Speaker – Silent Auction
January Judy Mathieson – Contemporary Variations on Traditional Designs