AVQ is a great place to make new friends and learn new skills and improve our techniques. Friendship groups are an excellent way to connect with other guild members. Friendship groups are formed by members of the guild and each group has their own meeting schedule and focus.
For more information about joining a friendship group, please contact the Welcoming Committee. If a contact name is listed for the friendship group you are interested in joining, please contact that person via the information in your Member Directory. If a friendship group is shown as At Capacity, please feel free to get in touch with the contact person for up to date information.
New friendship groups are always welcome!
Friendship Groups Schedule
For a meeting schedule for the various friendship groups, please see our Event Calendar page.
Friendship Group Descriptions
** indicates At Capacity
Bag Ladies –
Meets 4th Thursday of the month in Fremont at 6:30
Friendship, sharing and the occasional challenge
Contact: Judy Singleton
BYOC** (Bring your own chair) –
Meets monthly the 3rd Tuesday 10-12
A friendly group for sharing, visiting & lunch out.
Contact: Mary Ann Jones
Alternate months on Tuesday before Guild meetings
August, October, December, February, April, June at 10:00
Hostess gives a challenge and members have 2 months to complete it.
All skills welcome – bravery required
Contact: Lani Longshore
Group has met for over 20 years!
First Thursday at 10:00
A friendship group that works on community quilts
Contact: Kathy Levesque, 925-455-9329, email@example.com
Last Wednesday of the month 10-2 @ Wooden Gate, $5.00
Group does handwork together while socializing and sharing
Contact: Vicky Roush
Please call to confirm openings
Livermore’s Flying Geese
Meets the last Thursday of the month, 10-12:00
Lunch out and visits to local quilt shops
Contact: Melanie Kent
Modern Quilt Group
Meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Members homes.
A fun group interested in exploring modern and contemporary quilt styles and techniques. Challenge projects issued bi-monthly for those who are brave.
Contact: Inta Faulk
“Out of the Box”-ers**
Emphasis on Art Quilting, Meets monthly 3rd. Thurs. at 10am
Contact: Virginia Standley
Over the Hill Gang**
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month 10-2
This long-time group meets to share and the hostess serves lunch.
It also makes Community Quilts”
Contact: Laurie May
Meets the 1st Thursday of the month 7:30pm
Member starts a quilt that is then worked on by other members
in a loosely fashioned round-robin. All levels are welcome
Contact: Lani Longshore
Held in members’ homes. Check on when new round begins to join
First, Third and Fifth Monday of the Month, 10:15-3:45
Check Website Calendar here
Location: VFW Hall 522 So. L St. Livermore (entrance on 5th St)
This is a drop-in and sew/quilt group whose purpose is to complete Community Quilts, offer help clinics, and help beginning machine quilters. Don’t have a project? We have a few small quilts ready to be quilted so you can give it a try. Contact Jeanne Brophy
Bring: sewing machine, tools and lunch
Contact: Jeanne Brophy
Quilts of Valor
Second and Fourth Mondays of the Month, 10:30-4:00
Location: VFW Hall 522 So. L St. Livermore
Learn to quilt while making a Quilt of Valor.
Drop-in group. RSVP if you need a kit. The group coordinators will be open to both QOV and Quiltinators activities all Mondays.
Bring: Sewing machine, tools
Contact: Audrey Hutchinson
or Bonnie Schwegerl
Days vary – Full day
Travel Bay Area destinations to see art, history, quilts and have lunch
Contact: Pat Kriletich
Scrap Happy Day Traders
Meets 3rd Thursday of the month, 10-12:00 in Dublin
Share and trade our scraps – which will be designated for each cycle.
Open to new members, drop in group
Contact: Audrey Hutchison
Sew ‘N Sews**
Meets 3rd Friday of the month 10-12
Each member makes a block for the hostess and she makes
a quilt for Community Quilts
Contact: Sally Twisselmann
Meets the 4th Wednesday of the month 1:30pm – 3:30pm
A group that explores and learns various quilting techniques.
Contact: Anita Massey for location.
Every other month the 2nd Wed. 10-12 with lunch out
(Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov,)
A progressive group focusing on creativity and experimentation.
All levels but requires sense of adventure
Contact: Dorothy Maddox
Meets the 2nd Wednesday 6:30 – 8:30 in Castro Valley
Work on handwork of your choice
Contact: Jan Steinhoff