Antelope Valley
Quilt Association
About Us
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This page was last updated on: February 3, 2018
Photo by Rita Steffenson
Summary of Our Web Pages

About Us:  Our history, purpose, and officers

Calendar:  Scheduled guild meetings, California quilt shows

Contact Us:  Map to meeting location, feedback form

Activities:  Information and photos from meetings, retreats,  shows, etc.

Quilt Show:  Current quilt show information and photos of quilts from past quilt shows

News:  Newsletter and items of interest to members and others

Forms & Links:  Guild related forms & patterns, links to local teachers, quilt shops, other guilds and quilting sites
2nd Thursday each month
6:30 p.m. - Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Lancaster United Methodist Church
918 W. Avenue J
Lancaster, California

AVQA Guild Meetings
1st Tuesday following guild meeting
6:30 p.m.
Bolts in the Bathtub
723 West Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, California
Visitors Welcome!
FREE!!  AVQA Name Tag Patterns
Appliqued Poppy
Paper Pieced Poppy

About Us
Contact Us
Quilt Show
Forms & Links

Completed Veterans Quilts Sent to Germany for Our Wounded Veterans
Upcoming Programs

AVQA meets at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 West Ave J, Lancaster, on the 2nd Thursday of each month, starting at 6:30 p.m. Please come join us.
Please remember to wear your name badge and AVQA pins.  Any borrowed books should be returned to the librarian.
Tuesday, February 13
6:30 p.m. at Bolts in the Bathtub
Visitors Welcome!
Feb 11     Erica Plank - Show and Tell 
Feb 13     Workshop - Cathedral Window Block
Mar 8       Linda Rassmussen
Mar 10    Workshop - Quilt Show Quality Binding
Apr 12    Tiffany Hayes - My Life in Quilts / A Variety Show
Apr 28    Tiffany Hayes - Calliope
May 10    Katsy Chappel - My Life with Pieces
May 19 & 20
                Quilt Show & Auction

February Program - Erica Plank
I was born and raised in Pittsburg, Kansas, where my great-grandma Belle taught me how to crochet at the age of six. Since then I have loved to learn everything about arts and crafts, although nothing compares to the passion I have when it comes to quilting. In 2005, I was asked to make a "picture quilt" for a Mother's Day gift. After that one was complete, another request came for a Memorial quilt.... and this is when my love for design took over. For years my friends and family suggested that I start designing my own patterns. At the time, I felt they were telling me to do this because they love me and were biased. It took me a couple of years to figure out they were serious, so I became serious myself. I will never forget how nervous I was when I was driving my first pattern to a quilt shop, in fear they would reject the quilt. Although I have been in sales for many years now, if they did not like my quilt, this would become very personal. But the fact is, they loved it and immediately put the patterns in their shop. I cannot even begin to explain to you the emotions that overwhelmed me and the feeling of knowing this is what I wanted to do. I can tell you with certainty, there is no other feeling in the world when you are watching someone else’s expressions when they are viewing your work for the first time. I could not get home fast enough to start my next design. "Unseen Hands" is a name I chose a long time ago for the name of my business. Ironically, the name truly fits this adventure I am taking. It feels like I am being guided by Unseen Hands every day that I move closer to my goals. How blessed am I...

Next Meeting:  February 8
2017-2018 Membership Application

Parliamentarian – By-Law Changes
The proposed by-law changes will be included with the December and January newsletters. Voting on the proposed changes will occur at the February meeting.
Read the proposed changes here. 
Erica Plank’s workshop will be on CATHEDRAL WINDOW.

Please assure your place in the class by contacting Carolyn Lundie or Kathy Greene early. The workshop will be held at Trinity Community Church, 45361 N. Trevor, Lancaster, from 9:00 am to about 3:00 pm on February 10th.
Meet the Teacher with Erica Plank will be at Cali Café (formerly Camille’s) at 44140 20th St. West, Lancaster, at 5:00 pm prior to the general meeting on Feb. 8th. We hope to see you there!
Programs Co-Chairs Carolyn Lundie/Kathy Greene