Completed Veterans Quilts Sent to Germany for Our Wounded Veterans
AVQA meets at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Ave. J, 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.
NEXT BOARD MEETING:
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
November 10, 2016 Strip Poker / Fabric Sale
December 10, 2016 Christmas Party
Linda Kerston Trunk Show
(AVQA Charter Member)
October 13, 2016 Meeting:
Linda Kerston, a founding member of AVQA, will present a trunk show for the October program. An experienced quilter of over 40 years, she makes all her quilts by hand. She does not even own a sewing machine! Linda and her husband, Richard, moved to the AV in 1978 as empty nesters. Six days after arriving, she joined a small group of
Block of the Quarter: Kimono Block
(click on Block for instructions)
Due at October 2016 AVQA Meeting
quilters who had put together a quilt show at AV College (quilts only). This group started talking about creating a guild in 1979. Everyone had two or three jobs. Linda was the Quilt Show Chairman and Treasurer. Her daughter, Suzan Kerston designed the logo. The first quilt show was at the old fairgrounds in June, 1980. The total bill to the fairgrounds had to be paid the night before the show. After paying the bill, there was $5.00 left in the checkbook. It was one of the first “Big Shows” in Southern California. Three buses came from Orange County alone. The quilt show did very well, and all the money made at the quilt show was free and clear. The Antelope Valley Quilt Association was off and running. Linda will be bringing 40 to 50 appliqued and pieced quilts to show us at the October meeting.