Antelope Valley
Quilt Association
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This page was last updated on: January 7, 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, October 17 
6:30 p.m. at Bolts in the Bathtub
Visitors Welcome!
Jan 11     Mary Tabor - Working Quilts and Art
Jan 13     Workshop - Snip and Clip Holiday Designs
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
May 10    Quilt Show Prep

January Program - Mary Tabar "Working Quilts and Art"
Mary Wood Tabar was born in Hannibal, Missouri where her mother was employed and trained by Singer Sewing Machine Company. Since the age of four she has been working with sewing machines. By six years of age she was doing crewel embroidery and other hand sewing projects. Raised with Midwest working ethics and family values, these qualities helped to foster appreciation, patience and a simple approach to life.​

She graduated from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology and a minor in Graphic Arts, and later received her Teaching Credential from California State University at San Marcos. She has had a variety of sewing experiences from making Madame Alexander antique doll clothes in New York City to making Renaissance costumes in San Diego for people such as Mick Fleetwood. She lives in San Diego with her husband and two daughters.

Next Meeting:  January 11
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. 
Workshop - Snip and Flip Holiday Designs

In this workshop students will learn the design of Notan. They will cut, flip and fuse appliqué squares for machine appliqué. After learning this new technique, students will want to make several of these fast and fun quilts. Students will have the option to make one of Hearts, Stars or Bells and Trees. Freeform border curves are taught in class. Contact Carolyn Lundie for the supply list. This class is nearly full. 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 January 13.
Meet the Teacher with Mary Tabar will be at Cali Café (formerly Camille’s) at 44140 20th St. West, Lancaster, at 5:00 pm prior to the general meeting on Jan. 11th. We hope to see you there!