Completed Veterans Quilts Sent to Germany for Our Wounded Veterans
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.
NEXT BOARD MEETING:
Tuesday, February 13
6:30 p.m. at Bolts in the Bathtub
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...
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!