About the Antelope Valley Quilt Association

The Antelope Valley Quilt Association is a group of 100 quilters and people who love quilts.  Anyone who quilts, wants to learn how to quilt, or is interested in quilting is welcome to join.

Purpose: To contribute to the knowledge of, and to promote the appreciation of fine quilts; to sponsor and support quilting activities; to encourage quilt making and collecting; to contribute to the growth of knowledge of quilting techniques, textiles, patterns, history and quiltmakers through educational meetings, philanthropic projects, travel and fellowship.

The Antelope Valley Quilt Association, also known as AVQA, was officially founded in 1979, although we count the first two quilt shows organized by Dixie Haywood and her friends in May of 1978 and 1979 as our first two shows. Those shows were held at Antelope Valley Community College, and they were sponsored by the Desert Alphas in conjunction with their annual boutique.

Arlene Lane, Linda Kerston, Gloria Thomas, Linda Baker, and Ann Finch were in the original group of quilters.  After their second show in May of 1979, the quilters decided to make their group official.  Eight women gathered at Linda Baker's home and decided on Antelope Valley Quilt Association for the group's name. Their purpose was to earn money for programs and education and to be an organization for people who love and appreciate quilts.  In 1980, they held the Antelope Valley Quilt Show at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds because the college didn't allow vendors.  

In addition to the annual quilt show, the guild supports activities such as friendship circles (also known as quilting bees or small groups), philanthropic projects, and workshops. Our meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month at Lancaster United Methodist Church, 918 W. Avenue J in Lancaster, California.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Programs may feature nationally or locally-known guest speakers, in-house demonstrations, or philanthropic projects.

The monthly newsletter, AVQA News, is free with membership. The newsletter includes articles on upcoming speakers and workshops, in-house programs, philanthropic projects, travel and retreats, quilting events in Southern California, and budget and business matters. 

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Holiday Party
Hospitality
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Newsletter
Opp Quilt 2021
Opp Quilt 2022
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SCCQG Rep
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​Nette Louton & Pat Crook
Kathy Greene
Nani Johnson
Carla Wolf
Diane Grooms
VACANT
Jan Hall
Corinne Cudney
Peggy Campbell
Peggy Vachon
Peggy Vachon
Corine Gurney
Jim & Donna Roberts
Kathy Judkins/AVQA Members
VACANT
Betty Putzka
Evelyn Tiede/Jamie Harrington
Vicki Brown
Kathy Greene
Peggy Campbell & AVQA Members
VACANT
Kathy Greene
Donna Roberts
Pat Crook
Jamie Harrington
Stephanie Shuping
Carolyn Lundie
Nette Louton
President 
1st VP 
2nd VP
Treasurer
Secretary
Parliamentarian 
Mailing Address:

AVQA
PO Box 4107
Lancaster, CA 93539
Contact Us:

info@avqa.org