I drove up to Antelope Valley, nearly two hours away from my home, and joined the ladies at a local church for their monthly meeting (shown here during their break).
It is in capable hands under their president Kathy (shown on the left), along with their two Program Chairs, Pat and Nette, as they showed off the results of their last workshop: Mondo Bags.
They had many Show and Share quilts, but I only show a couple. One exciting thing for their Guild is that a local art gallery will be hosing a show of their work, called 3 Layers.
This a great opportunity for them to have a challenge and then a place to display those challenges.
The program chairs and guild departments were busy before the meeting and then during the break: the snacks line had both goodies and healthy treats for their members.
Because the Guild is so far away, they allowed me to stay over a night, so I visited their local quilt shop: Bolts in the Bathtub, picking up a few treasures and chatting with the woman who helped me, allowing me to get a sense of what challenges their community of quilters face.
Saturday, we all started early with the all-day Free Motion Quilting Workshop. I didn’t grab everyone’s photo, but the missing ones are in the group photo in the lower right. They were an enthusiastic group, ready to tackle their quilting sandwiches with stitches. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the quilters of the Antelope Valley!