Danville, CA Third Wednesday of Every Month 7 p.m. PO Box 1884, Danville, CA 94526

About Us

Get to know Diablo Valley Quilters

Diablo Valley Quilters...

(DVQ) was founded in 1983 to preserve the traditions and history of quilting. Our goal is to promote friendship among those interested in quilting and to contribute to the knowledge and appreciation of quilts. We sponsor quilting activities and contribute to the growth of our members through educational meetings. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

To the right is our 2018 Opportunity Quilt, Folk Flowers, based on Anna Marie Horner’s pattern. It was machine quilted by Genese Hoskin.

2018 Contacts

Presidents: Linda Bandrowski and Patty Flynn
Membership: Laura Pangrazio
Website: Reba Siero
Vice Presidents/Programs & Speakers: Judy Lauper and Jean Stringfellow

Our Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1884, Danville, CA 94526

Our Meeting Place: 989 San Ramon Valley Boulevard, Danville, CA
(Danville Congregational Church)


The membership year is from January 1 to December 31.
Dues are $35 per year
Charter members and seniors 80 and older enjoy complimentary membership.

Board Meetings

Board Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at The Studio, 12919 Alcosta Blvd., Suite 1, San Ramon, CA. All guild members are welcome to attend Board Meetings.


The Quilters Quill, DVQ’s monthly newsletter, is sent by email to all dues-paying members. It contains valuable and timely information about Guild activities, membership and other quilt-related topics.


DVQ maintains an extensive library. Members may borrow books, DVD’s and stencils for one month at no charge.

See our Library


We serve our community and our world by making quilts for others.

Learn more

Quilt Show

DVQ holds a Quilt Show in odd numbered years and attracts an average of 1,500 visitors. We exhibit more than 175 of our member’s quilts, and have an opportunity quilt, which is pieced by our members. See our Quilt Show page for details about the next show.

Quilt Show page

Special Memberships

Junior Members
Charter Members
Affliliate Members

Diablo Valley Quilters offers a Junior Membership to students from 8 to 18 years of age. Junior members must be sponsored by a current DVQ member. Junior members do not pay annual dues; the sponsor maintains the junior’s eligibility by paying their own annual dues. Membership is renewed annually.

The Junior program fosters interest and appreciation of the art of quilting in young people. Juniors are taught age and skill appropriate projects, with an emphasis on the safe use of the necessary tools. Junior members are encouraged to show their work at DVQ’s biennial Quilt Show.

Meetings are held on the first Sunday of the month at the home of Maryann Maiorana, chair. Sponsors must be in attendance. For further information please contact Maryann at 925-803-0876 or mmaiorana@sbcglobal.net

We deeply appreciate our charter members for their desire to meet with and learn from fellow quilters enough to form our quilt guild.

It is their foundation on which we currently stand, deeply involved in the art of quilting and enjoying the friendships and education we receive from one another.

Our many thanks to these women with this foresight; our Charter Members.

Patricia Armfield
Kathy Arroyo
Carol Ashford
Denise Beggs
Margaret Bender
Barbara Brown
Clair Brugger
Ann Burch
Rosemary Adams Cooper
Suzanne Cox
Marilyn Critch
Mildred Day
Heide Dressler
Lois Esser
Elaine Fazio
Ruth Fogata
Pat Gianotti
Doris Gohl
Debby Horton
Penny Huang
Alice Johns
Virginia Jouris
Annie King
Mary Jane Lagao
Pat Langner
Loralie Lyons
Barbara Matheney
Diana McClun
Charlotte McConkie
Wendy McGrath
Tabitha Richardson
Frances Schweitzer
Mary Helen Schwyn
Margaret Scott
Ethel Selberg
Sue Smart
Sue Smith
Ardith Steger
Caroline Steinmetz
Elizabeth Tobler
Judy Tucker
Georgia Varozza
Kim Vergis
Joan Volberg

We have an Affiliate Membership available to businesses and to professional services related to quilting.

As an Affiliate Member, your business name, address, phone number, and web address will be posted in our monthly newsletter and our printed membership directory. Your business will also be listed on this website with a link to your website.

You and/or your designated representative are invited to attend monthly guild meetings.

Your membership also shows guild members of your strong support to the guild and its activities.

Click to Download the Affiliate Membership Application

Click to View our Affiliate Members List
Members who shop these member businesses support the Diablo Valley Quilters with their purchases.

Open Sewing

Studio Use for All Members

The Alcosta Studio at 12919 Alcosta Blvd., Ste. 1, San Ramon is open to DVQ members for sewing every Friday from 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM.

The Studio is equipped with 12 – 6′ tables, 24 adjustable chairs, a raised cutting table, two ironing boards and irons and a small kitchen, with microwave, sink and coffee pot. There are additional risers available for more cutting space or to pin quilts.

All DVQ members are welcome to come and sew. Every Friday, with the exception of the last Friday of the month, you are free to bring any project you wish to work on. Fridays are reserved for our Outreach program and charity projects will be available.

Please remember to bring all of the supplies you need to work on your project. Outreach Fridays you need only bring your machine and basic sewing supplies. The closest quilt shop is Wooden Gate Quilts in Danville, which is about a 15 minute drive away. There are many food options about a five minute drive from the Studio: Crow Canyon Commons on Crow Canyon Road or San Ramon Marketplace on Alcosta and Bollinger.

Questions? Please contact Linda Patridge at 925-648-7517 or lindapret2@aol.com