We meet on the third Wednesday of each month. The meetings begin at 7:30 pm, with social time at 7:00 pm. Our meetings are held at the Danville Congregational Church, 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville, CA. We invite speakers for each meeting.
January 17, 2018 – Jean Impey – “Finding your Passion”
February 21, 2018 – April Sproule – “Transformation from Technician to Artist”
March 21, 2018 – Anelie Belden – “Dresden Dance”
April 18, 2018 – Outreach – “Pillowcase Workshop”
May 16, 2018 – Lynn Koolish – “All about Fabric Dyeing”
June 20, 2018 – Shannon Gillman Orr – “Color Love”
July 18, 2018 – Kathy Doughty – “Accidental Designer”
August 15, 2018 – Jane Haworth – “Living a Creative Life”
September 2018 – Fabric Follies
October 17, 2018 – TBA
November 14, 2018 – TBA
December 5, 2018 – Holiday Party
Workshops are an addition to our programming put on by the speakers we bring into town for our monthly meetings. Extend your knowledge and take full advantage of your membership by participating in as many workshops as you can!
Workshops are listed in the calendar and Upcoming Events listings. Members can sign up for a workshop at the monthly meeting or by mail as soon as the workshop has been posted. Non-members can take workshops when space is available.
Workshop fees are indicated in the workshop description. The individual workshop fees are determined by the cost of the instructor, cost of having them here, any special equipment requirements, and how many students are necessary to make the workshop happen. We want to be able to bring in the best instructors at the lowest cost possible for our members.
January 18, 2018 – Jean Impey – “Spider Webs”
February 22, 2018 – April Sproule – “Stenciling on Fabric”
March 22, 2018 – Anelie Belden – “Jelly Roll Split Blade Dresden”
May 19, 2018 – SATURDAY Workshop – Lynn Koolish – “Fabric Dyeing Shibori”
June 21, 2018 – Shannon Gillman Orr – “Color Love + Matters of Scale”
July 19, 2018 – Kathy Doughty – “Chain Link Horizons”
August 16, 2018 – Jane Haworth – “Fabric Collage – Love of Pets“
To sign up by mail:
Send checks made out to “DVQ” to Joey Connolly, 25205 Palomares Road, Castro Valley, CA 94552. Please include the workshop title, your name, phone number and email address along with your check. A separate check for each workshop is appreciated. Your payment will hold your place in the workshop and is due when you sign up.
A full refund will be given for cancellations 30 days prior to the workshop, or if your place can be filled from the waiting
list. If it is less than 30 days before the workshop and your place cannot be filled, you must find your own replacement or forfeit the registration fee.
Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are held at The Outreach Studio:
12919 Alcosta Blvd. #1, San Ramon, CA.
Arriving early to set up your work space prior to start time is appreciated by all.
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 email@example.com
The Diablo Valley Quilters Community Outreach Program provides quilts and pillowcases to many area organizations, with our focus on children.
In 2015, we made and donated the following:
700 Pillowcases to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital – Oakland Campus
855 Pillowcases to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital – Walnut Creek Campus
815 Pillowcases John Muir Hospital – Walnut Creek Campus
920 Pillowcases to Kaiser Permanente – Santa Clara Campus
50 Pillowcases Kaiser Permanente – Oakland Campus
182 Quilts to Healthy Start
135 Quilts to Esther Gutierez from Contra Costa Prenatal Care Guidance program
25 Quilts to the Down Syndrome Connection
20 Quilts to WIC (Women’s and Infant Children) for their Annual Contra Costa Baby Shower
10 Quilts to the Mauzy School
16 Quilts to Lucille Packard Hospital (NICU)
14 Quilts to Misc.
5 Quilts to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Quilt and pillowcase kits are distributed to members at the monthly DVQ general meetings. Members also gather at 12919 Alcosta Blvd., #1, San Ramon on the last Friday of the month to pin baste quilt tops, iron and package pillowcases, and construct more quilt tops. The workshop is open to everyone, so come join us and enjoy a fun day while giving back to the community:
Please contact Linda (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Maryann (email@example.com) for any additional information or if you would like to make a donation to our Outreach program or if you know of a child in need of a juvenile quilt or pillowcase
Outreach Open Sewing Days are the last Friday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
We will be pin basting quilts and ironing lots of pillowcases! Please bring your machine and basic sewing supplies. Quilt and pillowcase kits will be provided.
Quilts of Valor, is a grass roots volunteer organization that began in 2003 when Catherine Roberts’ son was deployed to Iraq for a year tour. At that time she envisioned that all returning warriors should receive a quilt made with love and prayers. As of the mid of 2017, over 165,000 quilts have been awarded to those touched by war through the Quilts of Valor Foundation www.qovf.org.
A small group of members of Diablo Valley Quilters decided making patriotic quilts to be distributed to returning US veterans from war could augment the existing Outreach Programs already established. This group of women, who call themselves the “Valor Ladies” meet on the first Saturday of each month. Their goal is to sew quilt tops at each meeting and then quilt and bind them, individually throughout the month. Since their inception, they have sent quilts to many hospitals including Walter Reed Hospital, Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA., a field hospital in Afghanistan, and have made personal presentations.
For information contact Janice Spahn