I would like to welcome you to the Apple Valley Quilters. We meet September thru June on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 7pm at The Summit, 261 Summit St. Plantsville, CT 06479. We offer programs so there’s always something going on and something new to share & learn. Friends and guests are always welcome, so if you know anyone who might be interested in joining us, bring them along with you to our next meeting.
If you have any questions about anything our group does, just ask. We are a very active group of quilters of all different skill levels. Our members are always ready to answer a question. No matter how silly you may think it might be, we all have those questions. We are also willing to help you whenever we can, just ask.
We also do charitable work in our community such as making lap size quilts for the Southington Police Department, Hospice at the Southington Care Center and the residents of The Summit. We also make pillow cases for Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and mastectomy pillows for Hartford Hospital.
We have lots of fun too! We get together in December for our Annual Holiday Pot Luck. We also have a Picnic every June where we vote on the winner of our annual Challenge Quilts. And we try to complete UFO New Year's Resolutions with prizes awarded in February.
We try to use the ideas you’ve shared with us to plan our programs for the upcoming year, so please be sure to share any ideas or thoughts you have with our Program Committee members. We count on your input to have something for everyone in the group and every skill level. Many of our members share their ideas, talents and knowledge with us for most of our programs.
As a member of the AVQ you are also a member of The Greater Hartford Quilt Guild, Inc. GHQG has a total of 13 chapters. Included in your membership to GHQG you will receive their newsletter Basting Lines 4 times a year. They also hold a lecture & workshop in the spring. Sharing Day is a chance for all the chapters to get together and share with each other what the group has been doing. It is usually held in March or April and all the chapters take turns hosting it! Members always get advanced notice and sign ups!
GHQG also has an Annual Gathering every year in the fall, hosted by a different chapter each year. Classes & lectures with nationally know teachers are offered in conjunction with Annual Gathering. And we have vendors come in so we can shop for all the latest stuff! They also have a Quilt Show every odd year, and a Retreat every even year.
We hope you enjoy being a member of AVQ as much as we enjoy having you as a member of our group!! If you have any questions at any time, please don’t hesitate to ask any of our officers or members, we’re always ready to help you!