She’s such a busy little bee it’s hard to keep up with our little Waldolethea, but you can bust out and join her soon!
Where, you ask?
Wednesdays from 5:30 to 9:00 Alethea hosts a drop-in quilting “class” called Thoroughly Modern Mavis.
We thought we would be super modern and cool, but we are just fun, fun, and fun instead. Anyone is welcome to stop by and sew, chat, get Panda Express, share your quilts, and get out of the house for a few hours with some great quilters. It’s a puny $15.00 and we meet in Danville, California, at Wooden Gate Quilts!
This Saturday, January 26, 2013, our little Alethea will be speaking at the African American Quilt Guild in Oakland, California. Rumor has it she will talk about using large-scale prints, sewing fun things, and quilt hoarding.
AND she will be showing off her new derivative work!
Click here to see the details for getting to the meeting. Guests are welcome – come – its going to be fun!!! Here’s the blurb (which I just might have written myself!).
Alethea Ballard is a quilter who is in love with bright, clear colors and large-scale prints. She is impatient with the fussy aspects of quilting and likes to work improvisationally and let the fabric “tell” her what to make with it. She has stopped making quilts for other people and is happily hoarding all the quilts she makes. Author of Maverick Quilts, using large-scale fabrics, novelty prints & panels with panache and Dream Chair Quilts, 7 patterns for whimsical wallhangings, Alethea lives and teaches in the Bay Area. Join Alethea to view her work, hear the story of her journey to the life of a “maverick” quilter, and share in her quirky vision of yummy fabrics. Learn More about Alethea on her website and blog – http://maverickquilts.com and http://maverickquilts.wordpress.com Tell your quilter friends… AAQGO guests are welcome. A $3.00 donation is requested for guests when wehave a speaker presentation.