African American Quilt Guild of Oakland



"Summertime and the living is easy" or busy, or traveling, and retreating time. Our members are doing all these summertime things plus shopping in new places for fabric for their stash.

At our July Guild meeting we elected the 2014-2016 officers and affirmed the standing committee chairs. Our new officers are as follows: President - Marie dePorres Taylor, Vice President - Ann Seals, Secretary - Rosita Thomas, Treasurer - Dolores Vitero Presley, Parliamentarian - Marilyn Handis, Historian - Donald Foreman. Our 2014-2016 Standing Committee Chairs are: Education - Deborah Salmon, Exhibits - Julia Vitero, Library - Shyrrl Hancock, Membership - Nickcolyer Hills, Newsletter - Dolores Vitero Presley, NCQC Liaison - Katie Wishom, Opportunity Quilt - Teri Green, Publicity - vacant, Quilt Show - Marion Coleman, Retreat - Ann Seals, Sunshine - Nell Mays, Website - Ann Seals, Worthy Causes - Jackie Clemons-Dorsey.

Thank you to the former members of the Board for their years of service to the Guild. A special thanks goes out to Katie Wishom and the nomination committee for all their hard work and conducting a successful election. I am grateful to our new Board for saying yes to serving in a leadership position in the Guild. I know that your lives are very busy and I am appreciative to your yes to the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland. Thank you to all for allowing me to serve you for the next two years. With your support, we will do marvelous things to advance the Guild projects.

This summer the Guild members quilts have been displayed throughout the Bay Area at Laney College Library, Oakland Public Library and the Joyce Gordon Gallery. The Sew n Sews exhibit, sponsored by the Hayward Arts Council, was displayed at the Foothill Gallery in Hayward.

How are you doing on your quilts for our 2016 quilt show/exhibits, Bringing Neighborhoods Together:Quilts Around Oakland. Our last three meetings have enhanced our skills, gave us more information on quilt styles and challenged us to broaden our creative thoughts and skills.

As we begin our new year at the September meeting, I look forward to greeting each of you. We have lots planned for this year. Come and find out what we have in store for you!






September 27th

Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon with Sisters Quilting Collective of Sacramento


October 25th

Quilt Show Workshop 4

with Marion Coleman


November 22nd

Holiday Gift Making Workshop


West Oakland Public Library

1801 Adeline Street

Oakland, CA  94607

Guild Meetings are the 4th Saturday of each month.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Sankofa is an Asante Adinkra symbol. It symbolizes one taking from the past what is good and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress.

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Membership shall be open to anyone interested in the purpose and objective of this Guild, and payment of annual dues.  No discrimination shall be made with regard to race, color, creed or national origin.


For the months of APRIL, JULY and OCTOBER 2014, our meeting will be held at St. Benedict's Church, 2245 - 82nd Avenue at Bancroft Avenue, Oakland, CA.  The time and date, 1:00PM and the fourth Saturday of the month, remain the same.  Free parking is available in the school yard.