African American Quilt Guild of Oakland



As days grow shorter and nights grow longer, it is quilting time!  It is time to search your stash and find a new pattern to work on.  It is time for you to focus on your quilts for our 2016 Quilt Show - Bringing Neighbors Together, Quilts Around Oakland.  We need every member to participate in our show!

On September 27th, we celebrated our Guild's new year with style and welcoming.  The members of the Sisters Quilting Collective of Sacramento were our guests.  We had a catered lunch by our vice president, Ann Seals, where Guild members competed for prizes for the best decorated table.  Guild officers and board members shared their dreams for their office this year.  We had presentations from the Sisters Quilting Collective, who were excited to celebrate with us at our first meeting.  The excitement and enthusiasm in the room was overflowing with high energy.  It was a great day of sharing and conversing on the one topic we all had in common - quilting.

My wish for this new year is that the high energy and enthusiasm we experience during our September meeting carry throughout the year.  Each meeting will be exciting.  We are in the middle of creating and making our quilts(s) for our quilt show.  As you know, they are to be ready b December 31st.  Each meeting is planned to teach a new skill, listen to a guest speaker, show new quilting projects, and learn new project for holiday gifts.

One of the highlights of our first meeting was the bestowing of Honorary Membership to Joy E. Johnson, who is the second member to receive this honor.  The first was our Guild founder, Esther Poncho.  Joy was the second president of the Guild.  Through the years, Joy has held various positions within the Guild and actively participated in helping to achieve our goal of sharing quilting activities in the community .  The membership is very honored to bestow Joy E. Johnson with the title of Honorary Member.

I hope to see you at our next meeting.




January 24, 2015


Quilt Show Prep

February 28, 2015


Black History Month Event

March 28, 2015


Guest Speaker

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.

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  age, race, color, creed or national origin.