Welcome to the Pleasanton Art League!
PAL & LAA General Meeting
Monday, November 13, 2017, 7:30 pm
Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore
Guest: Alex Anderson: Quilting
Alex Anderson’s love of quilting all began in 1978 when she completed her Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt as a part of her work towards her degree in art from San Francisco State University. Over the years her central focus has been to understand fabric relationships and an intense appreciation of traditional quilts and beautiful quilting surface design. Alex is a product of local schools.
Alex is the author of 30 books in four languages selling over one million copies worldwide. She is a designer of fabrics with RJR Fabrics, and Co-Creater with RNK Distributing (Floriani) of the Quilters Select brand.
Alex is a founding partner of The Quilt Show.com and The Quilt Life magazine (publisher AQS) with Ricky Tims. The Quilt Show is the world’s first full-service interactive online video/web TV created just for quilters worldwide. With over 140,000+ registered members in over 100 countries, The Quilt Show.com’s mission is to educate, inspire, entertain, connect and grow the world quilting community in a fun, positive and interactive environment. The Quilt Life Magazine (2009 – 2014) celebrated the lifestyle of today’s quiltmaker in a fresh and beautiful format. In 2010 it was awarded one of the The Library Journal’s top ten new magazines.
Alex was chosen as the 2008 Silver Star Award winner given annually by the International Quilt Festival to a quilter “whose work and influence has made — and continues to make — a sizable and positive impact on the quilting industry and community.” She was also chosen by the readers of Quilter’s Newsletter magazine (Feb 2009) as “The Most Influential Person in The Quilting Industry” (in a three-way tie with Ricky Tims and Karey Bresenhan of Quilts, Inc). Alex’s personal mission is not only to share her love of quilting with anyone who will listen, but to educate and encourage those interested in quilting as clearly and simply as possible, so quilting can continue to be handed down from generation to generation.
Regardless of location, all General Meetings of PAL & LAA are intended for members of both groups! Please take the short drive between Livermore and Pleasanton. The more the merrier!
Bothwell Arts Center
2466 8th Street
Cultural Arts Building
4455 Black Avenue, Pleasanton
PAL President’s Message from George Barbarino:
“Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life” —Oscar Wilde
We were able to reach our goal for 2017 thanks to the PAL Executive Board. Under the leadership of Diana Hostetter, PAL’s Vice President, and Linda Garbarino, Committee Member, we have updated our bylaws, completed additions to our insurance package and will complete our application soon to make PAL a non-profit, 501(c)3. When PAL is an of official 501(c)3, our membership may make tax-deductible donations, claim mileage to meetings, and deduct in-kind donations to PAL. These options were not available with our status as a 501(c)4.
Thank you also, to our PAL Art Show chairs; Carole Hilton, Museum on Main Show; Pat Smith, Alviso Adobe Art (Open) Show and The PAL Members Show at the Firehouse Art Center’s Harrington Gallery; and Marion Huff, Robert Livermore Community Center Art Show. Welcome Linda Hopwood, who will be the new chairperson of the Alviso Adobe Art Show for 2018.
A special thank you to Nancy Meyer, PAL’s Secretary and to Rahul Prasad, PAL’s Treasurer, both of who will be retiring as PAL Executive Board members at the end of this year.
Thank you to our Constant Contact editor, Gene Gracy and to Melinda Lentz our PAL Webmaster.
A Very Special thank you to our PAL/LAA Portfolio Editor, Norma Webb, without her our associations’ important information would not reach all of us.
Thank you to Diane Rodriguez for her hardworking efforts as our membership chairperson for both of our associations.
Finally, thank you to all of PAL’s members for your participation in our wonderful art shows in 2017.