The Jester's Mask - Veronica JonesThe AAQLA started in 1986 with a hand full of black women and an exhibition at the California Afro-American Museum located at Exposition Park.
Easy Peasy - Yvonne M. WilliamsToday, their Guild boasts of a multi-ethnic membership of over 160 men and women of all ages.
African Queens - Sylvia AdamsThis group really knows how to put on a good show, with (not one but) two party favors when you walk in the door, live jazz music, seven categories for audience judging, quilting demonstrations, vendors, ticket drawings for gift baskets and quilts...it was over-whelming!
Fleur De Lis - Gloria SandersThe seven categories were: General
Hula Guilt 2015 - Elaine Whiting Geanakopoulos
Labyrinth Walk-A Two Block Quilt - Gloria Jones
Spring Quilt Block - Gloria Sanders
Flower Garden - Rosalee WatsonMardi Gras Quilts
Mardi Gras Queens - Rudy EwellRound Robin
Round Robin-African Prints - Gwendolyn SpauldingWearable Art
Quilted Jacket - Vicki L. StuckeyArt Quilts
Rain Forest Flower Garden - Estelle HamiltonMask Wall
and Block of the Month. Many of the quilts I found lacking in originality as they let the printed pattern in the material rule the design by just sewing around an image. But several (as I've shown in this posting) created the pattern by combining materials to create the design.
Modern Jacobean Applique "Exotica" - Gwendolyn Jones
YoYo Quilt - Gwendolyn Jones
This vendor, Kisasi Ramsess, (also an AAQLA member and exhibitor) truly paints with material.
Plus, he turns his quilts into several other medias for purchase: cards,
and coloring books.Someone told me he started in mosaic and stain glass. His website says he is a self taught artist. I asked him if he also did all of his own sewing and he said he does. Here's a link to check out his wonderful art: Ramsess Art Online
The AAQLA meets monthly at the Department of Water and Power in Downtown Los Angeles. There is a monthly dues and each member is expected to make a quilt during their birthday month that is then donated to a non-profit. There are several quilt circles within the organization that meet in other areas around LA. Their quilt show is a bi-annual event. Here a like to their website: AAQLA