Manteca Quilters

Lisa Van Groningen Bio

Annual Quilt and Cloth Doll Show

Click on the orange button to download entry form. 

Entries with an attached photo are due by Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

My name is Lisa Van Groningen.  I am a wife, and a mom of 2 teenage kids.  From the time I was very young, my mom saw my love for creating things and encouraged it.  I can’t remember a time in my 42 years, I haven’t been creating something!  My mom taught me needlework, knitting, crochet and machine sewing all before age 12.  In 1995, she asked if I wanted to try quilting and take a class with her.   I said yes!  I didn’t love quilting right away.  Mixing colors and prints in a way that was pleasing to the eye was a challenge I wasn’t successful at right away.  Plus getting that ¼” seam straight and accurate takes practice!  I continued to take a few classes over the next few years.  That’s when I stumbled upon hand applique, and fell in love.  I love the feel of fabric and a needle and thread in my hands.  The blocks are transportable, so I can stitch at the doctor’s office or in the car which fits my busy mom life so well right now.  I believe God, the Creator, created us in His image to be creative.  We just need to find what we love create and set aside time to create.


San Joaquin Co. Office of Education - Wentworth Center

2707 Transworld Drive

Stockton, CA 95206

2017 Opportunity Quilt

Quilt Designed by: Lisa Van Groningen 

Piecing and Applique by: Lisa Van Groningen 

Quilting by: Lora Zmak 

March 4th and 5th 2017

Our Quilt show is held on the first full weekend in March.

Saturday 9am to 4pm

Sunday 9am to 3pm

Cost:  $7.00 (Children 12 and under free)