Linda Schmidt, internationally known quilt artist and member of the Amador Valley Quilters, will be the feature speaker at the group’s regular meeting on Saturday, Jan. 11. Schmidt is known for her portrait and landscape quilts embellished with paint, sheer fabrics, Angelina fiber, Tinzl, beads, and found objects. The Amador Valley Quilters meet from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Avenue, Pleasanton.