Creating quilts that give back

Conejo Valley Quilters is a nonprofit group of creative people that promotes the art and craft of quilt making while giving back to the community.

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Members, we hope you are planning on joining us at our annual June Sewing Retreat. This year it will be held at The Cameron Center in Thousand Oaks. It is a beautiful site right next to the Los Robles Golf Course. There is plenty of parking and easy access to the building, and there is plenty of room for everyone who wants to attend. If you are new to the Guild, this is a great chance to get to know other members and do what we all like to do, quilt! Bring those UFOs or start a new project or work on a Philanthropy project. It is your choice. For more information, click here.

Opportunities:

The California State Fair competition and exhibit for California artists and artisans in handcrafts, fiber arts, needlework and quilts is soliciting entries. For more information, click here. For up-to-the-minute information, go to the State Fair Facebook page here. ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, April 25, 2014

Marcy Brown, Anniversary Quilt Coordinating Volunteer, sent the Guild a message inviting members to participate in the 150th anniversary of California parks online quilt display. For more information and to read Marcy's original message, click here. DEADLINE: September 28, 2014.

Workshop availability: The workshops that CVQ presents each month provide a chance to learn from teachers from all over the USA. The cost of the workshops through the Guild is much less than if you were to take a class at Road 2 CA, Houston, or Empty Spools. Please support your Guild!

The April workshop is with Allison Aller from Washougal, WA. This is a Monday workshop on April 21. You will sew a crazy quilt wool pincushion and learn some decorative embroidery stitches. You can buy a kit for $35 that includes everything except embroidery floss or you can bring your own supplies (supply list).

The May workshop, "America Quilts 1800-1900 and 1901-2000," is with Mary Kerr from Woodbridge, VA. on Sunday, May 18. This workshop is an in-depth look at the history, fabric trends and social situations that influenced the quilting trends of each era. You will also get a chance to bring some of your older quilts or blocks for Mary's perusal and evaluation, such as year made, name of the blocks, how to restore or conserve it, and its value. It will be an informative time to learn about women from other eras and how they quilted.

To sign up, please call Judy or Andy today. For more informattion about workshops, click here.

Conejo Valley Quilters meetings

Unless otherwise noted, general meetings are held at the Ascension Lutheran Church, Pedersen Hall in Thousand Oaks. For more information about membership and our meetings, click here.

Here is our current meeting calendar:

April 21, 2014: "Sane to Crazy: My Life in Quilts" with Allison Aller

May 19, 2014: "A Woman's Voice" with Mary Kerr

June 16, 2014: Philanthropy Sew-In

July 21, 2014: "Tile Quilts: Revisiting a Forgotten Form" with Bobbi Finley

August 18, 2014: "Trunk Show" with Stacy Hurt

September 22, 2014: "Dancing Dresden" with Anelie Belden

October 20, 2014: "Machine Quilting for Today's Quilts" with Sue Nickels

For details about our workshops, click here. If you need more information about our Guild, send a message to admin@conejovalleyquilters.com.