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.
2015 Quilt Show:
SAVE THE DATE! A GATHERING UNDER THE OAKS, MEMBERS' THEMED SHOWCASES: SEPTEMBER 12 & 13, 2015!
Role descriptions for quilt show committees have been uploaded. Click here and volunteer!
2015 ~ BORDERS ~ MACHINE QUILT ~ DYE ~ EMBELLISH ~ FINISH AND BAG IT! We have several teachers with a diverse set of talents lined up for next year. The workshops these ladies will be offering are sure to provide us with additional skills and techniques we can then show-off at our next quilt show! Make it a point to take advantage of these wonderful opportunities by signing up for a workshop or two during the coming year. I took the same Sue Nickels' workshop at PIQF in 2009 for $70, so our CVQ price is hard to beat!! Starting in February 2015, Lujean Seagal will be sharing her collection of quilt borders. I know I have some UFOs begging for a finishing touch!! Harriet Hargrave, "the fairy godmother of machine quilting," is teaching a two-day workshop in March. Leora Raikin joins us with her embroidery techniques in April and our own Sherry Ramaila will be teaching us how to make a very special tote bag in May! Sam Hunter joins us in July (after we finish a few dozen philanthropy quilts in June!!) to teach us how to make our own luscious dyed fabric!
All of the remaining workshops have openings available. The cost is $35 for CVQ Guild members, $40 for non-members. To sign up for any workshop, please call Judy Gocke today. For more information about workshops, click here.
Opportunities: 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.
Conejo Valley Quilters meetings
October 20, 2014: "Machine Quilting for Today's Quilts" with Sue Nickels. In addition, the presentation of the "Good, the Bad and the Lovely Brown Bag" Exchange will be this month. Bring your Lovely quilts and Flimsies so that we can unveil and admire them!
December 1, 2014: Holiday Social. A "Let it Snow Winter Social Block Exchange" will be featured. Participation is completely optional, but it will be a lot of fun! To participate simply create a 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" square quilt block to exchange at the social. The theme is "Let it Snow" and the block must contain blue and/or white so that there will be a continuity among the blocks. You may make as many squares as you would like to exchange. It may be pieced, appliqued, or foundation pieced. For more information, please contact Beth Tong.
January 15, 2015: Trash to Treasure
February 16, 2015: "Beyond Boring Borders" with Lujean Seagal
March 16, 2015: "Top 10 Tips to Becoming a Better Quilter" with Harriet Hargrave
April 20, 2015: "Adventures in African Folklore Embroidery" with Leora Raikin
May 18, 2015: TBD
June 15, 2015: Philanthropy Sew-In
July 20, 2015: TBD
August 17, 2015: "Finding Your Passion and Running Wild with It" with Jean Imprey
September 2015: Joey Strait from Quilt Ventura
October 2015: TBD
December 2015: Holiday Social