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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Want to make Quilts, but don’t know where to start?
Introduction to Quilting
Sat, April 30, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Free info session

Newbury Park Library Community Room
2331 Borchard Road
Newbury Park CA 91320

Learn:
• Which tools are required
• To use a rotary cutter
• Machine piecing
• Paper piecing
• Free motion quilting
• Hand quilting
• About local classes and shops
• Teaching resources: books, the web
• The value of joining a guild

Sponsored by Conejo Valley Quilters
Contact Lynn Jurss or click here to send an inquiry.

Happy New Year! In honor of the 2016-2017 year, i've updated the CVQ Web site. Please check out the new Board list and and schedule of meetings and the updated Mini Groups and Block of the Month information. If you see any errors or omissions, please let me know by sending a message to admin@ConejoValleyQuilters.com!

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 18, 2016: Quilt Ventura with Joey Strait. Joey Strait has been playing Quilt Marm at Quilt Ventura for 14 years, sharing her love with fabulous folks. Join us at our April meeting when Joey will present her talk, “Keeping the Art Alive.” Joey supports our Community Outreach efforts encouraging new members to join our Guild. Topics she will focus on are:

  • Exploring why we Quilt, the Fun & the Passion
  • Tapping into our Creativity
  • Discovering Quilting Gadgets
  • Sharing your Art with Others

Participation will be rewarded with Prizes! Be Ready to raise your hand—anyone remember Arnold Horshack?

May 16, 2016: "Tips, Tricks and Stories Lecture and Trunk Show" with Kathy McNeil

Sharing our tips has been a hallmark of the quilting community. Kathy will share 15 years of award winning tips and a couple of near disasters with you. The inspiration and stories behind her quilts will make you laugh and make you cry. This lecture combines inspiration and lots of educational tips to build confidence in your own creative process!

June 20, 2016: PHILANTHROPY SEW-IN

July 18, 2016: CVQ TURNS 20! WE ARE LOOKING FOR CHARTER MEMBERS! If you know any former Guild members still within driving distance, please ask them to join us for the celebration. Membership appreciation and other festivities are planned. Time to have a great reunion! If you want to help in the preparations, contact Nadine Cassady, Laura Murphy, or Monica Sayre.

August 15, 2016: Linda Fisher, member of Extreme Quilters presents "Quilts Inspired by Gustav Klimt--The Journey of an Art Quilter"

If you missed your chance to visit last year’s Extreme Quilters Show, “Art From Cloth,” you shouldn’t miss this month’s meeting. Linda W. Fisher was featured in the Ventura County Star as having “an Artistic Touch.” Linda will be our featured guest as she describes some of her creative processes in her trunk show.

September 19, 2016: Alissa Haight Carlton, cofounder of The Modern Quilt Guild presents "What Is Modern Quilting?"

From design elements to the online community, learn about the Aesthetic of Modern Quilting, where it comes from, what it is, and where it’s headed.

October 17, 2016: Karen Witt presents "What To Do with those UFOs"

It's time to look at all those unfinished projects and prioritiz what should be finished and what should be passed on and to whom. Then, we'll discuss organization of time, space and even personal energy. When you prioritize and organize, those UFO's will disappear! Karen's presentation includes a trunk show of quilts made over the last twenty five years, some that were worth the time and energy to finish and those that weren't!

December 5, 2016: HOLIDAY SOCIAL

January 16, 2017: TRASH TO TREASURE

February 20, 2017: Sue Rasmussen

March 20, 2017: TIPS & DEMOS

April 17, 2017: QUILT COLLEGE

May 15, 2017: Tina Curran

June 19, 2017: PHILANTHROPY SEW-IN

July 17, 2017: Wendy Mathson

August 21, 2017: Timna Tarr

September 2017: CVQ QUILT SHOW

October 16, 2017: Rob Appell

For details about our workshops, click here. For more information about our Guild, send a message to admin@conejovalleyquilters.com. For the list of Guild Board members, click here.

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