Current members can go to the Members Only page HERE to find the link to CVQ activities and meetings and more. Forget where you put your 4th Monday Sewing Party link? You'll find it on that page!
Find out what our Conejo Valley Quilters members are doing.
PHILANTHROPY SEW DAYS
ARE A GREAT WAY TO RECONNECT WITH
OTHER CVQ MEMBERS IN PERSON
OUR NEXT SEW DAY IS OCTOBER 3, 2022
Marilyn and Jerry Peterson have opened their sewing room for CVQ again on the first Monday of every month so that we can work on Philanthropy projects in person. Join other CVQ members from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM to make quilts, pillowcases, and placemats.
Conejo Valley Quilters --- The 4th Monday Sewing Party
(a virtual monthly event)
Join us on the 4th Monday of each month at the monthly "4th Monday Sewing Party". It’s the best of both worlds – you get to hang out with friends (new & old), work on whatever you want, have everything you need at hand, come and go as you need AND you don’t need to tote anything, worry about parking or what you may have forgotten.
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm PT. Stay the entire time or just stop by.
Location: Zoom (where else?) & your sewing space
We are gathering virtually on the fourth Monday of each month. The 2022 dates are:
Zoom links can be found in the "Members Only" section of the Members Area. An event reminder and Zoom login details will be provided via email. For more information, contact Monica Sayre, email@example.com or 818-917-0389. We hope to see you there.
CVQ's FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CHALLENGE
The Challenge: Members have from now until November 26 to sew something that involves fruits and/or vegetables.
We are very open to whatever you make. Just be sure you can explain your reasoning for why what you made counts as a fruit and / or vegetable challenge entry. Make it for yourself, a gift, or Philanthropy (see below). Here are some ideas:
use commercial fabric featuring fruit and / or vegetable images and any pattern to make a table runner, placemats, potholders, quilt, etc
use any pattern to make your own fruit and / or vegetable fabric
applique a fruit and / or vegetable onto something
paper-piece a fruit and / or vegetable into something
use fabrics with colors named after a fruit or vegetable (like avocado green, celery green, orange, lime, strawberry)
you can even make a ‘potato bag’ for use in a microwave
We highly encourage you to make something for the Thanksgiving baskets Many Mansions will be giving to current and new residents who live in the organization’s affordable housing apartments. It can be a set of placemats, a table runner, potholders, kitchen towels, pillowcases, a quilt or other. You need to get your donations to Pat Anderson by the November 7, 2022 Philanthropy workshop at Cotton & Chocolate so they can be included in the baskets. It would be great if you can give Pat a heads-up about what you will be making at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for helping to make life a little more colorful for others in our community!
Suggested sizes for Many Mansions:
Potholders - about 8” square, but they don’t need to be square
Placemats - minimum of 12” high x 16” wide, maximum of 14” x 18”
Table runners - quilter’s choice
If you are making potholders or small hot pads to place on a table under hot casseroles you should use Insulbrite heatproof batting. You can pick up precut pieces at the September 12th or October 3rd Philanthropy workshops.
CHALLENGE "SHOW & TELL"
Be sure to take photos of your work and share them for a special “Show and Tell” during the Zoom Holiday Party, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Make as many things as you wish. We hope you will be at the party to tell us about them, but if not, let Janice know what to say for you. You will get an extra smile from the audience if you can say that you used what you made during the Thanksgiving holidays OR gifted it to someone during the Thanksgiving holidays.
Send photos to Janice Johnson at email@example.com by noon on Sunday November 27, 2022 and use “F&V Challenge” in the subject line.
Board Meetings (open to members only)
Board meetings are currently held on Zoom, the second Wednesday* of each month--except December when there is no meeting. A Zoom link can be found in the "Members Only" section of the Members Area. An email will be sent to all current board members the prior week. If you have an item to add to the agenda, please contact one of the co-presidents a week before the meeting.
Board members please note that if you cannot attend the meeting, please contact a Board associate or the co-presidents beforehand so that they can present the status for your position.
*NOTE: September Board meeting will be on Monday, September 12 at 5:00 PM
Show and Tell
Click here for instructions to prepare your quilts for Show and Tell on Zoom.
Sunshine and Shadows
We all have triumphs and troubles. Some are private and personal, while others invite celebration and consolation. CVQ cares about each of you! If you know of a member who would love kudos or comfort, please contact Cynthia Rust at firstname.lastname@example.org. A card or e-card will be sent and if appropriate and desired, a notice written in the following newsletter.