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Creating Community Giving Quilts 

The Conejo Valley Quilters has provided Quilts and cash to nonprofits in the Conejo Valley, thanks to our generous members and others in the community who support our work.  

The CVQ Guild supports organizations that are annually nominated, voted, approved by Guild members.

The following are the currently approved organizations:

Remember quilting a quilt for our "Community Giving" program is a great opportunity to fine tune your quilting skills. You can either free-motion quilt, straight line quilt or a combination of both techniques.

Pat Anderson

Barri Breeden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CVQ members meet at Cotton & Chocolate on the first Monday (unless there's a scheduling conflict) of every month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM to spend time together and work on a variety of projects to give to our organizations.

 

There is never a shortage of things to work on while you are there or projects to take home....  and there is ALWAYS plenty of friendship!

 

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Our Village Quilt Project is Underway!

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CVQ members have begun a new community project to make quilts with a house theme—clusters of colorful houses and trees with a village feel. These quilts will be donated to Many Mansions (visit manymansions.org for information on the organization) for residents living in and moving into their affordable housing units in the local area. The house motif is designed to provide a warm welcome and a feeling of home to recipients.

Members are currently working on blocks for three quilts in either tropical colors or blue and yellow. The photos above show villages under construction with some blocks and trees already completed—colorful sashings and borders are yet to be added. Stay tuned for our progress on these and more quilts!

Better yet - why not download our pattern and make a few houses of your own to add to one of our village quilts for Many Mansions?  The "Village House" pattern was designed by our Community Giving chairpersons, Pat and Barri, specifically for this project and can be easily downloaded by clicking on the house below.

 

CVQ's Community Giving Has a New Project!

Make a Reading Pillow!

Our members are making pillows for children with a special pocket that is filled with a book.  The pillow was designed by "SingleGirl'sDIY"(https://singlegirlsdiy.com).  Instructions for making a pillow can be found HERE.  Use fabric from your stash or pick up fabric at our Community Giving Monday workshops at Cotton & Chocolate.  We have the pillow forms.  Why not pick up a book to put in the pocket of your pillow?  There are boys and girls at James Storehouse who would love it!

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A New CVQ Challenge for 2023

What Do You Make of This?

 

Our Challenge began at the January 9, 2023 Community Giving Workshop at Cotton & Chocolate.

Each participant will receive a preselected fabric pack.  What you make with it is the Challenge.  Choose a pattern and complete the quilt.  Minimum size should be at least 50 x 50.  If you need more fabric to complete the pattern, add from your stash or contact Community Giving.

 

Didn't pick up a packet - or - want another?  Email Pat Anderson at toquiltlady@gmail.com and she will gladly get you what you need!

Need batting and/or backing?

Send Community Giving a photo of the top with the dimensions (email Pat Anderson at toquiltlady@gmail.com) and we will cut the batting and find a backing for you if you don't have one -- or you can choose a backing from CVQ inventory by arrangement.

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"Imagine This!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Imagine This" fabric packets are a fun new idea and will be available starting Monday. These bright new fabric samples (donated by Cotton & Chocolate) are not large, but can be used for a placemat or two, a table runner or topper, or as blocks to start a new quilt—or anything else you can imagine.  Limited quantity available. Come join us on "Community Giving Sew Day" to see what they are all about.

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THANKSGIVING 2022:

 

 

CVQ Members delivered 77 placemats, 11 table runners, 8 table toppers, and an assortment of 34 pot handle pads, hot pads, kitchen towels, napkins and mug rugs, as well as one Thanksgiving quilt. Many Mansions is planning to use the quilt in the community room at one of their facilities at least for holiday meals for children, at which they will be teaching table manners.  We received the following Thank You note from Many Mansions:

 

Dear Conejo Valley Quilters,

Thank you for your in-kind gift on 11/14/22.  We are grateful for your support as we endeavor to create more housing opportunities and services for those most in need. Your donation helps ensure the long-term sustainability of our vision- Many Mansions communities that are filled with thriving residents who have overcome housing insecurity. Your donation gives our residents not only a home but a community.

Because of dedicated individuals like you, Many Mansions can continue to provide a secure place where people can make plans for today—without worry over where they might be tomorrow.

 

Angela Milne 
Community Gifts Associate 

Click here to view photos of quilts made through our Community Giving program.

View a video Thank You card from Many Mansions:

 

 

Giving Back-- in the aftermath of tragedy

Throw pillows were made by CVQ members as gifts for Pepperdine students and staff who endured the Borderline Bar shooting in Thousand Oaks on November 7, 2018. Eleven pillows were made by CVQ members as a comfort to those roommates and staff who lost Alaina Housley, a Pepperdine freshman, in the shooting.

Pillows were made for Alaina's suitemates and Pepperdine staff. 

Click here for photos of pillows and their recipients.

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