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.
CVQ Members Keep Busy!
Since last October, when CVQ delivered a total of 100 quilts to Many Mansions and James Storehouse, our members have continued to sew beautiful things! We brought 40 reading pillows and 8 quilts to James Storehouse in December. Another 32 more quilts will be delivered there shortly.
Our second annual Community Giving Quilt Presentation took place Monday, OCTOBER 16, 2023 at the
Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library
Please go to our Photo Gallery HERE for pictures of the event.
Conejo Valley Quilters and their guests gathered for an afternoon of friendship. Our "Second Annual Quilt Presentation to MANY MANSIONS and JAMES STOREHOUSE" took place at our October 16 General Meeting. All of the quilts in Monday’s presentation during the in-person guild meeting at the Thousand Oaks Library have been delivered to Many Mansions and James Storehouse. Pat Anderson and Barri Breeden dropped off nearly 50 quilts to Angie Milne, Community Engagement Coordinator for Many Mansions, and another nearly 50 to Elizabeth Crisp, Donations Manager at James Storehouse.
CVQ's "Village Quilt Project"
CVQ members continue to work on the "Village Quilt Project." To date, two large quilts, as well as a slightly smaller quilt to be exhibited at Road to California 2024, January 17-20, 2024 (details below), have been completed. Blocks are being collected to be put together into additional 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. We would love to make as many "Village Quilts" as possible and therefore invite all members to keep making those blocks! You can find instructions by clicking HERE.
The Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds (SCCQG), of which CVQ is a member, asks its member guilds to participate in an annual special exhibit at Road to California. The theme for the next exhibit is “Stitching a Community Together”. This exhibit is all about how quilting brings us together, whether in a sewing circle, a guild, making quilts for community partners, and/or sharing what we’ve learned through collaborations and workshops. Each submission will be accompanied with a story explaining how the quilt "stitches a community together". CVQ's "Village Quilt" fits the criteria perfectly, as guild members continue to work together to make colorful quilts that will be given to new residents of affordable housing units in our community. This quilt will be donated to another lucky Many Mansions recipient once the show is over.