Conejo Valley Quilters Programs
December 2, 2019 Meeting: Holiday Social
Happy Holidays! Let’s kick off the merry season with a party. Not only will we be celebrating friendships and quilting but we will also give to our community. Here’s what to bring…
FOOD: If your BIRTHDAY is in January through June bring a DESSERT. If your BIRTHDAY is in July through December bring a SAVORY (appetizer) finger food.
CHALLENGE QUILT: Bring your favorite Challenge Quilt for display (UFO, Workshop, Seasonal) and your Circle & Curve Challenge. Bring your card with 8 or more challenges completed and receive a prize.
CRAFT SUPPLIES: We will do a small needle craft. Please bring your favorite small scissors for snipping threads. Optional supplies: thimble, glasses for close work, needle threader.
GIFT EXCHANGE: Pick out a Holiday Card and a Quilt Pattern. Choose a pattern you like, are inspired by, or have completed. It can be pulled from a magazine, copied, printed from the internet, or from your stash. Fold it up and enclose it in the Holiday Card. Please sign the card and include a cheery message. We will have an activity for the exchange.
CHARITABLE DONATIONS: information to follow.
If you have any questions, please email or call Cathy Lory at (805) 428-1803, email@example.com.
January 20, 2020 Meeting: “Following the Barn Quilt Trail” with Suzi Parron
Suzi Parron Following the Barn Quilt Trail: Suzi's talk will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother's quilting art. The presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.
February 17, 2020 Meeting: "Trash to Treasures"
Bring sewing or craft related items to donate and stay for a “garage sale” style room full of goodies.
The prices can’t be beat!
March 17, 2020 Meeting: "Appraising Vintage Quilts"
We will have an appraiser on hand to show us how a quilt is appraised, the considerations and, if unknown, an estimate of the year made. The appraiser will also be able to individually appraise your quilt for a fee.
April 20, 2020 Meeting: "Playing With Precuts" with Colleen Granger
Colleen will provide demonstrations on using pre-cuts to create some of Colleen’s patterns. She shows some tips and techniques to use when using pre-cut fabrics. She will also have a trunk show of quilts created with pre-cut fabrics.
May 18, 2020 Meeting: "Philanthropy Sew-In"
June 15, 2020 Meeting: "Quilt College and Scissor Sharpening"
Conejo Valley Quilters Workshops
The fee for workshops is $45 for CVQ Guild members and $55 for non-members,unless otherwise stated.
For more information about attending a workshop, contact Workshop Chair: Chris Stout at
January 19, 2020: “Paint Your Own Barn Quilt” with Suzi Parron
Join the barn quilt movement by creating your own painted quilt block.
You will begin with a pre-primed board and go through each step—drafting, taping, and painting, with careful attention to detail. You will leave with a finished quilt block or with one last color (which will be provided) to add at home. Ready for show and tell at your next meeting! This URL is a YouTube video of the workshop: https://youtu.be/bjyhIJ4mfK0
Workshop location: Kingdom Sewing Center,
1790 E. Los Angeles Ave. (in the Palm Center)
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Set-up at 9:30am
February 15, 2020: Saturday Sew-In
Bring your current project, work on a philanthropy quilt or just come to hang-out.
March 15, 2020: "T-Shirt Quilts" with Debbie Bayer
Have you ever wanted to learn how to turn t-shirts into a quilt? Debbie Bayer will teach a class on how it’s done. Workshop location: Kingdom Sewing Center
April 19, 2020: "Rings of Change" with Colleen Granger
This design can be customized to your liking. Pick fabrics that you like; you’ll need 18 - fat 1/8 yards (9" x 20"). This project can also be done using a 2 1/2" strip pack. There are also laser cut kits available in either American Made Brand fabrics (shown with the 4-patch background) or laser cut batik kits featuring Hoffman fabrics (shown with the black background). Lots of choices.
Workshop location: Kingdom Sewing Center
May 16, 2020: "Saturday Sew-In"
June 14, 2020: "Collage Quilt" with Julie Snow