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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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January 2017 Trash to Treasure

CVQ is starting 2017 with a big sale and it is called “Trash to Treasure." This is a great time for you to get rid of those items that have been cluttering up your quilting area. Items such as fabric that you are now wondering why you bought it ages ago or that quilting gadget that you bought at a quilt show that just sits in a drawer unused, or those multiples of quilting patterns, books, rulers that you bought because you really liked the item and forgot that you already had one at home.

All money from the sale will go to help fund the guild. We will accept cash, checks or credit cards.

It would be helpful if you would price large items before you bring them. Also, if you are donating a large piece of fabric. it would be helpful if you would attach a piece of paper showing the yardage. For smaller items, we will have tables for items selling from $1.00 to $5.00. There will also be tables for fabric, books and patterns, and items selling for $5.00 or greater. The actual sale will start after the business part of the meeting, which will give us time to prepare for the sale.

Hope to see you there to find new homes for your unused items and for you to find new treasures. So please start collecting those items that you would like to donate that could be someone else’s new treasures.

Thank you,
Ellen Rankin and Marcy Lagardere
Ways and Means Co-Chairpersons.

Committee Spotlight: Internet Committee

The Conejo Valley Quilters are fortunate enough to have a very talented, very generous (with her time) Webmistress, Anne Weiner. Let’s learn a bit more about Anne and what exactly does a Webmistress do?

As Anne tells it, back in 2007 she was visiting her daughter, who asked her to attend a beginning quilt class with her. Anne went and got hooked! About a year and several quilts later, she decided to join a quilt guild and found the Conejo Valley Quilters. At the very first meeting she attended she volunteered to handle the Web site. She also joined a mini group, the Ya Ya Sewing Sisters. Anne says she has learned a lot by associating more closely with amazingly talented women and participating in year-long projects. She has made many quilts over the years, too many to count. The quilt she is the most proud of is a t-shirt quilt she made for her daughter-in-law. It featured t-shirts her daughter-in-law collected while playing fastpitch softball.

Anne has been in charge of the guild Web site for the past eight years. It is a very important job as it is the Conejo Valley Quilt guild’s presence to the quilting world. Anne uploads photos and edits pages each month. She even transferred our Web site from one Web host to another--no easy task--even with her son-in-law’s help. The CVQ Web site contains a lot of news and information to inform not only guild members, but anyone who might be interested in Conejo Valley Quilters. The site displays our monthly meeting photos, pictures of quilts from our past quilt shows, a members information page, and much, much more! Anne is in charge of updating and maintaining all of that! If you haven’t done so recently, be sure and check all the pages of the Web site and see what Anne has been up to. If you can, send Anne an email and thank her for all her hard work! Thank you so much for all you do, Anne. We appreciate you!

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Outreach Committee 2017

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Conejo Valley Quilters meetings

Unless otherwise noted, general meetings are held at the Ascension Lutheran Church, Pederson Hall in Thousand Oaks. For more information about membership and our meetings, click here.

Here is our current meeting calendar:

January 16, 2017: TRASH TO TREASURE

February 20, 2017: Sue Rasmussen

March 20, 2017: Philanthropy Sew-In

April 17, 2017: Kingdom Sewing Center

May 15, 2017: Tina Curran

June 19, 2017: Quilt College

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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