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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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Guild Member Appreciation Party
Everyone loves a party!!  And this one is for all CVQ Members and friends. Get to know fellow members you may not know, in addition to your new board who will be hosting each table. Join us for Dessert, Games and Socializing!  And you don’t have to bring anything, except maybe a quilt to share.  We are looking forward to a night of fun and hoping new friendships will be made!

June 18, 2018 Guild Meeting
7-9 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm
Pederson Hall
Ascension Lutheran Church

Nadine Cassady Hospitality
nmaec43@aol.com
805-498-8042

CVQ 2018 CHALLENGE!

The Crayon Color Challenge is due at the June General Meeting. The challenge is to create a quilt of any size inspired by two crayons. A neutral fabric may be added. If you have finished the project early, bring it to show the guild.

Summer Challenge: Fruits and Vegetables of Ventura County.

Try to incorporate the amazing produce grown in our area. Top crops include strawberries, lemons, oranges, avocados, celery, raspberries, tomatoes, peppers, and kale. Quilts can be pieced or appliquéd. Maybe you have some novelty fabric in your stash with fruits or veggies. Now is your chance to use it.

Keep up the hard work on your UFO's and Philanthropy projects. Don't forget to sign up for a workshop. Our Challenge goal is to complete 8 out of 10 challenges.

Happy Quilting!
Cathy Lory

Membership Renewal 2018: An increase of $10.00 per year, our first in many years, was approved at the May general meeting.  Renewals for members are $40.00 per year; new member dues are $45.00 per year, which includes a name badge. You can submit your renewal by completing the renewal form on the Conejo Valley Quilters website (Click Join Us in the tab header), or renew at the June or July meetings.  Also, if existing members need a new name badge, let us know and we’ll place the order!

Remember our Name Badge Incentive Program. Each member who wears her/his CVQ name badge to a meeting may enter a drawing for a surprise gift. This includes new members, who will be wearing a “floral” name badge until their “official badge” arrives. So put your name badge with your guild supplies, and when you sign in at the membership table, add your name to the drawing! 

If you recently joined the guild, please pick up your new badge at the membership table. Current membership labels for your membership card are now available for pick up at the membership table. Proof of current membership in the Conejo Valley Quilt Guild entitles you to discounts at some stores, such as Jo-Ann Stores.

Diane Wainwood and Lynn Jurss

Sewing Party: The 4th Monday Quilting Party is now the 4th Monday Sewing Party because, hey, we aren't limiting anyone!! If you like sewing or quilting with like-minded people, the 4th Monday Sewing Party is for you!

There is something going on for everyone. So machine quilting - albeit popular - is not your thing? No problem!Come out for piecing, either your own project or one for Philanthropy. Want to finish up a UFO for the 2018 CVQ Challenge but are stuck at what to do next? Bring it to the 4th Monday Sewing Party for help. There's lots of design experience in the room. Want to do handwork but not alone? Bring it to the 4th Monday Sewing Party.

The next date is Monday, June 25, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm in the Conejo Room at the Municipal Service Center, 1993 Rancho Conejo Boulevard, Newbury Park 91320.

Parking is limited in front of the building but additional parking is at the end of Rancho Conejo Blvd. There is a kitchen available for your brown bag lunch. Tables and chairs will be provided as well as quilts to work on. Please bring everything you’ll need including a power cord and your machine's walking foot.

If you have any questions, call or e-mail Janine Mansell at 818-802-0628 or j_9@sbcglobal.net.

For directions, click here.

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.

June 18 Meeting: see Member Appreciation announcement above.

July 16 Meeting: Ice Cream Social
Come beat the heat at a CVQ Ice Cream Social. Additionally,
Lynn Jurss will provide a demonstration on how to make the
weighted lap pads, and kits will be available to take home. More details to follow.

August 20 Meeting: "Trends 2019" with Julia Fikse
Julia Fikse has 25 years of experience in the textile industry as a designer, garment maker, textile creator, graphic artist, entrepreneur, clothing and accessory manufacturer, and business leader. Julia has a B.S. Degree in Design from the University of California at Davis, with a minor in Textiles and Clothing. She has trained and worked as a trend forecaster, designer, colorist and dye
coordinator at Levi Strauss and Co., Gymboree, and Adidas. She has owned and operated her own clothing company for over 14 years. Julia is an AQS
Certified quilt appraiser based in Los Angeles, CA, and currently holds memberships in a variety of quilt-related organizations including the American Quilt Study Group. For more information, click here. For her Web site, click here.

October 15 Meeting: "Improvisational Piecing" with Scott Griffin

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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