Creating quilts that give back

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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Opportunity: According to a 2014 Quilting in America™ survey, there were 16 million active quilters in the U.S., 35% of which enjoyed making quilts with Modern aesthetics. The Ontario Museum of History & Art will be hosting a Modern Quilt exhibit: “Redesigning Traditions” from December 1, 2016 through January 22, 2017 and is asking for submissions. For more information on how to submit your quilt for consideration, contact Guest Curator, Georganna Hawley at ghawley@ontarioca.gov. The deadline for entries is 3 PM PST August 15, 2016. For more information call (909) 395-2510 or check the following Web site: http://www.ontarioca.gov/museum-history-art/exhibits.

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:

July 18, 2016: Remember the Radisson Hotel in Agoura Hills, 1996? Were you there?

Just in case you haven’t heard: Conejo Valley Quilters is celebrating its first twenty years on July 18, 2016! Our meeting places may have changed over the past two decades, but the desire to share the joys, creativity, stashes, and UFOs continue to flourish.

We invite you to meet our current group, renew friendships and share your memories. It will be an evening of food, fellowship, fun, and free raffle prizes! There will be socializing opportunities, an auction, as well as new and charter member recognition—and Show & Tell of course! Please bring any challenge quilts, block swap quilts, or round robin quilts you have made as a member of CVQ over the years. There will also be a maple leaf block raffle open to all who contribute blocks.

Appetizers and a celebration cake will be provided.

If you know former members, please pass the word and invite them to come! Or you can send us their e-mail address and we will provide them with a personal invitation.

We hope to see you there!

Please RSVP to Laura Murphy or Monica Sayre, CVQ Co-Presidents

August 15, 2016: Linda Fisher, member of Extreme Quilters presents "Quilts Inspired by Gustav Klimt--The Journey of an Art Quilter"

If you missed your chance to visit last year’s Extreme Quilters Show, “Art From Cloth,” you shouldn’t miss this month’s meeting. Linda W. Fisher was featured in the Ventura County Star as having “an Artistic Touch.” Linda will be our featured guest as she describes some of her creative processes in her trunk show.

September 19, 2016: Alissa Haight Carlton, cofounder of The Modern Quilt Guild presents "What Is Modern Quilting?"

From design elements to the online community, learn about the Aesthetic of Modern Quilting, where it comes from, what it is, and where it’s headed.

October 17, 2016: Karen Witt presents "What To Do with those UFOs"

It's time to look at all those unfinished projects and prioritiz what should be finished and what should be passed on and to whom. Then, we'll discuss organization of time, space and even personal energy. When you prioritize and organize, those UFO's will disappear! Karen's presentation includes a trunk show of quilts made over the last twenty five years, some that were worth the time and energy to finish and those that weren't!

December 5, 2016: HOLIDAY SOCIAL

January 16, 2017: TRASH TO TREASURE

February 20, 2017: Sue Rasmussen

March 20, 2017: TIPS & DEMOS

April 17, 2017: QUILT COLLEGE

May 15, 2017: Tina Curran

June 19, 2017: PHILANTHROPY SEW-IN

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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