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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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: Come sew with us at the 4th Monday Sewing Party on July 23, 2018.  The time and location is 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in the conference room at the Municipal Service Center, 1993 Rancho Conejo Boulevard, Newbury Park, CA 91320.

The focus is on completing philanthropy quilts but feel free to work on whatever you want. Bring everything you need to sew for the day.

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 anything you’ll need, including a power cord. We are sewing on the fourth Monday of the month except for December as the date falls on a holiday. The dates through 2018 are July 23, August 27, September 24, October 22, November 26 (December- skip).

If you have any questions, email me at jem21030@gmail.com

Janine Mansell

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.

August 20 Meeting: "Color and Image Trends" with Julia Fikse

As a certified AQS Appraiser, she has offered to conduct some appraisals for our members before and/or after our meeting. Her fees are: Verbal $40, Written (for Insurance, etc.) $75. We’ll be taking sign-ups at our next meeting, July 16.

Using current Trend Service guides, Julia shares valuable upcoming color and imagery trends quilters can use to create works that stand out as visually striking in today’s decor and arts & crafts market. Inspirational and informative, Julia’s one-hour lecture provides exciting and practical information to help today’s quilters create relevant, artistic and impressive quilts that are trend correct and  stand out as visually new and exciting in today’s decor and arts & crafts market. For her Web site, click here.

September 17 Meeting: "Superbuzzy" with Kelly Stevens

Owner of superbuzzy in Ventura, Kelly fell in love with Japanese textiles after studying Textile Science at CSU Ft. Collins.  She started superbuzzy with a friend as a Web Business before opening a storefront and still does a good percentage of her business as online sales.

She founded the Ventura Modern Quilt Guild in 2012 and continues to support & participate in this dynamic group today. Kelly will reveal to us her secrets of being a successful entrepreneur woman, a Modern Quilter and how she uses social media to promote our art.  She’ll also bring some of her unique for your retail therapy pleasure.  Check out her website here.

October 15 Meeting: "Confessed Fabric Hoarder" with Scott Griffin

As former President of the Valley Modern Quilt Guild, Scott will take us on his journey from being a traditional quilter (he loved reproduction fabrics) to his modern day masterpieces. His spearheading of the Thomas Fire Relief Quilts is nothing if not phenomenal. You will want to bring a guest to this one! For his website, click here.

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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