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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Charm Exchange Newsletter for February 2018: A big thank you to everyone who signed up for the February Floral Exchange! Please remember to bring your eight sets of exchange charm squares to the February general meeting. Each set should contain three 5” X 5” squares of different floral fabrics. Each set should be labeled with your number. You can easily do this by placing each set in a sandwich baggy with a piece of paper that has your number on it or, you can just pin a piece of paper with your number onto each stack of eight. Please give me your exchange packets at the beginning of the meeting and I will give you your surprise fabric packet by the end! I will send out an e-mail message to remind you of your numbers. Okay quilters, start cutting!

Introducing the CVQ Monday Machine Quilting Party: Would you like to get together with guild members, make new friends and/or visit with people you know? Do you enjoy working in a focused block of time while surrounded by fellow quilters? Are you keen to learn or practice machine quilting – free motion, walking foot or both?

If this sounds appealing, come on out for the first Monday Quilting Party on January 22, 2018, 10:00 – 3:30 pm in the Conejo Room at the Municipal Service Center, 1993 Rancho Conejo Boulevard, Newbury Park 91320.

The idea is to learn machine quilting by quilting the guild’s philanthropy quilts. Bring your favorite books and online resources and we’ll learn together. I can guarantee there will be fun, laughter and smiles. The series dates so far are Monday, January 22, Monday, February 26 and Monday, March 26, 2018.

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 send me an e-mail message.

Looking forward to seeing you on Monday, January 22. For directions, click here.

Janine Mansell

Membership Newsletter for January 2018: At our Holiday Social in December, 43 members attended. Starting this month membership renewal will be only $15 to allow you to attend workshops at the guild member’s price. Please note that it will not include a membership badge. Once you rejoin in June you will receive your name badge.

Remember our Name Badge Incentive Program. Members who wear a CVQ name badge to our meeting may enter in a drawing for a surprise gift. So, put your name badge with your guild supplies and join in the fun.

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. Our current membership is 93 members.

Pauline Matthews and Sherry Ramaila

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 15 Meeting: “There’s a New Shoppe in Town!” with Susan Hashimoto
Susan Hashimoto, co-owner of The Fabric Shoppe in Camarillo, will talk with us about the joys of expanding from her former shop, Homespun Treasures to moving and opening her new business. Her goal to meet the needs of local quilters is evident in her offering unique types and styles of quality fabrics. Susan will have some kits and items for $ale at our Guild Meeting! You don’t want to miss this!

February 19 Meeting: Philanthropy Sew-In
Bring your Sewing Machine, Rotary Cutter, Ruler, Mat, and favorite sewing notions and Join the Fun! We’ll have ironing boards set up and kits ready for you to put together. Work with a partner or two. Community Quilts are our mission: to create and give Love through our art. Bring a guest and receive a prize!!!

March 19 Meeting: “So You Want to make an Art Quilt” with Cara Gulati
Would you like some inspiration to get started making art quilts? Are you afraid that it’s too hard, and that only gifted people can make art quilts? Then this lecture is for you! I will talk about how to get started making art quilts from a traditional stand point and work my way up to making the giant art quilts like the 3-D Explosion series. I will discuss art fabrics and techniques to make them as well as show samples.

April 16 Meeting: ”What is a Mini Group?” with Janine Mansell
Janine Mansell, our Mini Group Mom, will talk to us about the advantages of being in a mini group, and how to join one or start your own. Some members of our Conejo Mini Groups will report to the membership on what they are working on and how much fun they are having!

May 21 Meeting: "My Great British Adventure Continues" with Norah McMeeking
I spent a quilter's Cinderella year living in England with my family. Quilting was the pathway to many adventures and wonderful experiences as both a student and a teacher! I met many of Britain's finest quilt artists, got to see amazing collections of textiles, and best of all, made lifelong friends. As the years have unrolled from that magical time, shorter return trips to the Festival of Quilts have allowed me to continue to explore the international world of quilting --and to meet up with my British friends at the same time! My talk describes my experiences and misadventures with humor and affection and showcases some of the finest work, past and present, of the European quilting scene.

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 For the list of Guild Board members, click here.

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