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We're starting the year with a bang! And, we've added a date!

Posted December 7, 2014

We are so excited to announce that 2015 begins with a visit from Katie Pasquini Masopust! Katie has been creating contemporary art quilts for the last thirty years. In addition to teaching and lecturing, her works are in shows, museums, books, magazines - you name it! Join us on January 26 at 9:30 AM to hear Katie talk about her development from early paintings to traditional quilts and up to her present contemporary wall quilts.

On January 27th and again on the 28th, Katie will teach her workshops Composition. There is a $25 kit fee that includes virtually all the supplies needed for this class. Hope to see you there!

Sue Bianchi, Programs Chair

Rita will take us to the edge!

Posted October 20, 2014

On Monday evening, October 20th, we will follow Rita Hutchens 30 year journey in quilting and gather valuable insight into her Totally Tubular Technique of strip piecing. We will be entertained by a slide show of quilts and animated tutorials of processes.

On Tuesday, October 21st, Rita will be teaching her Mirror Image Magic: Zig-Zags and Chevrons class. In this workshop we will learn techniques to strip-piece mirror image bias tubes to create chevron and zig-zag patterns of any angle or size. Rita encourages you to tweak your brain, think out of the box and work intuitively to create your own unique patterns for components in quilts and garments. Lots of eye candy and samples are provided. This technique is a must for any quilting toolbox.

Sharon McElligott, Programs Chair

Parliamentarian News

Posted October 3, 2014

Congratulations and welcome to our newly elected board members:

  • Shelagh Deming, President
  • Anne Brooks, 2nd VP/Programs
  • Tami Giltz, Parliamentarian
  • Susan Arnold, Membership

The membership voted for the slate of nominees at elections held during the July and August general meetings.


Let's Be Thankful for Melody Crust!

Posted August 25, 2014

Fiber artist Melody Crust proudly proclaims that she loves all things shiny! Join us on Monday, November 17th at 9:30 a.m. to hear her present her lecture Quilt Toppings; Fun & Fanciful Embellishments.

On Tuesday November 18th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Melody will teach her Simple Surfaces workshop. Come and play with different surface embellishing techniques in this fun class! In addition to the class fee, there will be a kit fee of $30 that includes foil, adhesive, and paint sticks.

Sue Bianchi, Programs Chair

2015 Quilt Show Logo

Posted July 27, 2014

We're pleased to reveal the logo for our upcoming quilt show. Thanks to Tiffany Tamboury for the design concept and to Margot McClaughry the digital interpretation and execution. What a team! Click over to the quilt show website to see the new logo!

Quilt Show Chairs

2015 Quilt Show Children's Quilts

Posted July 27, 2014

Pass on the tradition of quilting to someone under the age of 18. These quilts, completed in the last two years and at least 70% completed by the young person, will be shown in a special Children's Quilt Exhibit at our quilt show in 2015. Summer is a perfect time to start a wonderful memory with those special children in your life. For more information, contact Quilt Show Chairs.

Quilt Show Chairs

Quilt Challenge for 2015 Quilt Show

Posted July 27, 2014

The theme for the 2015 Quilt Show Challenge is 'A Blast From the Past'. The challenge is open to all SCVQA members. This time around there are no kits to buy, just a few simple requirements. A special category has been added for established small quilt groups. Completed quilts are due on November 17 at the guild meeting. Please email: to sign up. You will receive a copy of the challenge rules and entry form via email. If you do not have access to email, please contact Nancy Brown (408-251-8272) or Mollie Anderson (408-274-8068 or 408-470-1319). Hope you'll join the fun. I'm sure there are lots of 'blasts' in all of our pasts!

Quilt Show Challenge Committee

2015 Quilt Show Featured Quilter Announced

Posted July 27, 2014

The Quilt Show committee is pleased to announce that Sue Frame will be our featured quilter. Sue's quilt "Firmament" was the viewer's favorite at the 2013 show and will be on the postcard for the upcoming show as well! We're looking forward to getting to know Sue as she shares her enthusiasm for quilting and how she creates her masterpieces.

Quilt Show Chairs

Quilting 101 Has Returned!

Posted July 27, 2014

Quilt 101 now meets on the second Tuesday of every month. Our new "forever" home is in the GYM on the WestGate Church campus. The gym offers us a large space, plenty of parking, immediate access to a bathroom and kitchen facilities. WestGate Church is offering us a great rental rate for this facility. SCVQA members will pay $5.00 for a 10 am to 3:30 pm day of learning and quilting with friends.

Quilting 101 Chairs

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