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Quilt Show!

Every two years, an exciting event occurs in SCVQA and it is time for it to happen again! You will see beautiful quilts, enjoy interesting demonstrations, meet featured quilter Sue Frame, buy the latest fabric and quilt related products from vendors, check in on Philanthropy's efforts, see a miniature quilt show and possibly win a beautiful basket of goodies--most with a quilt in them. You will want to check out the 45 SCVQA completed workshop projects and explore the history of our association in a special 40th Anniversary display.

Your wonderful quilt show committee has worked diligently to make this the best show possible. Over 300 of your quilts, plus quilts from the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild, will be hung on our beautiful new stands with black drapes--it should look very professional. There is also a new hanging system, very sleek and almost invisible in front of the drapes. Come early, come often, (your wrist band is good for the entire weekend) and bring your relatives and friends! The doors open at 10:00AM on Saturday and Sunday, March 14th and 15th.

As you make your way to the Quilt Show, consider using Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Light Rail. The Great America stop is directly in front of the Convention Center. Those traveling by car are encouraged to carpool and find free parking at the Convention Center Parking Garage and the parking garage across the street from Levi's Stadium. Detailed directions to the Convention Center may be obtained at www.santaclara.org/gettingaround.

We look forward to seeing you and all of your friends at the Santa Clara Convention Center on the 14th and 15th. Spread the word!

Celebrate Spring with Christy Fincher and Purple Dasies

Posted March 1, 2015

On Monday morning, March 23, join us in welcoming Cristy Fincher, daughter of Master Quilter, Sharon Schamber. Cristy, a former school teacher, for the last 10 years has focused her attention on building her quilting business Purple Dai- sies. She continues her love of teaching and quilting as taught by her mom. She teaches locally and nationally and shares her tutorials online at Sew Much Like Mom.

On Tuesday, March 24, Cristy will teach her workshop Paperless Paper Piecing. She will teach you all the joys of precision paper piecing without the annoyance of having to rip out paper. This should be a fun day!

Border Trunk Show in April

Posted March 1, 2015

On April 27, 2015, Jan Soules brings a trunk load of her fabulous quilts to our 7 pm meeting to show examples of Spectacular Borders. Jan is a California quilter with an international audience. Her quilts, which have a unique use of color and unusual fabrics, have won numerous awards and are featured in several books and calendars. On Tuesday, April 28, she will demonstrate Curve Piecing with Bias Strips. This is a technique we will all find useful.

It's All About Love and Quilting

Posted February 14, 2015

February is the month of love and Nancy Bavor has some unique insights. February 23 at 7 PM she will discuss The California Art Quilt: From the Summer of Love to the New Millennium. Nancy will explain some of the cultural forces and identify early trailblazers in the art quilting movement that began in California and Ohio. This will be a wonderful look at quilt history in our 40th year. Nancy will be the quilt appraiser at our Quilt Show in March.

February 24 is Open Sew. Bring your UFOs or new projects to work on; consider bringing something from a previous workshop. Fee is $5 and places are sure to fill fast.

Quilt Show Entry Period is Closed

Updated February 14, 2015

The quilt show deadline was Thursday, 12 February.

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

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.

Parliamentarian

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: blastfromthepast201540@yahoo.com 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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