SCVQA Holiday Party
Monday Evening, December 16
Posted December 5, 2013
Arrive in the lobby with a dozen or two of your favorite cookies and 10 to 15 copies of the recipe. The object of this will be to share a tasty treat with fellow SCVQA members and let them take home the recipe of their favorites to share during the holidays. Please note boldly on the recipe if the cookies contain nuts to accommodate those with allergies.
After a very brief business meeting, we will have a Show and Tell so plan on bringing your favorite creation from the past year, or maybe a quilt that has special meaning for you or your family.
We will be sharing with two special charities this year, one for our wonderful quilts and the other for more basic items:
For those who would like to donate quilts, we will be providing all quilts collected to the Child Abuse Council (CAC) of Santa Clara County.
CAC's need is for quilts appropriately sized for younger and older kids, toddlers to teens, both boys and girls, each of whom is given a quilt the first time they are brought into the interview center. This will give them something of comfort to take with them to the next stop in their journey.
More information about this organization can be seen at CAC.
A non-quilt related opportunity for giving please consider The Grateful Garment Project.
The mission of this organization is to ensure that every victim of a sexual crime who crosses the threshold of a SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) facility or who seeks medical attention and/or law enforcement involvement is provided with whatever new clothing, toiletry, snack items and miscellaneous items they may require.
If you can't help yourself and would like to sew something for this organization, fleece lap throws and quillows are appreciated.
Suggested purchased donations are: Larger sizes of sweat pants or pajama bottoms, sweaters, sweatshirts, sport bras, underwear, T-shirts. Also needed are slippers, flip-flops or slip-on sandals, hairbrushes, hair ties and toothbrushes, non-perishable items such as protein and granola bars, microwavable meals and soup, etc. Also welcome are financial donations. Please make your tax-deductible donation payable to: The Grateful Garment Project. More information can be obtained at: The Grateful Garment Project
Ring in the New Year with Therese May!
Posted December 5, 2013
Could we begin 2014 any better? Multiple award winning Therese May has had works published in numerous books and magazines as well as having works chosen to exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute and at the Louvre. San Jose is so lucky to claim her as one of their own artists! Join us on Monday, January 27th at 9:30 a.m. to hear Therese speak on her story as an artist and quilter.
On Tuesday, January 28th from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Therese will teach her class Quilted Portraits. These wonderful, technique filled quilts can range from people to pets to fictional characters. Sign up soon! This class will fill quickly.More ...
Special Opportunity at November Meeting
Posted October 12, 2013
Last November the Guild was saddened at the loss of a long-time member, Marilyn Abbott. Marilyn had run our quilt show a few years ago and was an active volunteer in many areas. Like the rest of us, her sewing room had a number of UFOs. Her family graciously allowed her small quilt group, TBA, to take and finish a number of her quilts. The smaller quilts were given to friends and donated to various venues. But three of the larger quilts have been completed and will be displayed at the November meeting. Two of the quilts just needed a little bit more quilting and binding and one just needed binding. You will have an opportunity to win one of these quilts. The timing is perfect for a possible gift for someone on your list. Proceeds will benefit the Guild. More ...
Cathie Hoover Retrospective Trunk Show
Posted October 3, 2013
On the morning of November 18th, Cathie Hoover will show 21+ years of original work including quilts and garments! She'll share her techniques, materials, trade secrets, and inspirations (some of them involving cows). In addition to speaking and teaching extensively, Cathie has won multiple awards for her quilts and wearable arts.
On November 19th, Cathie will teach a class called Technique Sampler. Join this great class for extensive demonstrations and hands-on applications of the techniques that she uses to make her quilts so unique. You will leave the class with the skill to use these techniques to make them uniquely yours!
Tonye Belinda Phillips is Coming in October!
Posted July 14, 2013
A native or Oregon, quilter Tonye Belinda Phillips' passion for folk art inspired her to develop a simple method for making stunning hand-appliquéd quilts. She has her own ideas for choosing fabrics, working with color, and creating the appliqué shapes, as well as placing, basting, and stitching them up. Her work is whimsical and a joy to look at.
Several of her quilts have been featured in various quilting books including: Through the Garden Gate by Jean and Valori Wells, Transitions by Andrea Balosky and Quilted Memories by Mary Lou Weidman. Her work can also be seen at the Clearwater Gallery and Sisters Art Works in Sisters, Oregon and The Stitchin Post in Sisters, Oregon.
Parliamentarian News: Voting
Posted June 23, 2013
According to the SCVQA Bylaws, the Board of Directors at their May meeting approved the following slate of officers for the 2013-2014 term.
|First VP||Terri Schneider|
|3rd VP/Programs||Sue Bianchi|
|Recording Secretary||Janet Hagquist|
The slate of candidates was presented to the general membership at the May 20 meeting. The floor was opened for nominations. No nominations were received. This process will be repeated at the June general meeting. Voting on the slate will be conducted at the July and August meetings.
Date Changes for November Meeting, Workshop
Posted May 3, 2013
Because the church has a conflict with our regular meeting date in November, SCVQA will meet a week earlier than we had planned. Cathie Hoover, our contracted speaker, was able to change her schedule to present her lecture on Monday, November 18, 2013 and teach a class on Tuesday, November 19. Please mark your calendars now. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for our members.
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