Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association

Monthly Meetings 

As we try to accommodate all our members needs and a changing economy, we will be having quarterly meetings in person in 2023, the rest of our meetings will be held online via Zoom. 

Guest Speakers

Each of our meetings features a special program. We bring in well-known quilters and textile artists from across the world to share their techniques and inspiration with us. This is a great way to get new, exciting ideas for revitalizing your quilt projects.

Our 2023 schedule of speakers can be found here!

Guests are welcome to attend our monthly meetings and lectures with these amazing guest speakers. The fee for non-members is $10.00, please click through below to register for the meeting, once confirmed you will be sent the link to join the Zoom meeting. Or consider joining our organization, for only $45 for the entire year. 

Upcoming Meetings

    • Mon, October 23, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • First Congregational Church, 1980 Hamilton Ave, San Jose, CA 95125

    Our very own Sue Bianchi will share her journey and artistry. 

    • Tue, October 24, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 20

    Questions can be directed to Patty Hair,

    • Mon, November 20, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • ZOOM

    During her presentation, Candace shares how she got the idea to make each quilt; along with the strategies I use throughout my process to stay organized, get things finished, and have fun while doing it.  She shares why she made the design decisions that she made. She hopes to help you see the world around you with fresh eyes, and get inspired by so much more than just other quilts.

    She loves hearing from those who have seen my program; that she inspires them and made them feel like they could do it!

    Find out more about Candace on her website,

    • Tue, November 21, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • ZOOM
    • 20

    "Candace says she doesn’t do difficult, and yet somehow her simple quilts look complex, putting a twist on traditional blocks.” Ricky and Alex, from The Quilt Show

    Candace’s workshop for November is A Maze Zing. This quilt started out as a variation on a jelly roll race. It will give participants practice on measuring and attaching borders. You can use it to make a very contemporary quilt quickly, but also works well with traditional fabrics for a classic look.

    Come and join us for what is sure to be a relaxing and inspiring workshop.

    • Session: November 21, 2023, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
    • Fee: $50 (members) (must  be a member both at sign-up time and day of workshop), $70 (non-members) 
    • Location: Zoom online platform
    • Supply list here

    Questions can be directed to Sandra Woodard,

Past events

Tue, September 26, 2023 Workshop: Jenny Lyon--Fearless Feathers Four Ways
Mon, September 25, 2023 September Meeting with Jenny Lyon--Quilting is a Contact Sport
Thu, September 21, 2023 September Zoom Sew-In
Mon, September 11, 2023 September Board Meeting
Tue, August 29, 2023 Workshop: Jennifer Holden-Mini Bargello Sunflower
Mon, August 28, 2023 Aug Meeting with Jennifer Holden-Creating Contrast in Your Quilts
Thu, August 17, 2023 August Zoom Sew-In
Wed, July 26, 2023 August Board Meeting
Tue, July 25, 2023 Workshop: Trudy Cleveland: Photograph your Quilts Like a Pro
Mon, July 24, 2023 July Meeting with Trudy Cleveland - Shoot Your Quilt
Thu, July 20, 2023 July Zoom Sew-In
Mon, July 10, 2023 July Board Meeting
Tue, June 27, 2023 Workshop: Rachel Derstine: Easy Landscape Quilt
Mon, June 26, 2023 June Meeting with Rachel Derstine - From Inspiration to Art Process
Thu, June 15, 2023 June Zoom Sew-In
Mon, June 12, 2023 June Board Meeting
Mon, May 22, 2023 May Meeting with Kathryn Pellman - Word Salad, Fashionistas & Girlfriends
Sat, May 20, 2023 Workshop: Kathryn Pellman - Paper Dolls for Grown Ups
Thu, May 18, 2023 May Zoom Sew-In
Mon, May 08, 2023 May Board Meeting
Tue, April 25, 2023 Workshop: Sheila Collins - Posies in the Sunshine
Mon, April 24, 2023 April Meeting with Sheila Collins - Creative Explorations
Thu, April 20, 2023 April Zoom Sew-In
Mon, April 10, 2023 April Board Meeting
Tue, March 28, 2023 Workshop: Nanette Zeller: Paint with Thread
Mon, March 27, 2023 March Meeting with Nanette Zeller - Creative Journey: Finding your Artistic Voice
Mon, March 13, 2023 March Board Meeting
Tue, February 28, 2023 Workshop: MJ Kinman - Dames & Diamonds
Mon, February 27, 2023 February Meeting with MJ Kinman - Gems & Joy: The Gemstone Quilts of MJ Kinman
Thu, February 16, 2023 Zoom Sew-In
Mon, February 13, 2023 February Board Meeting
Sun, February 12, 2023 Quilt Show Brainstorming
Tue, January 24, 2023 Workshop: Mel Beach - Mark Making Magic and Design by Dice
Mon, January 23, 2023 January Meeting with Guest Mel Beach, Fun and Games in Quilting
Thu, January 19, 2023 Zoom Sew-In
Mon, January 09, 2023 January Board Meeting
Mon, December 12, 2022 December Meeting with Guest Sue Stone, Woman With a Fish
Tue, November 15, 2022 Workshop: Sue Sherman - Hawaiian Quilting
Mon, November 14, 2022 November Board Meeting
Mon, November 14, 2022 November Meeting with Guest Sue Sherman
Tue, October 25, 2022 Workshop: Christina Cameli - Free Motion Design Lab
Mon, October 24, 2022 October Meeting with Guest Christina Cameli
Mon, October 10, 2022 October Board Meeting
Tue, September 27, 2022 Workshop: Sheila Frampton Cooper - Lines and Curves
Mon, September 26, 2022 September Meeting with Guest Sheila Frampton Cooper
Tue, September 20, 2022 September Open Sew
Mon, September 12, 2022 September Board Meeting
Tue, August 23, 2022 Workshop: Margarita Korioth - Hand Appliqué with Paper and Fabric.
Mon, August 22, 2022 August Meeting with Guest Margarita Korioth
Thu, August 11, 2022 August Open Sew
Mon, August 08, 2022 August Board Meeting
Sun, July 31, 2022 July Open Sew 2
Sat, July 30, 2022 Workshop: Audrey Esarey- Watercolor Quilt
Mon, July 25, 2022 July Meeting with Guest Audrey Esarey of Cotton & Bourbon
Wed, July 13, 2022 July Open Sew
Mon, July 11, 2022 July Board Meeting
Tue, June 28, 2022 Workshop: Natalya Khorover - Plastic Nature
Mon, June 27, 2022 June Meeting with Guest Natalya Khorover
Thu, June 16, 2022 June Open Sew 2
Mon, June 13, 2022 June Board Meeting
Sun, June 05, 2022 June Open Sew
Tue, May 24, 2022 Workshop: Jenny Haynes - Skinny Inset
Mon, May 23, 2022 May Meeting with Guest Jenny Haynes of Papper Sax Sten
Mon, May 09, 2022 May Board Meeting
Tue, April 26, 2022 Workshop: Youngmin Lee - Patchworked Bojagi (called Jogakbo)
Mon, April 25, 2022 April Meeting with Guest Youngmin Lee
Sat, April 23, 2022 Tickets - Wrapped in Love - Quilt Show 2022
Tue, April 19, 2022 April Open Sew (2)
Mon, April 11, 2022 April Board Meeting
Sun, April 10, 2022 April Open Sew
Thu, March 31, 2022 March Open Sew - Rescheduled
Tue, March 29, 2022 Workshop: Lisa Shepard Stewart - Ankara String Quilt
Mon, March 28, 2022 March Meeting with Guest Lisa Shepard Stewart
Sat, March 19, 2022 Boutique Sale and Mini Meeting
Mon, March 14, 2022 March Board Meeting
Thu, March 10, 2022 March Open Sew
Tue, March 01, 2022 Class Full - Registration Closed - Workshop: David Owen Hastings - Inspired by Architecture
Mon, February 28, 2022 February Meeting with Guest David Owen Hastings
Tue, February 15, 2022 February Open Sew (2)
Sat, February 05, 2022 February Open Sew
Tue, January 25, 2022 Workshop: Carolina Oneto - Curves and Transparencies
Mon, January 24, 2022 January Meeting with Guest Carolina Oneto
Mon, December 13, 2021 December Meeting with Guest Susan Hotchkis
Tue, November 23, 2021 Workshop: Geri Patterson-Kutras - Architectural Quilts
Mon, November 22, 2021 November Meeting with Guest Geri Patterson-Kutras


January 23, 9:30 am, in person meeting: Mel Beach

January 24, in person workshop: Mark Making Magic/Design by Dice

February 27, 7:00 pm, online meeting:  MJ Kinman

February 28, online workshop: Dames and Diamonds

March 27, 9:30 am, online meeting:  Nanette Zeller

March 28th, online workshop: Painting with Thread

April 24, 7:00 pm, in person meeting:  Sheila Collins

April 25, in person workshop: Posies in the Sunshine

May 22, 9:30 am, online meeting:  Kathryn Pellman

May 23, online workshop: Paper Dolls for Grownups

June 26, 7:00 pm, online meeting:  Rachel Derstine

June 27th, online workshop: Easy Landscape Quilt


July 24, 9:30 am, in person meeting:  Trudy Cleveland

July 25, in person workshop: How to Photograph your Quilt like a Pro

August 28, 7:00 pm, online meeting:  Jennifer Houlden

August 29, online workshop: Mini Bargello Sunflower

September 25, 9:30 am, online meeting:  Jenny Lyon

September 26, online workshop: Fearless Feathers 4 Ways

October 23, 7:00 pm, in person meeting:  Mary McCauley

October 24, in person workshop: Fabric and Form: Pop Ups

November 20, 9:30 am, online meeting:  Candace Hassen

November 21, online workshop: A Maze Zing

December 18, 7:00 pm, online meeting:  Jaimie Davis

No workshop

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