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 is below!

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

melbeachquilts.com

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


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

mjkinman.com

February 28, online workshop: Dames and Diamonds


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

nanettesewz.com

March 28th, online workshop: Painting with Thread


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

sheilacollins.us

April 25, in person workshop: Posies in the Sunshine


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

kathrynpellman.com

May 23, online workshop: Paper Dolls for Grownups


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

rachelderstinedesigns.com

June 27th, online workshop: Easy Landscape Quilt


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

trudycleveland.com

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


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

quiltsbyjen.ca

August 29, online workshop: Mini Bargello Sunflower


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

quiltskipper.com

September 26, online workshop: Fearless Feathers 4 Ways


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

mccauleyart.com

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


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

quiltdesignsbycandace.com

November 21, online workshop: A Maze Zing


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

loopytulips.com

No workshop


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, December 12, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom Platform Online
    Register

    For December we will have Sue Stone from the UK, who will give her talk, Woman with a Fish. Sue’s work is largely narrative in nature, and is sure to delight us all. Join us at our last meeting of 2022, as we welcome Sue.

    Learn more about Sue at her website: https://womanwithafish.com/

    December's meeting won't include normal business, but will be a chance to hear from a great guest artist, Sue Stone, and spend time together. 

    • Mon, January 09, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom Platform Online
    Register

    SCVQA Board Meeting. All members are welcome to attend board meetings. If you have an agenda item you would like added, please email president@scvqa.org

    After registering you will be provided a link to join the Zoom meeting that will come in an email. 

    • Mon, January 23, 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Westhope Presbyterian Church: Sanctuary, 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070

    Our own Mel Beach joins us in January for our first live meeting in almost three years!

    It's game on for this playful twist on quilting! Join Mel as she shares her nine favorite ways to incorporate fun and games into quilting including rolling the dice to explore new design possibilities, playing card inspiration, and of course everything is awesome when Lego bricks are involved! She will share insights into the games she plays and their fun results. We hope you are inspired to develop a game plan for adding some creative play into your day!

    Learn more about Mel at her website: melbeachquilts.com



    • Mon, February 27, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom Platform Online
    Register

    The most beautiful gemstone captures light and reflects it back to us with unique brilliance, revealing its fiery personality. These are the divas and the drama queens of the gem world. Every one of them has a story to tell…just like people. This slide lecture and trunk show chronicle MJ's story–her 20-year adventure learning how to create the biggest diamonds in the world in the softest medium–cloth.

    During her presentation, MJ will discuss how she selects gems that qualify as “divas and drama queens” and what they teach us about how to add sparkle to any art quilt. She will talk about the techniques to create and assemble the hundreds of pieces in each diamond, materials she uses to create the wash of color and light across a gem's surface, and the quilting techniques that enhance a gem's facets. And, as so often happens with any artist's decades-long journey, she will share what I’ve learned from her leap from the Corporate Life and into the Creative Life.

    Learn more about MJ at her website: https://mjkinman.com/


        



Past events

Mon, November 14, 2022 November Board Meeting
Mon, November 14, 2022 November Meeting with Guest Sue Sherman
Mon, October 24, 2022 October Meeting with Guest Christina Cameli
Mon, October 10, 2022 October Board Meeting
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
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
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
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
Mon, May 23, 2022 May Meeting with Guest Jenny Haynes of Papper Sax Sten
Mon, May 09, 2022 May Board Meeting
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
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
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
Mon, January 24, 2022 January Meeting with Guest Carolina Oneto
Mon, December 13, 2021 December Meeting with Guest Susan Hotchkis
Mon, November 22, 2021 November Meeting with Guest Geri Patterson-Kutras

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