Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association

Monthly Meetings 

Due to Covid concerns SCVQA general meetings continue to be held virtually on the Zoom platform through the end of 2022. You will receive a link to the meeting in a confirmation email once you have registered. 

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 guests for 2022 include Carolina Oneta, David Owen Hastings, Lisa Shepard Stewart, Youngmin Lee, Jenny Haynes of Papper Sax Sten, Natalya Khorover, Audrey Esarey of Cotton & Bourbon, Margarita Korioth, Sheila Frampton Cooper, Christina Cameli, Sue Sherman, and Sue Stone! 

Please check the calendar below to see when each of our speakers is visiting. 

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, August 22, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom Platform Online

    August will feature Margarita Korioth. Her quilts and art are playful, colorful and joyful. She is an award winner at Quilt National, and her work and techniques are truly unique. 

    Her lecture is The Odd Couple-Paper and Fabric in Quilts. She will explain the ways she integrates paper and fabric. Margarita has spent years experimenting with different media, paint, dye and new techniques. She will provide lots of tips on incorporating mixed media into our art. 

    Visit Margarita’s website to see her quilts and art: 


    • Mon, September 26, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom Platform Online

    In September our speaker will be Sheila Frampton Cooper, an amazing textile artist and quilter. Sheila spent years painting, making jewelry and photography before being bitten by the quilting bug. She has transformed the medium into an exciting exploration of color and design. Since 2021 Sheila has exhibited and won awards at IQA World of Beauty in Houston, the AQS show in Paducah Kentucky, and Road to California. Sheila loves teaching and has brought her passion to her improvisational workshops, sharing her inspirations with her students.

    She will be presenting her lecture Color and Inspiration. Sheila finds color fascinating and exciting. Color has the power to shift moods. She will discuss the significance of color, in our lives, the natural world and in art. She will touch on a bit of science, color relationships and explore personal preferences. She uses artists from different mediums to illustrate the power of color. 

    Sheila’s striking quilts will be an inspiration to everyone, you can see her creations at

    • Mon, October 24, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom Platform Online

    October will bring us Christina Cameli. Cristina is Portland-based, though she has been sewing since she was a child she fell in love with quilting in 2003. She has authored five quilting books, mostly on free motion quilting on a home machine. She has designed and published quilt patterns and fabric lines. She is also an instructor, with classes available on Craftsy and her website. 

    Christina’s talk is called How Should I Quilt It? She will give tips and ideas about quilting designs and techniques using her own quilts and photos of members quilts!

    For more information about Christina check out her website: 

    • Mon, November 14, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom Platform Online

    Sue Sherman will be our November speaker and instructor, coming to us from Canada. Her lecture is Quilting Journey of a Renaissance Woman. One of her specialties is Hawaiian Quilting, if you have always admired the work of the quilters of our nation’s 50th state, now is your chance to learn how to make your own. Learn more about Sue at her website:

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

    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:

    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. 

Past events

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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