- Quilt show coordinator for the California Oil Museum
- Announced Dear Jane quilt theme for the California Oil Museum quilt show
- Show dates mid- October through January
- Conejo Valley Quilt Guild member
- Lynne is a member of an American quilt study group
- Camarillo Quilt Guild member
- garment sewing teacher
- Lynne loves to knit, crochet and spin.
- Pam wants to have more fun quilting
- Loves garment sewing
- Pam has a sewing blog and will post a link on our website.
Fat Quarter Swap:
- This fat quarter will be incorporated into your block for next month’s block challenge.
- In honor of June being a popular month for weddings, we are calling our block challenge, “Something old, Something new, Something borrowed Something blue”. The challenge will be to use the fabric you received in the fabric swap as your “borrowed item.”
- The blocks do not have to be wedding related.
- The block doesn’t need to be square.
- Kelly shared the latest edition of FabShop News Magazine
- All members are encouraged to fill out the guild survey posted on the VCMQG site.
- Jaybird Quilts Workshop:We are in the scheduling stage for our workshop with Julie of Jaybird Quilts and will update you as soon as we have a date confirmed.
- Modern Minimal:A book signing and discussion with Alyssa Haight Carlton is in the works. We are planning on contacting Alyssa in August to reschedule this event.
- Possible Woad Fabric Dyeing Workshop :Any guild members that are interested in a woad fabric dyeing workshop at superbuzzy should contact Kelly for details
Camarillo Quilt Guild Quilt Show:
- Overall, the show went very well.
- Venders were happy.
- Foot traffic was steady
- Picture and Hawaiian quilt venders were honorably mentioned.
- Pam indicated that she enjoyed volunteering at the show because it gave her an opportunity to examine the show quilts up close. She was impressed by the workmanship and intricacy of the quilts and was truly inspired by them.
- The lighting in the building was low
- There were complications with advertising
- Quiltcon is a convention dedicated to modern quilting.
- Dates and Location: February 21st through the 24 th 20013 in Austin Texas.
- Quiltcon Block Challenge : What does Modern Quilting Means to You?
- Recommended Kona solid colors for the block challenge: cyan, azure, candy green, lime, chartreuse, buttercup, school bus, tangerine, white, medium grey, and coal.
Ventura County Fair 2012:
- Block Challenge/Quilt Challenge Theme: Rides, Ribbons, and Rodeos
- Block Size: 12 ½ by 12 ½ inches
- Quilt Size: 42 by 42 inches and may be any shape.
- Entries may be dropped off on Fair Entry Days
- Fair Entry Dates: July 20,2012 – July 22,2012
Show and Tell:
- Sarah Wilkinson’s Baby Quilt:
- Sarah used a bamboo block pattern. She reversed the arrangement of the blocks rather than rotating them (suggested in the pattern) and created a new version of the block as a result.
- Linda Wilkinson’s Challenge Quiltfor CQA (“Pick a Letter, any Letter”.)
- Eye Chart: I love to quilt! Do You?
- Linda Wilkinson’s Dragon Fly #1(more dragon fly quilts to come!)
- Linda is still experimenting with quilting on her Bernina.
- Derek Towers’ Triangle Quilt:
- Derek’s presented his first finished quilt. He designed the block pattern using AutoCAD. His initial plan was to have the triangles rotating in the same direction but the arrangement of the triangles varied as the progression of the quilt evolved.
- Susan Leech’s Retro 30’s Basket Quilt:
- Hand appliqué, hexagons, and machine piecing were incorporated to construct her quilt.
- Susan Leech’s Strata Quilt:
- Susan constructed this quilt by piecing strips of fabric together and cutting the length of strips into 6 ½ inch blocks. Susan loved to piece this quilt saying,” I finally had fun! Improvisational piecing is very freeing!”
- 18 fat quarters were used to construct the quilt top
- Christa Huwe’s Chevron Quilt:
- Christa’s quilt was Improvisational pieced
- Christa Huwe’s Spider Web Quilt:
- Christa used improvisational piecing in her quilt using a variety of different fabrics from her stash. The color purple was featured in the quilt. Christa had a couple blocks remaining after completing the quilt top and decided to make pillows to match.
- Lynne Woods’ Peach and a Pear Challenge Quilt:
- Lynne created peach and pears and fused the pieces on to her quilt. She secured the fruit shapes with machine appliqué .
- Kelly, Maureen, and, Andres attended a Woad fabric dying workshop :
- Kelly shared her PFD fabric dyed in gradients of blues. She is planning on using her hand dyed fabric to make a monochromatic quilt. Maureen was intrigued by the dyeing process. She was amazed to see the fabric colors emerge right before he eyes! Andres was wearing a pair of converse high-tops he had dyed at the workshop.
Maureen and Kelly at Quilt Market:
- Maureen and Kelly will be keeping the guild posted on many of the newest fabric lines, gadgets/notions, renowned fabric designers and quilt bloggers at Quilt Market!
Next Meeting Date:
- June 11, 2012