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December Quilt Meeting

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Our annual Christmas/Holiday Party is this Month!!!! We will have Food, Live Auctions, Raffles,

Silent Auction….did I mention FOOD?!’

Bring your Silent Auction donations to the meeting that night. The donations don’t have to be

Quilt related. They can be anything you think someone else might like! Gardening equipment,

books you’ve already read, etc. You can donate old Quilting books or patterns you aren’t

going to need anymore…….quilts you’ve started….blocks you haven’t put together yet. Quilt

magazines, quilting tools…..So go through your stash (yes fabric is acceptable!!!!) and your

sewing room and free yourself from these constant reminders of projects you haven’t finished

and maybe never will!!!

I mentioned FOOD. Here is how the Potluck breaks down:

A – M bring a Main Dish

N – S bring a Side Dish or Salad

T – Z bring Dessert

Almost forgot!!!! Our tables will be decorated with ‘baskets’ which mini groups or just

friends have put together to be raffled off. There are some really nice ‘baskets’ and even a


So we’ll see you at the December meeting starting at 6:30pm

November Program Billie Lauder

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Speaker – Billie Lauder
Scrap and mystery quilt expert
She will be presenting a trunk show of her many years of quilting.
We are lucky to have Billie speak at our guild. It has been many years since she
has spoken at our guild. She is a charter member of the guild and taught adult
school in Simi for many years. For many of our guild members, she is the first
teacher that we have had. She was one of the first to design mystery quilts. She
can make a very simple design look much harder than it is.
Billy is retiring from lecturing, and this will be one of her last lectures and

Nancy Oa


Nancy Ota lives in San Clemente, California and has been quilting, teaching and designing
patterns for over 20 years. You may know her from her screen bags that revolutionized
bag making. She is also an experienced quilter and embroiderer. Her quilts are all unusual
and many incorporate her love of sashiko.
Tonight her trunk show is concentrated o Japanese textiles and how many of those fabric
are made. Her collection is mainly Japanese vintage cottons.
I have heard her speak twice, and her lectures never cease to amaze me with her gorgeous
quilts, many based on traditional Japanese quilting.
Nancy will be presenting a workshop on Sashiko using traditional techniques and designs.
Saturday, September 26.

August Meeting and Bib Update

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Quilt College
Tonight is Quilt College. We have an amazing line-up of professors to present new and
exciting quilting projects and techniques. Some of the topics are how to get your quilt
ready for long arming, magic quilt balls and quilt boxes, disappearing 9 patch a new way,
and a few other surprise projects.
Come ready to learn and have a fun evening with your friends.




Bibs for the veterans update. We made over 50 bibs. Two mini groups made over 13 bibs
each and one group took home unfinished bibs and completed them. Numerous members
also took home bibs to complete, so the number will probably be over 60. I will be giving
the completed bibs to Valley Quiltmakers to take to the Veterans Home near the West LA
VA hospital. If anyone is interested in working on projects for the veterans on a regular
basis, Valley Quiltmakers has a group that meets monthly in the San Fernando Valley to
sew. Let me know and I will give you the contact person.


If your last name begins with
U – Z
Please bring enough goodies for
2 dozen people
Block Party
Quartered 9

Sewing bibs for the Veterans

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Prepare for an evening of sewing and conversation. We will
be making bibs for retired soldiers at VA convalescent homes
and retirement homes. There has been a request for these bibs.
We need fabric for the bibs. Material appropriate for men or
patriotic fabric is most needed. You will need to bring your
sewing machine and basic sewing supplies. Irons and ironing
boards will also be needed.
If you don’t want to sew bibs, bring whatever projects you have
to work on and spend an evening talking with friends.

Hawaiian Quilts with Nancy Lee Chong

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Nancy Lee Chong made her first quilt, a queen-size Hawaiian quilt, in 1980 while living in
Hawaii. She began teaching her stress-free needle turn techniques and Hawaiian quilt making in
1982 when she and her husband and daughter moved to Seattle, Washington. Nancy’s degree
in education, her experience with all styles of appliqué, and her understanding of what a
beginner goes through, have made her one of the premier appliqué teachers in the United
States. Nancy’s quilts have appeared in numerous books and magazines, and she has traveled
across the USA and Canada, sharing her stress-free approach to needle turn appliqué with
beginners and experienced quilters. She is on the faculty at, where she
receives rave reviews for her Hawaiian, Celtic, Baltimore and Hand Quilting classes. Watch for
her new classes there in the future.

Nancy will be presenting a trunk show with traditional Hawaiian quilts and variations on
Hawaiian quilts including her line of  2 color appliqué quilts. Her patterns are on display at Quilty
Pleasures. Visit to see their full selection of appliqué quilt patterns, and
videos; and to view Nancy’s calendar, résumé and class descriptions.

Simi Valley Quilt Guild 2014 Round Robin

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15 Blocks, 4 rounds resulting in 15 one of a kind quilts.

One person would turn in a block, the second person (who did not know who the first person was) would add a boarder, three more people would add on to the quilt, and like magic 15 wonderful quilts were created.



Our Big Winner was Lisa’s fall themed block:IMG_9726


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Upcoming Events:


 February 2014

Please join us this month for Bobbie Finley , who has been a quiltmaker for many years and more recently an author.  She will be showing us her technique for Quick Applique and Tile Quilts.

The Round Robin entry has been extended one more month – get your blocks in by February.  The reveal will be in May.


March 2014

Quilts ‘N Force annual Sew-In!  Wear you pajamas, bring your sewing machines, iron, etc.  There will be kits available.

We will also be electing officers for the 2014-2015 Governing Board.  It is important that your voice be heard, so please plan on attending this meeting.

For info on other future guild programs and guest speakers go to:  Programs/Workshops