Let’s Get Our Party On!!!
We will have wonderful food, delicious desserts and maybe you could win one
(or more) of the fabulous raffle items! The silent auction will run exactly
as it has all these many years. Bring your items, and set them up on the
tables around the room. Remember to take home anything that is not lovingly
purchased by someone else in the guild. If you wish to donate a quilt for auction,
please let me know ahead of time, and bring it to the meeting. All proceeds
benefit the guild and our ongoing efforts to share this craft with our community.
Let’s make some memories!
While pulling out Christmas presents bought all year long, we also come
across items we had to have and have never used. Notions we couldn’t live
without, fabric bundles we knew would make a wonderful quilt, items we were
gifted, but had two of already. Gently used items could go from not-yet-trash
to someone else’s treasure! Bring them all to the Silent Auction! All proceeds go
to the guild.
Are you ready for the holidays, yet? Crush time is upon us. Join your friends
at SVQG in celebrating this festive, busy time of the year with our own mini
quilt show of holiday quilts. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas,
New Years. Yes, you were warned that we will be having a Serious Discussion. That will
take a limited (by the clock) time at the beginning of the meeting along with the
usual business. THEN we will get up, move around as you choose, and
1) help arrange the Brown Bag Challenge blocks into quilt top(s)
2) look at the holiday quilts hanging all around the room
3) watch a demo about making a cathedral window quilt and receive
instructions for starting your own Cathedral.
Show & Tell will follow so we can see the quilts you bring that don’t fit on the racks.
We really love Show & Tell. The more the merrier. This is your chance to share
quilts and wall hangings we might not have ever seen. If you get there early,
you won’t even have to get up on stage, your quilts can be pinned to sheets on
Nancy Ota will bring us her program on Japanese textiles – how different
textiles from Japan are made as well as her quilts and garments using vintage
cottons and silks. Nancy lives in San Clemente and has
been quilting, teaching and designing patterns since 1988. Her quilts have
been juried into many shows; her patterns are sold worldwide. She uses a
wide variety of styles, techniques and materials. She credits her many
talented friends and teachers for support and ideas.
Our guild enjoyed her presentation andworkshop several years ago. We look
forward to hearing what is new.
Heidi Stagno learned to love and appreciate
quilting from her Grandma Leota while
growing up in Pocatello, Idaho. Today, Heidi lives with
her husband John and her 6-year-old
twin daughters. She is a professional
longarm quilter and teaches longarm
In answer to the question “How do I quilt
my top?” she would answer, “Look into
the quilt and it will tell you.” While she
has not experienced a quilt that will
actually talk to her, Heidi does
investigate the piecing, the fabric, and
the scale of design, the style or theme.
The answer is very simple “opposites
attract.” If the quilt has busy fabric or
lots of piecing, go simple. If the quilt is
plain and simple, dress it up with fancy
Learn more about Heidi on her blog:
Come to the May Guild meeting and be prepared to be impressed as you
will view some lovely, completed Round Robin Quilts.
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing a few of these quilts evolve and, WOW, they are
We have 19 members who participated in the Round Robin
activity and I want to say ‘Thank you!’ The rest of our members will get to
enjoy your hard work!! Participants, remember to bring your
finished project to share.
Quilter Sharon Mountford
The Simi Valley Quilt Guild has three major things going on during our April 2018 meeting.
- We will be saying goodbye and a huge thank you to our past board, and welcome in our new board of directors.
- We will be turning in our 3rd round for the round robin, and picking out our last round.
- Quilt University! Time to learn from some of our favorite teachers…..Guild Members!
There will also be updates on the Garden Party that will take place later this month!