August Meeting


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.

June 2018 Meeting Featuring Heidi Stagno

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:

May 2018 Meeting Reveal Time

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.

Thanks, Laurie

Garden Party

Simi Valley Quilt Guild is hosting the 2018 Garden Party

April 21st

10 AM- 4 PM

Located at 1642 Rambling Road Simi Valley CA

Admission $15


There will be a boutique full of wonderful handmade items, made by the Simi Valley Quilt Guild, a 50/50 drawing, and a plant sale.


In addition there will be lunch served at noon, and a Live Quilt Auction at 1 PM.

Auction Quilt


Remember to wear flat shoes and a hat….there will be a prize for the best decorated hat!

April 2018 Meeting- Quilt University

Quilter Sharon Mountford

The Simi Valley Quilt Guild has three major things going on during our April 2018 meeting.

  1.  We will be saying goodbye and a huge thank you to our past board, and welcome in our new board of directors.
  2. We will be turning in our 3rd round for the round robin, and picking out our last round.
  3. 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!