Special Events

Canyon has all types of special events. They are different each year, and we are always looking for help deciding what they should be. So please let us know if you’d like to help with those decisions.
Look through these events and pick those that look like fun! Better yet, attend them all!

We have two FRIENDS COME FREE meetings. This year they are March 20 with Jane LaFazio and September 18 with Susan Carlson.

April 17
This is a Make-and-Take event at the regular meeting time and place. For a very affordable kit fee, choose either to make a “Pop-Up Container” or a custom name tag. There will be instructions and lots of materials to play with!

May 8 – May 11
Canyon’s annual retreat at Vina De Lestonnac in Temecula. This is an wonderful opportunity to leave town for a few days, be fed incredibly delicious meals in a gorgeous setting, with no obligations except to have fun with your friends. We can sew into the late night, wake up and start again as early as we want, or sleep in and relax! Make sure you sign up early, as spaces are limited.

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June 17
On Saturday, June 17 Canyon is presenting its 1st annual Studio Tour! Do you love to see where others create? Want to see special thread,  fabric, and embellishment storage ideas? Would you love to see how others decorate with their quilts and art? If so, the Canyon Quilt Guild three-Studio tour is for you!
The tour will take place Saturday, June 17 from 10 am until 2 pm and includes the studios of Jan Hayman, Pam Kay and Marty Ornish, all in East County.  Tickets are $20 each, sales are limited to the first 100 people, and Canyon Quilt Guild Members get the first chance to buy them. Buy them at the meetings, or see below for email link.

June 19
The 2017 Canyon Challenge theme will be revealed at this meeting. Don’t miss it! Get a head start on making your prize winning quilt that will show at both the November Canyon meeting and at Visions Art Museum in 2018!

Donate one of your own beautiful creations to Canyon. These donated quilts will be put up for sale at the San Diego Quilt Show and ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO CANYON!  Deadline for donation is this month, at the June meeting!

June 2 – July 4
The Del Mar Fair hits town on June 2 – July 4. Canyon Quilters is volunteering to manage the quilting booth in the Craft and Needlework booth at the San Diego County Fair. Sign up to volunteer to help, or just come to the fair and have fun!

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July 17
GARAGE SALE! Who doesn’t love to shop? Particularly at this very special garage sale where there will be plenty of fabric, notions, rulers and books – all at bargain prices.
And if you want to clean out your sewing stash to make room for more, this could be the perfect time!

August 21
Come to this work party, where you can choose to support any of Canyon’s three philanthropic organizations. You can cut, sew or bind, however you want to spend your time. Bring your sewing kit and a machine if you want to piece or quilt. And plan to have some fun!

November
Challenge quilts to be revealed at this special meeting. Theme and rules announced in June.

This is also the night of the Canyon pot luck dinner. It is a wonderful social occasion where you can chat with friends, meet new friends, and break all the rules and eat dessert first!

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