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Speakers + Workshops + Other Activities

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Canyon Quilters of San Diego meet the third Monday of every month except December (we do not meet in December).
All of our meetings and workshops are via Zoom at this time.

Social time starts at 6:15pm. The evening program begins at 6:30pm.

There is sharing at almost all meetings, as well as a special event or a lecture/trunk show by the evening’s speaker.


Let’s start exploring!
Take a look at each tab (below) to see
Canyon’s current speakers + workshops + activities.

March Lecture & Workshop

Program at 3/15 Meeting: Expanding My Quilting Journey. Back by popular demand, this Romanian-born engineer and designer returns to our guild.

  • Zoom meeting
    • Social time 6:15pm
    • Evening program 6:30pm

Workshop 3/20 (Sat) and 3/28 (Sun): Only One. Make a stunning, modern and artful quilt using a simplified stack-and-whack technique. On the first day, students cut and sew pieces to create blocks. Then on the second day, you finish sewing blocks and compose your quilt. By the end of day two, many students will finish their quilt top. The class features several fast sewing techniques, in addition to the stack-and-whack method, as well as information about value composition and layout.

The best fabric for this pattern need has a large repeat (ideally 22″ to 24″ but a 15″ repeat can also work), a fairly large and varied print (a small print does not work), a good amount of negative space and a limited number of colors. For more info on Dory Cary’s class click here.


This workshop is now open to Canyon members and non-members.
   

Only One by Dora Cary
Only One by Dora Cary
Two-day Zoom workshop on March 20 (Sat) & 28 (Sun), 2021 taught by Dora Cary.

Workshop: 9am to 4pm each day

April Lecture & Workshop

Program at 4/19 Meeting: Quilts that Honor Friends, Family and Freedom. This fun and informative lecture and trunk show covers the history of the Lancaster Diamond Sampler. First we’ll hear about the various techniques used to create the unique designs in the quilt. Next we’ll learn about the role of quilting in response to conflicts in American history, including the quilt groups that banded together to support those who served to defend our country.

  • Zoom meeting
    • Social time 6:15pm
    • Evening program 6:30pm

Workshop 4/17: Making the Lancaster Diamond Sampler Quilt. In this workshop you learn how to cut, piece and create your own Lancaster Diamond Sampler, which is done using a versatile diamond shape. The quilt is made using fabrics, as well as both recycled orphan blocks and tops. The quilt squares are inspired by the Lancaster Diamond Sampler made in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the mid-1800’s by a group “called “girl cousins.” This was a group of friends, family, young and old, new and experienced quilters who shared knowledge, fabric and patterns as they worked on quilts. For more info on the Lancaster Diamond Sampler click here.


This workshop is only open to Canyon members at this time.
It will open to non-members no later than March 18, 2021 and this is typically announced on QuilterzNooz.
   

Lancaster Diamond Sampler by Ann Holte
Lancaster Diamond Sampler by Ann Holte
April 17, 2021 Zoom workshop taught by Ann Holte.

Workshop: 9am to 4pm

May Lecture & Workshop

Program at 5/17 Meeting: Movin’ On – The Magic of Movement in Quilts. During Karen’s talk she’ll explore the magic of movement in quilts.

  • Zoom meeting
    • Social time 6:15pm
    • Evening program 6:30pm

Workshop 5/15: Infrognito. Frogs come in crazy colors, so jump into your stash! It’s true: frogs come in fantastic colors and patterns so just about anything goes. We’ll create these frogs learning a surprising trick for saving time and effort on smaller pieces and go over two methods for creating the contrasting appliqué fellow. Choose a soft pallette for the backgrounds and a variety of colorful prints for the frog (very stash-friendly.) You’ll be amazed how quickly this quilt jumps to life.

Eyes can be fused or traditionally appliquéd. We’ll cover several techniques to create them from fabric, with textile markers and with pencils.


This workshop is only open to Canyon members at this time.
It will open to non-members no later than April 15, 2021 and this is typically announced on QuilterzNooz.
   

Infrognito by Karen Brow-Meier
Infrognito by Karen Brow-Meier
May 15, 2021 Zoom workshop taught by Karen Brow-Meier.

Workshop: 9am to noon

June Lecture & Workshop

Program at 6/21 Meeting: Quilting in Paradise. It’s all about how working in a studio overlooking the ocean, surrounded by tropical flora, influences the art.

  • Zoom meeting
    • Social time 6:15pm
    • Evening program 6:30pm

Workshop 6/19-20: Easy Stained Glass Quilts. Use any stained glass pattern (or one of Phyllis’) or create your own. Then make a quilted piece that not only looks like real stained glass but requires no fussy edge treatments, no bias tape, no fussy quilting and is quick, easy and fun! This class is appropriate for beginners and an entire quilt can be completed in your two-day class. For more info on Phyllis Cullen’s class click here and then scroll down to Easy stained glass quilts.


This workshop is only open to Canyon members at this time.
It will open to non-members no later than May 20, 2021 and this is typically announced on QuilterzNooz.
   

Easy Stained Glass Quilts by Phyllis Cullen
Easy Stained Glass Quilts by Phyllis Cullen
Two-day Zoom workshop on June 19 & 20, 2021 taught by Phyllis Cullen.

Workshop: 10:30am to 4:30pm each day

July 19th

FUNdraiser: TBA

August 16th

Philanthropy

September 20th

Share Our Holiday Projects
Mini Demos

October Lecture & Workshop

Program at 10/18 Meeting: Driven to Abstraction. Brenda creates textile works made from a rich palette of her hand-dyed fabrics, complemented by intensive stitching. Much of her work is inspired by the color and patterns of the natural world with a focus on her surroundings at the “other” Copacabana in Australia and her New Zealand homeland. Using a process of abstraction, Brenda strives to capture the essence of her subjects in simplified form.

  • Zoom meeting
    • Social time 6:15pm
    • Evening program 6:30pm

Workshop 10/16: FUNdamentally Circles. Focus on the core technique of freeform piecing circular designs without pins and templates. It’s liberating and FUN! After skill-building exercises, students start on their own compositions with confidence.


This workshop is only open to Canyon members at this time.
It will open to non-members no later than September 16, 2021 and this is typically announced on QuilterzNooz.
   

FUNdamentally Circles by Brenda Gael Smith
FUNdamentally Circles by Brenda Gael Smith
October 16, 2021 Zoom workshop taught by Brenda Gael Smith.

Workshop: 1pm to 4pm

November 15th

Canyon Member Challenge Reveal

December

No Meeting – Have a Wonderful Holiday!

Things you need to know when signing up for a workshop:

Full payment is due at the time of purchase; we no longer take deposits.

A full refund is possible when requested 30 days prior to the event by emailing Programs.
The refund is processed within 14 days of receiving your request.

You may sell or gift your workshop to another person but it’s up to you to arrange.
Use the button below to email Programs about the change.

Workshops typically open to non-members 30 days prior to the event, of which we reserve the right to change.

Canyon Quilters “Visible Light” English Paper Piecing (EPP) BOM Using Tula Pink Fabrics

Stop By and Visit!

The Tula Pink EPP BOM kicked off Feb 14, 2021, with 15 people excited to start!
The group meets once a month through October 2021, with a reveal at the January 2022 guild meeting.

Tula Pink EPP BOM 2021

What To Bring

  • Face mask
  • Name tag
  • Chair
  • Warm jacket (just in case)
  • Optional: small cutting mat and rotary blade if you want to get started

Gathering Details

  • Time: 11am to 1pm
  • Location: De Anza Cove at the most northwest end of North Mission Bay Drive in Mission Bay Park. Head to the large gazebo near the restroom.
  • Dates
    • Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9, Jun 13
    • Jul 11. Aug 8, Sep 12 ,Oct 10

If a gathering date or time needs to change, all EPP group members will be emailed the details.

Tula Pink EPP BOM 2021

Canyon Sit and Sew **New March 2021

Canyon’s starting a virtual Sit and Sew in March 2021. The group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month and the 4th Saturday of each month. Join the one that is most convenient for you or come to both.

Sit and Sew|Starting March 2021
Sit and Sew|Starting March 2021

The virtual Sit and Sew is from 9am to 3pm on each day. The first sessions are March 23rd (Tuesday) and March 27th (Saturday).

Here are some details:

  • The sessions are held using Zoom with no waiting room. You can come and go as you like.
  • The session link is mailed to everyone on Canyon’s newsletter email and then forwarded to QuilterNooz for broader distribution.
  • Each session has a host; the host’s phone number is on the same eblast as the link. Therefore, you have contact info if you need help joining the session.
  • There is no commitment or advance sign up necessary. Come for an hour or stay for the whole day.
  • Do handwork while you sit and chat or sew on your machine, cut fabrics or do anything else sewing or chatting related.
  • This is the perfect time to work on your BOM and those pesky UFOs!
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