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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.

January Lecture (No Workshop)


Program at 1/18 Meeting: American Cotton: Farm to Quilt. Teresa shares the story of American farmers and textile mills for the past 100 years. Meet the farmers, discover quaint fabric shops of the early 1900’s, and meet individuals and companies bringing back cotton fabric that is grown and manufactured in the U.S.

  • Zoom meeting
    • Social time 6:15pm
    • Evening program 6:30pm
  • No workshop this month

February Lecture & Workshop

Program at 2/15 Meeting: Quilter’s Color Theory – The Psychology of Color. Color plays an important role in our lives. The colors we choose when creating a quilt speaks more of our state of mind than we realize. A quilter’s stash represents years of color therapy! Enjoy twin sisters, Lora Zmak and Lisa Norton of MaterialGirlfriends.com, as they explain what color psychology is and share the meanings for the most popular colors. Be delighted with their trunk show as the sisters share color therapy examples.

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

Workshop 2/13: Confetti Hunter Star Quilt. Check off one of your ‘bucket list’ quilt projects by joining twin sisters, Lisa and Lora in a Hunter Star adventure. Learn a revolutionary technique that super simplifies the cutting and piecing of the Hunter Star Block. NO “Y” SEAMS and no special rulers! You are encouraged to mix and match your block halves to easily create one of the four different Hunter Star settings included in the Confetti Hunter Star pattern by Material Girlfriends.

Laugh and enjoy the sisters’ humor and expertise as you create a 48” x 64” throw size Hunter Star quilt. This quilt is a Layer Cake friendly pattern. Confetti Hunter Star pattern sold separately; see below.


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

Confetti Hunter Quilt Class by Material Girlfriends
Confetti Hunter Quilt Class by Material Girlfriends
February 13, 2021 Zoom workshop taught by Material Girlfriends, identical twins Lisa Norton and Lora Zmak.

Workshop: 9am to 4pm

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 4pm

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 Event

TBA

August Event

Philanthropy

September Event

Make & Take

October Event

TBA

November Event

Canyon Member Challenge Reveal

December Event

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. 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.

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Terms and Conditions

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

Join the Canyon Quilters EPP Sewing Group to Create A Beautiful Hand-Sewn Quilt

The BOM runs for 10 months starting February 14, 2021. We will have Sunday afternoon outside gatherings where you will be given each set of instructions and have time to sit, stitch and socialize. Oh, and time to sewcialize.

You will be provided a kit including Tula Pink fabric and project bag, acrylic templates, paper pieces, glue pen and monthly instructions, which are personalized by Judy and Sylvia. As a participant you have two choices of Tula Pink fabric bundles to choose from: “Homemade” or “Linework”.

This is only open to Canyon members at this time.

See the fabric choices below and click on the image to get a better view!
EPP With Tula Fabrics
EPP Tula Pink Homemade

Tula Pink Homemade

Sign Up Now!

We have limited kits so reserve your space now before they run out.

Cost to join is $150 and must be paid in full. Mail your check by January 31st to:

 Canyon Quilters of San Diego
PO Box 927103
San Diego CA 92192-7103

For further information or to reserve a spot use the button below.

EPP Tula Pink Linework

Tula Pink Linework

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