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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.

Learn about the activities at our monthly guild meetings.
Activities vary by month so take a look and see what we’re up to!

June Lecture & Workshop

Program at 6/21 Meeting: Quilting in Paradise. A personal story (and slide show) of how living in the land of aloha has influenced Phyllis’ art. During the slide show we’ll see lots of scenes of Hawaii with insights from the island, and lots of quilts with their stories from a long career.

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

Stained Glass Quilts by Phyllis Cullen

Workshop 6/19-20: Easy Stained Glass Quilts. For this workshop use any stained glass pattern, either 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! After that add some optional oil stick painting, and optional applique or optional embellishment. 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.

  • Zoom workshop: 10:30am to 4:30pm each day
  • Deadline for ordering kits is June 5th to ensure it arrives before the class; the kit is coming from Hawaii.
  • If ordering only the pattern, the deadline is June 18th to allow adequate delivery time.
  • Supply list for Easy Stained Glass

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

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: Learn more!

August 16th


September 20th

Share Our Holiday Projects
Mini Demos

October Lecture & Workshop

Brenda Gael Smith Lecture Oct 2021Program 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. This workshop focuses 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


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.

Have questions?
Use this button.

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
    • 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 2nd 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 next couple scheduled days are:

  • Tues, June 22nd

Here are some details:

  • The sessions are held using Zoom with no waiting room. You can come and go as you like.
  • 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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