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Canyon's 2020 and 2021 Speakers and Workshops

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 6:45pm. The evening program begins at 7pm.

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

No Meeting – Have a Wonderful Holiday!

2021 Schedule

January 2021
Teresa Duryea Wong
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 6:45pm. Lecture begins 7pm
  • No workshop this month


February 2021
Material Girlfriends
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 can represent years of color therapy! Enjoy twin sisters, Lora Zmak and Lisa Norton of, 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 6:45pm. Meeting begins 7pm

Workshop 2/13: Confetti Hunter Star Quilt. Check off one of your ‘bucket list’ quilt projects by joining twin instructors, 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! No special rulers! Be 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. Layer Cake friendly pattern. Confetti Hunter Star pattern sold separately.

  • Zoom workshop: 9am to 4pm

March 2021
Dora Cary
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 6:45pm. Meeting begins 7pm

Workshop 3/20-21: Only One. Make a stunning, modern and artful quilt using a simplified stack-and-whack technique. The first day, students cut and sew pieces to create blocks; the second day, finish sewing blocks and compose their quilts. By the end of day two, students will (or may have” almost finished their quilt top. The class features several fast sewing techniques, in addition to the stack-and-whack method and information about value composition and layout.

The best fabric for this pattern needs to have a large repeat (ideally 22″ to 24″ but a 15″ repeat can also work), 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 this class click here. Held at TBD.

  • Class times: Coming soon

April 2021
Program at 4/19 Meeting: TBD
Workshop: TBD

May 2021
Karen Brow-Meier
Program at 5/17 Meeting: Movin’ On. The magic of movement in quilts.
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 palate 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.

June 2021
Phyllis Cullen
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.

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 a complete quilt can be completed in your two-day class. For more info on the class click here and scroll down to Easy stained glass quilts. Held at TBD.

July 2021

August 2021

September 2021
Make & Take

October 2021

November 2021
The 2021 Canyon Member Challenge Reveal
Annual Potluck Dinner

December 2021
No Meeting – Have a Wonderful Holiday!

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