Brightly colored star quilt

Canyon's 2020 and 2021 Speakers and Workshops

Canyon Quilters of San Diego meet at The Salvation Army Meeting Room, 4710 Balboa Avenue, the third Monday of every month except December.

At this time our monthly member meetings are on hold.

Guests are always welcome at our Guild meetings.
We have two meetings where “Friends Come Free” one in April and one in June! All other months there is a $5 guest fee.

Doors open at 6:30. We have plenty for members and guests to do before the program starts.

  • Membership. Pick up a member directory or a bookmark. Chat with a membership chair about what it means to be a Canyon member
  • Philanthropy. Chat about how to help. Pick up a kit and make a Veteran’s project or a dog/kitty bed
  • Programs. Learn about upcoming events and workshops. Sign up for classes
  • Fat Quarter Exchange. Play by bringing a fat quarter in the month’s theme and maybe win all the fat quarters
  • Retreat. Sign up and join the fun

The program begins at 7:00. There is sharing at almost all meetings, as well as a special event or a lecture/trunk show by the evening’s speaker.

2020 Schedule

August 17  ZOOM Meeting

September 21
Make & Take TBD

Katsy Chappell
Program at 10/19 Meeting: My Life with Pieces, Qomedy & Trunk Show. Katsy is an actress, stand up qomedian and extreme crafter. She combines her love of comedy and qrafts to entertain us.

Workshop 10/18: Quilted Postcards. Have fun with fabric postcards that can be snail mailed to all your friends. This will be a fun-filled workshop perfect to set your holiday spirit. Katsy will keep you in “stitches.” Held at Rosie’s Calico Cupboard.

November 16
The 2020 Canyon Member Challenge Reveal: What is the Secret In Your Garden?
Annual Potluck Dinner

No Meeting – Have a Wonderful Holiday!

2021 Schedule

January 2021

February 2021
Sue Heinz
Program at 2/19 Meeting: You’ve Got A Friend Named Elmer. Sue shows you how to eliminate bias stretch, create curved INSIDE borders and sew pieced circles, all without the need for pins, clips or gadgets. A MUST-SEE lecture that will ROCK your piecing world!
Workshop 2/17-19: Free-Motion Quilting. A three-day workshop, with the third day an optional day for hands-on quilting. For more info on day 1 click here and day 2 click here. Held at TBD.

March 2021
Dora Cary
Program at 3/22 Meeting: Expanding My Quilting Journey. Back by popular demand, this Romanian-born engineer and designer returns to our Guild.
Workshop 3/20-21: Only One. Make a stunning, modern and artful quilt using a simplified stack-and-whack technique. 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.

April 2021
Program at 04/19 Meeting: TBD
Studio Tour: 04/17 TBD

May 2021
Karen Brow
Program at 5/17 Meeting: TBD
Workshop 5/15: TBD

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!

Canyon Meeting Location – Salvation Army on Balboa Avenue