Canyon Quilters

of San Diego

PO Box 927103, San Diego, CA 92192-7103

​​​​2017 Programs

Look for the "Friends Come FREE" star burst graphic on this page. When you see this, a Canyon guild member may bring a friend to the Monday night membership meeting and the guest fee is waived.


Jane LaFazio

Meeting 3/20: Sketchbook to Quilt

Workshop 3/18 &19 (2-day class): Explore Gellie Monoprinting!

Workshop Location: Quilt In A Day


A 2-day class where we PLAY PLAY PLAY with all sorts of ways to

make a monoprint with fabulous gelli plates.

Let your creativity come out and shine. We will be using a Gelli Arts gel printing plate. Add texture using paints, a brayer and assorted tools. We will print on fabric and paper, layering with different colors and textures to create a complete picture or a whole cloth quilt top. Jane will provide tips on adding more details with color pencil and collage.​


Meeting: 4/17: Make and Take

Join us for the evening and create a name tag and/or a stacking pop-up container. 
We will have kits for sale for each of these items. Name tags kits will be available for $10/kit and include fabric, wool, and embellishments. You will also have the opportunity to have your name embroidered on your name tag. 

Pop-up container kits also cost $10 for the pattern. To make this container bring (2) 1/4 yard cuts of fabric for the inside and outside of the pop up. Participants are asked to bring their own sewing machine, large safety pins, marking pencil and sewing tools. There will
be a few sewing machines available for those who are unable to bring their own machines.

Come join the fun!


Karen Cunagin

Meeting 5/15: Modern Mash-up: Just What is This Modern Quilt Movement?

Workshop 5/13: All About the Negative

Workshop Location: Paradise Sewing in Poway

​If you are one of those quilters who has been wondering what the heck this modern quilting movement is all about, then this class is for you.

We will be working with bold, geometric patterns, paying attention to the “white

space” or “negative space” in the quilts. This not only makes for bold and stunning

quilts, but it also showcases color and pattern really well!

Perfect for beginners through advanced.


Meeting 6/19: Spotlight on Canyon Quilter, Jan Hayman

Workshop 6/18: Fabric Dyeing with Mary Tabar

Workshop Location: Mary's Studio

It is one thing to make a quilt inspired by commercial fabric you buy in the store, but a whole new experience to make something inspired by fabric that YOU ACTUALLY CREATE!

Join us to learn to create your own, original hand dyed fabrics!


Fund Raiser: Garage Sale!




Susan Carlson

Meeting 9/18

Workshop 9/16 & 17 (2-day class): Cutting Loose: Intro to Susan's Fabric Collages

Workshop Location: Rosie's

These 2-day will open up a whole new world for you - fabric collage - taught by the master of fabric collage and the pink rhinoceros, Susan Carlson.

We will start with a simple project to learn the technique, a butterfly or bug, and then spend two glorious days creating this small piece that will leave us all with magical skills and a taste for more!


Cindy Needham

Meeting 10/16

Workshop 10/15 & 16 (2-day class): Quilting Heirloom Feathers and Backgrounds

Workshop Location: Paradise Sewing in Poway

​Please join Cindy for two fun-filled days where you will learn how to create beautiful free form feathers, as well as detailed backgrounds.

You will also learn how to choose and use all different types of threads for your quilts. You will create a beautiful sampler while you learn all the new techniques.


The 2017 Challenge Reveal and Annual Potluck Dinner.

Check back for the 2017 theme.

The slideshow depicts Challenge quilts from 2014 and 2015.


No meeting or workshop

Have a great holiday!

Lectures are held at The Shrine Center, 5440 Kearny Mesa Road. They are free to members and $5 for all guests, except for the meetings marked Friends Come Free.

Workshops are at local quilt shops and will be announced in the newsletter and on our websites when venues are finalized.

Prices are (unless advertised differently):

  • Members 1-day class $50
  • Members 2-day class $95
  • Non-members 1-day class $60
  • Non-members 2-day class $110

A deposit of $25.00 is required to save a space in a workshop and the balance must be paid in full within 60 days of the workshop. If you cannot attend the workshop for which you have paid a deposit or paid in full, please contact Canyon Quilters will attempt to find a replacement from our waiting list, but we cannot guarantee that one will be found.

All deposits for workshops are non-refundable but may be transferred to another workshop one time and the transfer needs to occur at the time of cancellation. For more information about our programs, email