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Canyon does not have a Guild meeting in December.

See everyone in January. Have Wonderful Holidays!

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Speakers & Workshops

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Canyon Quilters of San Diego meet the third Monday of every month except December (we do not meet in December) at:

City View Church, Fellowship Center
8404 Phyllis Place, San Diego 92123

Join in person or using Zoom (when you can join either way this is referred to as a hybrid meeting). You choose how you want to attend!

Social time starts at 6pm (for in person) and 6:15pm (for Zoom). The evening program starts at 6:30pm.

There is sharing at most meetings, as well as a special event or a lecture/trunk show by the evening’s speaker. And, many speakers also teach a workshop that is related to the topic of their lecture.


Let’s start exploring!

Find out about Guild meetings and workshops on this page.
Small groups and other activities vary by month so be sure to take a look and see what we’re up to!

January Lecture (No Workshop)

Pam Holland Speaker January 2023

Lecture at 01/16 Meeting: My Life Journey in Textiles. Pam spent the last 10 years studying textiles in their purest form: from the cotton fields of India to the remote villages of Guatemala, Thailand, Morocco, Mexico and Africa. It is a journey of study from weaving, dyeing and printing, as well as sitting in a mud hut in the deserts of India and joining women to create day-to-day textile masterpieces to feed their families and supplement their income. For Pam, fabric communicates messages and ideas through her art quilts, and is a picture into one’s soul.

  • Hybrid meeting with speaker via Zoom
    • Social time 6pm (for in person) | 6:15pm (for Zoom)
    • Evening program 6:30pm

February Lecture & Workshop

Esterita Austin Speaker February 2023

Lecture at 02/20 Meeting: Realism to Abstraction. Esterita takes you on a guided tour that begins with a realistic photograph. Through a series of exercises, that image is taken from real to abstract.

  • Hybrid meeting with speaker in person
    • Social time 6pm (for in person) | 6:15pm (for Zoom)
    • Evening program 6:30pm

Esterita Austin Workshop February 2023

Workshop Sat & Sun 02/18 & 19: Animal Portraits. There is nothing like the expression of unconditional love from your best friend. In this workshop, create a visual memory in a fabric portrait that you will want to keep forever. Emphasis is on color and value.

Special instructions: Please email digital images to Esterita well before the class to ensure success. Send as many images as you like. Please see the supply list for more tips on taking a good photo for the class.

This workshop is open everyone at this time.
A $20 kit fee has been added to the cost of this workshop.

Animal Portraits by Esterita Austin
Animal Portraits by Esterita Austin
February 18 & 19, 2023 workshop taught by Esterita Austin at Rosie's Calico Cupboard.

The price of the workshop includes a $20 kit fee. Workshop: 9am to 3pm PST

March 20

Philanthropy

April Lecture & Workshops: Two Different Maria Shell Workshops Offered in April!

Maria Shell Speaker April 2023

Lecture at 04/17 Meeting: Building Community Through Quilts. In 2014, Maria worked weekly with a formerly chronically homeless community. By teaching basic sewing skills to the residents, she developed a relationship with the residents that eventually led to the making of a community quilt, which celebrated the residents and their journey towards finding a home and a community. Since then, Maria has gone on to work with communities and organizations across the US helping them to also build quilts and share their stories.

  • Hybrid meeting with speaker in person
    • Social time 6pm (for in person) | 6:15pm (for Zoom)
    • Evening program 6:30pm

Friends Come Free to this lecture!

Maria Shell Workshop February 2023

Workshop Sat & Sun 04/15 & 16: Making Prints Out of Solids — Lines, Tracks & More. Use solid colored quilter’s cotton to stitch an assortment of pieced prints including stripes, tracks, dot and grids. While learning these new techniques, Maria shares information about selecting a color palette, improvisational piecing techniques and ideas for taking these techniques and creating original quilts.

Maria Shell Workshop February 2023

Workshop Tue & Wed 04/18 & 19: Abstraction Through Color, Pattern and Repetition. You work from a personal source of inspiration found in nature or place, to learn the basics of creating improvisation-ally pieced abstract work. Maria also covers palette building (color theory), as well as how to create abstract pieced images.

These workshops are only open to Canyon members at this time.
Early January 2023 they open to non-members.
We’d love to have you join us as a member!

This workshop is sold out…but sometimes people have to cancel, which opens up a space.

If you are interested in this workshop, use the red button “Join Waitlist” to send us an email to let us know.
Put the name of the teacher or workshop in the email so we know which workshop you are interested in.

Abstraction Through Color, Pattern and Repetition by Maria Shell
Abstraction Through Color, Pattern and Repetition by Maria Shell
April 18 & 19, 2023 workshop taught by Maria Shell at Cozy Creative Corner, 756 Jamacha Rd, El Cajon, CA 92019.

Workshop: 10am to 4pm PST

May Lecture (No Workshop)

Jan Krentz Speaker May 2023

Lecture at 05/15 Meeting: Quilts and Techniques! Do you wonder HOW those fabulous quilts were made? This program encompasses quilt images, Jan’s construction techniques and a trunk show of Jan’s glorious quilts.

  • Hybrid meeting with speaker in person
  • Social time 6pm (for in person) | 6:15pm (for Zoom)
  • Evening program 6:30pm

Jan Krentz Speaker May 2023

June Lecture & Workshop

Doria Goocher Speaker June 2023

Lecture at 06/19 Meeting: Fabric Covered Books and Book Arts. Each of us can use a journal, but a fabric covered journal or book is special because each one becomes an original design. Doria gives a brief history of the Art Book and shows examples of her Fabric Covered Journals. Doria shows her “Rescued Books”, which are books that look ready for the trash but are restored by removing the old cover and creating a new cover with fabric.

  • Hybrid meeting with speaker in person
    • Social time 6pm (for in person) | 6:15pm (for Zoom)
    • Evening program 6:30pm

Doria Goocher Workshop June 2023

Workshop Saturday 06/17: Fabric Covered Journals. Students will learn how to cover journals with fabric. We will design a small, medium and large size journal. Choose any type of fabric, such as cotton, upholstery fabric, faux suede, leather, silk and other fibers.

The workshop is only open to Canyon members at this time.
Early January 2023 it opens to non-members.
Join Canyon now to benefit from the member-only price and/or the early sign up. See you there!

Fabric Covered Journals by Doria Goocher
Fabric Covered Journals by Doria Goocher
June 17, 2023 workshop taught by Doria Goocher at Rosie's Calico Cupboard.

Workshop: 9am to 3pm

July 17

Annual FUNdraiser

August 21

Make and Take

September Lecture & Workshop

Kathryn Pellman Speaker September 2023

Lecture at 09/18 Meeting: Word Salad, Fashionistas and Girlfriends. In this fun, entertaining and amusing lecture, Kathryn introduces you to her quilts and her use of quilting to both frame and tell the story of her real and imagined life. Her love of storytelling took her from fashion design to traditional, to hand-pieced miniatures, to quilts to sleep under, to cartoon quilts, and then to fashionistas and angry and not so angry women!

  • Hybrid meeting with speaker in person
    • Social time 6pm (for in person) | 6:15pm (for Zoom)
    • Evening program 6:30pm

Kathryn Pellman Workshop September 2023

Workshop Saturday 09/23: Fashionistas: Paper Dolls for Grown Ups with a Splash of Word Salad. Use your imagination, fusible applique, conversational prints and free motion applique to create a cartoon featuring your own unique fashionistas. Learn how to draw figures, style hair and create dresses, shoes and handbags. You may also create your own found poem or story using words found in your fabrics stash.

Special instructions: Bring your own fabric. Also, Kathryn will have fabric for sale in small pieces including background, words and novelty prints. There are two handouts available for the class, $8/each. The handout for the Paper Dolls for Grown Ups is required for the class. The Word Salad handout is optional, and students can decide at the workshop if they want to supplement the class handout. Kathryn will distribute the handouts at the workshop and collect the $8 (per handout) fee.

The workshop is only open to Canyon members at this time.
Early January 2023 it opens to non-members.
Hope to see you at the workshop along with all the other fashionistas.

Fashionistas: Paper Dolls for Grown Ups with a Splash of Word Salad by Kathryn Pellman
Fashionistas: Paper Dolls for Grown Ups with a Splash of Word Salad by Kathryn Pellman
September 23, 2023 workshop taught by Kathryn Pellman at Rosie's Calico Cupboard.

Workshop: 9am to 3pm

October Lecture & Workshops: Two Different Jenny Lyon Workshops Offered!

Jenny Lyon Speaker October 2023

Lecture at 10/16 Meeting: The Beauty of the Imperfect. The imperfect is beautiful! Jenny shows you inspiring and encouraging examples of her work, as well as the work of world renowned quilters and artists that are beautiful in their imperfection. And she’ll share her journey to imperfection.

  • Hybrid meeting with speaker in person
    • Social time 6pm (for in person) | 6:15pm (for Zoom)
    • Evening program 6:30pm

Friends Come Free to this lecture!

Jenny Lyon Workshop #1 October 2023

Workshop Saturday 10/14: Yes You CAN Free Motion Quilt! The imperfect is beautiful! Jenny shows you inspiring and encouraging examples of her work, as well as the work of world renowned quilters and artists that are beautiful in their imperfection. And she’ll share her journey to imperfection.

Jenny Lyon Workshop #2 October 2023

Workshop Sunday 10/15: The Julianne Pillow. In this playful, low-stress and creative class, we will make a fabulous pillow cover while exploring 3 techniques — free motion quilting, quilting with metallic thread and sewing on beads by machine. Choose a classic or blinged out look! Using your own unique fabric selections and a few beads and sequins, you’ll create your own unique “Julianne”.

These workshops are only open to Canyon members at this time. Want to make sure you get a slot? Become a member!
Early January 2023 they open to non-members.
Join the workshop & be part of the fun.

Yes You CAN Free Motion Quilt! by Jenny Lyon
Yes You CAN Free Motion Quilt! by Jenny Lyon
October 14, 2023 workshop taught by Jenny Lyon at location TBD.

Workshop: 9am to 3pm
The Julianne Pillow by Jenny Lyon
The Julianne Pillow by Jenny Lyon
October 15, 2023 workshop taught by Jenny Lyon at Rosie's Calico Cupboard.

Workshop: 9am to 3pm

November 20

Canyon Member Challenge Reveal & Potluck

December

No Meeting – Have Wonderful Holidays!

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