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Stargyle Quilt by Jean Impey at www.Sewjean.com

Stargyle Quilt by Jean Impey

Stargyle Quilt by Jean Impey at www.Sewjean.com

Explore Canyon's 2024

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 by Zoom. You choose what works best for you.

Social time starts at 6pm (for in person) and 6:15pm (for Zoom, when available). 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!

June 17

A panel discussion featuring long arm quilters.

Saturday, July 13

FUNdraiser

The Monday night July Guild meeting is cancelled.
Instead, join us at the FUNdraiser!

August Lecture & Workshop

Veruschka Zarate Speaker August 2024

Lecture at August 19th Meeting: Modern Foundation Paper Piecing. This presentation will detail the quilting journey and upcoming projects of Veruschka Zarate, of Pride & Joy Quilting. From traditional quilt piecing to falling in love with Foundation Paper Piecing, we will explore how she is using foundation paper piecing to bring about fresh and modern pieces for quilters to make. She will share her development as a quilt maker and designer sharing all sorts of tips, tricks and techniques she learned along the way. Veruschka will also explore some of the elements within her creative process such as successes and pitfalls within FPP construction and design, choice of fabrics and color selection, thread, tools, and much more. She will also do a trunk show of her large-scale FPP pieces, as well as upcoming projects.

  • 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 evening’s lecture!

Veruschka Zarate Workshop August 2024

Workshop Sunday, August 18th: Modern Foundation Paper Piecing Fundamentals. In this workshop taught by Veruschka Zarate, students will learn the fundamentals of foundation paper piecing (FPP) while completing a modern and vibrantly designed FPP Pattern. The fundamental elements of FPP include, tackling complex angles, alignment for perfect points, placement and positioning of fabric, orientation of seam lines, continuity of shape, steps for precise piecing, and so much more. Students will leave feeling confident to piece not only the tiniest of fabric shapes, but also large, irregular fabric shapes, and tackle any foundation paper piecing projects! Bring your own fabrics.

Verushka is designing a new pattern for San Diego. When it’s available, we’ll provide the link to purchase ($20) and download the pattern.

  • In-person workshop: 9am to 3pm PST
  • Location: Rosie’s Calico Cupboard
  • Purchase pattern $20: Coming soon!
  • If you are already registered for the workshop, you will be emailed the link to purchase and download the pattern.
  • Supply list for Modern FPP Fundamentals workshop

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.

Modern Foundation Paper Piecing Fundamentals with Veruschka Zarate
Modern Foundation Paper Piecing Fundamentals with Veruschka Zarate
Sunday, August 18, 2024 workshop with Veruschka Zarate at Rosie's Calico Cupboard.

Workshop: 9am to 3pm

September Lecture & Workshop

Julia McCleod Speaker September 2024
Julia McCleod Workshop September 2024

Lecture at September 16th Meeting: Everything but the Cotton. When quilters don’t have access to a stash of quilter’s cotton, what do they turn to? This one hour lecture, trunk show, and Q & A session shows quilts – antique and modern – made of wool, silk, polyester, and more. The trunk show of Julia’s own work shows what you can create with neckties, saris, kimonos, and other unusual, ‘not cotton’ textiles.

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

Workshop Sunday, September 15th: Starting with Silk. This workshop has three elements. You’ll begin by determining the fiber content of your fabrics by using the burn test. Julia then covers two very different ways to work with silk. First, a very free, improvisational piecing technique she calls “Pieces, Pairs and Panels” and second, a foundation piecing method that gives stability and ultra-precise results, even with the lightest weight silks.

Working with your stash, you’ll construct elements in these two techniques that can be combined into a small, pillow-sized finished piece. Silk is not required, you may use fabric from your stash to learn the techniques taught in this workshop.

For more information on the workshop, preview this video on Julia’s website. After clicking the link scroll down until you see the video after the class Starting with Silk.

This workshop is open to both Canyon members and non-members at this time.

Please choose the correct pricing option.

Starting with Silk with Julia McCleod
Starting with Silk with Julia McCleod
Sunday, Sept 15, 2024 workshop with Julia McCleod at Rosie's Calico Cupboard.

Workshop: 9am to 3pm
Available Qty: 6

October Lecture & 2-Day Workshop

Esterita Austin Speaker October 2024

Lecture at October 21st Meeting: Photograph – Compose – Create. With this presentation you will be guided through the process of finding and photographing images, to effectively interpreting them in exciting fiber pieces for dynamic visual compositions. Techniques will be covered.

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

Esterita Austin Workshop October 2024

Workshop Saturday & Sunday, October 19th & 20th: Luminous Painted Illusions. Esterita Austin presents this original technique that utilizes fusible web to transfer your original painted imagery to Organza using metallic acrylic textile paints. You will be able to create a completely new and unique form of art quilt. This process is unlike any other printing process. It is not a reverse process…what you see is what you get. This makes it a breeze to incorporate the written word and numbers into your imagery or to segue into abstraction. Bring an 11″ x 17” or 16” x 20” glossy photo quality of a close up of a favorite place, facade, architecture, or interesting still life for inspiration and interpretation. This is a technique at which anyone can succeed. If you’ve never painted before…you can! Free your creative muse with this new and innovative technique.

Special instructions: To ensure success PLEASE email Esterita (see the supply list) your digital image before class for input on subject matter and to help pick the best image before printing. It’s better not to bring people or pets as subject matter please. View this gallery for inspiration on choosing your image.

  • In-person 2-day workshop. Note that the times are different for each day
    • Saturday, Oct 19, workshop is from 9am to 4pm PST
    • Sunday, Oct 20, workshop is from 10am to 3pm PST
  • Location: Hopper Senior Center in Clairemont
  • Kit fee: $35, includes Organza, use of brushes, Palettes, Mistyfuse, silicon base, 16 x 20″ Vinyl sheet, large assortment of metallic acrylic textile paints
    • Pay Esterita during the workshop; she accepts cash, only.
  • Supply list for Luminous Painted Illusions workshop

This workshop is open to both Canyon members and non-members at this time.

Please choose the correct pricing option.

Luminous Painted Illusions with Esterita Austin
Luminous Painted Illusions with Esterita Austin
Saturday & Sunday, October 19 & 20, 2024 workshop with Esterita Austin at Hopper Senior Center in Clairemont at 4425 Bannock Ave, San Diego, CA 92117.

Workshop times: Sat 9am to 4pm & Sun 10am - 3pm
Available Qty: 3

December

No Meeting – Have Wonderful Holidays!

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