Visit one of our monthly meetings, but come prepared ... you may find yourself hooked!

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See the Programs and Workshops page for more information.

Santa Monica Quilt Guild Board Meetings are open to all members.
They are regularly held the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
If you wish to attend please contact the guild president.

SANTA MONICA QUILT GUILD CALENDAR 2014-2015 Speakers and Workshops

May 6, 2015 Tina Curran, Art Quilts

June 3, 2015 Boutique sew night

July 1, 2015 Potluck

August 5, 2015 Pat Finke “The Mechanics of Sewing”

September 2, 2015 Claudia Gomez “Color Story” A modern look at color theory

October 7, 2015 Arlene Arnold “Stitches of Glory” civil war quilt trunk show

November 4, 2015 Boutique sew night

November 14, 2015 Quilt Show (More info coming soon)

December 2, 2015 Holiday Party

January 6, 2016 Dragon Dyeworks Making Quilts "Why we do what we do"
January 9, 2016           Workshop: Fabric to dye for.  Ice dyeing workshop
                             The workshop will increase your skill.The process will be broken down into different sections. manipulation, ice dying,liquid dye and graduation dying. It is a colorful process the is different than tie-dye.

February  3, 2016    
Sue Glass  "What’s in Sue's trunk"

March 2, 2016      Shelley Swanland.   
Click Lecture  to be established

March 4-6, 2016 Our QUILTING RETREAT will be at the Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center in Temecula. It is a drive-yourself activity with meals included from Friday dinner to Sunday brunch, 2 persons per room (cost is $250 per person), large sewing space, fun weekend. They also offer a SINGLE ROOM for those who desire one...cost is $350. Carpools would be a good thing. We need a $50 deposit from you at the December meeting to hold your space. Check out the facility at...

April 6,2016   
Alissa Haight Carlton. The founder of the modern quilt guild. The lecture is:" What is modern quilting"

May 4, 2016 Mary Tabar  
Click ”Embellishment Techniques" the combination of power point presentation with a trunk show of embellished quilts.

May 5, 2016                 Workshop: "Snip x Flip"  this workshop is a new design idea that explores positive and negative design ideas.
                                     We will  cut ,flip and fuse applique  squares for machine applique. The quilt are fun, and fast and there are many ways to use this technique.

June 1,2016
June 1, 2016  Angie Small     " Copyright and quilting"

October 1, 2014
Our guest speaker was Jean Impey. Click
here. She shared some of her very bright and cheerful quilts and spoke about finding your passion and running with it.

September 3, 2014
Don Beld click
here about his passion for civil war quilts

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AUGUST 6, 2014
Speaker Sylvia Davis Sylvia shared ideas for enhancing fabrics from all over the world.
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June 4, 2014 ~ Nancy Ota ~ TRUNK SHOW
Nancy shared over 30 quilts, wall hangings, garments and bags that she has made since becoming a quilter in 1988.  Many have been published in books and magazines and have been finalists and won ribbons in major shows in Paducah, Houston, Santa Clara, Ontario and Japan.  In April, 2006 her wall hanging "Infinity" won Best Wall Hanging from the American Quilters Society and is now owned by the Museum ofAmerican Quilters Society in Paducah, Kentucky.  She brought with her a near duplicate of that quilt.  She enjoys sewing commercial cottons, hand dyed cottons, and silks from neckties and kimono.....
May 7, 2014 ~ Our speaker was Russell Conte, guild member and owner of our local quilting emporium, the “Sewing Arts Center”. ~ Russell discussed “The State of the Art”. In the debate among quilters about the definitions and relevance of contemporary, modern, and traditional styles of quilting we heard from an entrepreneur, who has turned his passion for the sewing arts into his livelihood.
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April 2, 2014 ~ Wendy Mathson ~ Lecture Storm At Sea:
April 3, 2014 ~ Wendy Mathson ~ Workshop ~ Storm At Sea, Trim Plate Piecing

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