Holiday Party 2022

Lifehouse Church Northridge 18355 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA

Hello SFVQA’er ~ You are invited to our HOLIDAY BASH on Monday, December 12 at 6:30 pm in place of our regular monthly meeting. It will be catered by Stonefire Grill and will be $25/person. The location will be our usual one at Lifehouse Church. Since it's going to include dinner, we're going to start […]

Workshop: Jean Impey, “Twinkle Star Quilt”

Quilty Pleasures 1555 Simi Town Center Way Unit #165, Simi Valley, CA

Twinkle is Jean Impey's liberated star.  Based on her super-sized star quilt (below), she decided that it was time to teach this as it is one of her favorites.  No two blocks are alike… different sizes, colors, fabrics, dimensions!  This makes it so personal and unique. Create a Liberated Eight Point Star quilt using a […]

Lecture: Jean Impey, “Cre-a-tiv-i-ty”

Lifehouse Church Northridge 18355 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA

Art has been an integral part of Jean's life since she was a child.  Her exploration of all things creative and life-long creative journey includes painting, sewing, photography, ceramics, embroidery and gardening.  Jean's style, passion, and energy are boundless.  She doesn't worry about doing it wrong - there is no such thing in the creative […]

Sheila Collins, “Mandela Blossom” Workshop

Quilty Pleasures 1555 Simi Town Center Way Unit #165, Simi Valley, CA

Mandala Blossom 20" x 20" Art on Canvas Inspired by Sheila's love of flowers, this Mandala Blossom was created using fusible appliqué on a Peltex foundation, with some fancy stitching and gluing. Dimension is achieved by building the design in layers and adding fabric covered buttons, a favorite of Sheila's! The background is a fabric […]

Lecture: Sheila Collins, “Creative Exploration”

Lifehouse Church Northridge 18355 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA

Sheila's art is a celebration of color and design.  She combines her background in fashion design and graphic design with her love of sewing to make bright, cheerful and fun quilts.  Her preferred method to bring these ideas to life is fusible machine applique.  Sheila's lecture describes her creative journey from art festivals to quilt […]

Lecture: April Sproule, “Making Your Mark with Textiles”

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April Sproule is an artist who loves to work with textiles.  With a strong background in design, sewing, and quilting, she has been a full-time award-winning studio artist at Sproule Studios for many years.  In her workshops, she has a knack for making even the most difficult tasks seem simple as she leads students through […]

Lecture: Rachel Clark, “Ethnically Inspired Garments”

Lifehouse Church Northridge 18355 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA

Rachel is a contemporary fiber and folk artist who comes from a long line of family who sew, starting with her great-grandmother.  She has been doing wearable art since 1973.  Eclectic fabric mixes, vibrant designs and color and a keen sense of humor characterize Rachel's work.  While her garments and quilts can be whimsical, political […]

Lecture: Patricia Skiles, “Using Spoonflower”

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Patricia is a retired public school library media specialist who believes creating is as necessary as breathing.  She learned to sew at an early age and made mainly garments for decades.  She began quilting in 1995 when expecting her first grandchild.  Patricia began as a traditional quilter who dabbled in art quilting.  Now she is […]

Lecture: Kim Brownell, “Wacky Fusion”

Lifehouse Church Northridge 18355 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA

Kim is known as the Wackydoodle Quilter due to her easy-going whimsical style.  Her work gravitates towards animals, nature scenes, and bright colors with techniques that include and blend fabric collage, free-form art quilts and raw edge applique.  She has been quilting since 1993.  Her lecture will teach ideas on how to approach quilt challenges, […]

Lecture: Linda Sullivan, “Got Colour?”

Lifehouse Church Northridge 18355 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA

Linda loves color and creating colorful contemporary quilt designs.  With over 22 years as a professional designer and quilt maker, she is passionate about bold, bright colors, mid-century modern art, and contemporary design.  In Linda's lecture, she will show you how to boost your color confidence and use every color of the rainbow in your […]

Lecture: Patricia Belyea, “The Alluring World of Yukata Quilts”

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Patricia and her daughter Victoria co-own Okan Arts.  They were mesmerized by the beauty of Japanese textiles.  Their business imports vintage textiles from Japan and runs an on-line gallery representing national quilters.  Patricia loves the thrill of cutting up fabric and sewing it back together.  Her favorite fabrics are found objects, particularly vintage Japanese yukata […]