Speaker: Frances Rice-Ferrand

Lifehouse Church Northridge 18355 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA

We will have one of our members present for our April meeting - Frances Rice-Ferrand - to share her journey into quilting. Frances grew up in the San Fernando Valley and attended Sun Valley Jr. High and Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley. She has been sewing since she was a young girl. Her mom […]

Sunday Sew Day – In person!

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

Since we don't have an official workshop scheduled for this month, we've set up a Sunday Sew Day at Quilty Pleasures for Sunday, May 7, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The cost is $20. Bring your UFO's, any projects that might be giving you grief that you need a second opinion on, or […]

SFVQA Birthday Meeting

Lifehouse Church Northridge 18355 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA

Come to the Ice Cream Social in May!  It will be a night of socializing and fun We'll celebrate the election of new board members, thank the outgoing board for their service, and commemorate the Association's 32nd anniversary.   Frances (our April speaker) is bringing her Red Cross teddy bear project for us to help with.   […]

Workshop: Featherweight Maintenance Workshop

Kingdom Sewing & Vacuum Center 1790 E Los Angeles Ave Unit D, Simi Valley, CA

Tim Brown of Kingdom Sewing Machine Center in Simi Valley is teaching a basic Featherweight maintenance workshop. Tim bought Kingdom Sewing in Northridge back in the 80's when they sold mainly vacuums, but he started to sell more sewing machines than vacuums which is still the case today. He opened the second store in Simi […]

Speaker: Paul Neumann, SFVQA member, “Piecing a Life Together”

Lifehouse Church Northridge 18355 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA

Paul is our in-house speaker for the June meeting.  He will be sharing his quilt journey with a talk titled, "Piecing a Life Together." Paul is honored to be asked to speak to the guild. He was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, graduated Cleveland High School in 1975, and graduated CSUN Summa […]

Annual Retreat: Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center, Temecula, CA

Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center 39300 De Portola Rd, Temecula, CA

San Fernando Valley Quilt Association – SECOND annual retreat is finally set for Thursday, June 22 – Sunday, June 25, 2023 at the Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center in Temecula. This is a great opportunity to be with friends as you work on your own unfinished projects or begin something new. Enjoy days and nights […]

Lecture: Patricia Skiles, “Using Spoonflower”


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: 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: 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”


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 […]