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VQG October 2017 Newsletter Click on "New!" icon to view or download.

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October 12 ~ VQG Installation Luncheon "Happy Daze" at the Odyssey

If you haven’t got your ticket for the luncheon, there is still time. The tickets are $35.00. Please choose “chicken” or “salmon”. Tickets must be purchased no later than September 29th. (For those with allergies please let Janyce Waldbaum know ASAP at 818-802-0618).

Please come for a lot of fun -- dress up in your favorite 50’s style. We will be doing ”The Stroll” and “The Hand Jive”. So go on U-Tube & learn the steps. We will be giving a fantastic prize for the best dancer for both dances.

For those who do not care to dance, but would much rather exercise, we will be having a “Hula Hoop” contest. This will be led by our very own Linda Boman. Prizes will be awarded to the best and longest Hula Hooper. We have many more surprises!

Installation Luncheon Committee: Susan Joyce, Linda Boman, Jeri Bowen, Deb Hebner, Kathy Calagias, Mary Peterson, Jill Tovey. 

IMPORTANT: All members who have not paid their opportunity tickets obligation and/or not in good current standing with membership dues for the 2017 year, will not be allowed to attend this function. It is stated in our By-Laws that you MUST be current with all obligations to attend the special events. If you have any questions regarding your status on your account, please contact our "Quilt Mom", Susan Joyce at: Phone - 818-366-7698 or by email: susanboydjoyce@gmail.com.

October 13 ~ No Workshop this month.

November 9 ~ Lecture: Sheila Collins ~ “My Creative Journey”

Sheila Collins has been “creating” in one form or another for as long as she can remember. She was encouraged by her mom and grandmothers who were also creative women. Her mom taught her how to sew when she was seven-years-old and it’s been a constant in Sheila’s life ever since.

Her love of sewing inspired her to study fashion design in college, and Sheila received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Stephens College in 1983. She didn’t get to pursue it the way she had hoped after graduation, but it prepared her for other things to come. Later, Sheila pursued another creative direction and studied graphic design. She attended Cincinnati Academy of Design from 1989-1991. After graduation Sheila worked at a small advertising agency for a year before starting her own graphic design business, Pali Graphic Design.

Another constant in her life has been her love of bright colors. Sheila feels there is a definite connection with growing up on Oahu. Colors speak to her, motivate her and make her feel good.

In 2010 Sheila started a new creative journey with the introduction of Sheila Collins Fabric Art, which is dimensional, framed fabric art. Her art combines her background in fashion design, graphic design, and love of sewing and quilting to produce fabric art that is dimensional, bright, cheerful, and fun. She believes colors affect people in a positive way, and she see this when people are viewing her art. People smile…a lot, and this makes her smile.

November 10 ~ Workshop: Sheila Collins ~ “Daisy Bouquet”

Cutting, fusing and stitching. It’s fun, and worthwhile, to experiment with color and design. Little changes can truly make a big difference. Sheila makes each sample using a different color palette with the hopes that she’ll inspire the students to experiment and work with colors that speak to them. 

December 14 ~ VQG Holiday Party & Spotlight Drawings

December 15 ~ No Workshop this month.

Dues Recommitment & Renewal

It’s that time of year to recommit to the Valley Quiltmakers Guild and come together with friends for camaraderie, sharing of ideas, workshops, programs and FUN! Our annual dues are only $40 and it is time to break out that piggy bank and renew your membership. You will note that we have included a place for you to pay for your opportunity quilt tickets at the same time as you pay for your dues…thereby making it easier to take care of obligations all at once.

EVERYONE NEEDS TO COMPLETE A MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION THIS YEAR AS WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT ALL YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION IS ACCURATE. (See new membership form included under Library, Newsletter Archives & Downloads below and also in the October 2017 VQG Newsletter.)

In order to be sure your information is included in the roster, we will need to have your dues payment by October 12, 2017. We are looking forward to a fun year in 2018.

Hugs, Wanda Reeves and Sue Merrell, Membership


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August 01, 2017