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December 9, 2014

Member Showcase

Kathy Awender

Kathy has had a passion for creating and designing for as long as she can remember.  It was inherited from her mother, who sewed for her home and for all five of her daughters.  Kathy began with garment sewing and tailoring but progressed into knitting, basketry, smocking, heirloom sewing, hand embroidery and of course, quilt making.  Free motion machine quilting is her newest endeavor.  The downside to loving so many forms of fiber arts is that it is hard to focus on one technique at a time and put the others aside, which means there are always several "in progress" projects at any given time.  Kathy's designing has led to several honors, including first place awards in a design show and the Martha Pullen Sweepstakes.  She has been published in Sew Beautiful, Fancywork, Anne's Glory Box, Silk Ribbon Treasures and Creative Silk Ribbon Embroidery, and she co-authored the book Silk Ribbon Weaving and Embroidery, for which she designed three wall-hanging sized quilts.

She loves to share her passion through teaching. Her classes include quilting, embroidery, smocking and heirloom sewing. She is always designing new projects, and trying to find the time to make them all.

Julie Vlahos

Julie’s first exposure to quilting came after attending a Beach Cities Quilters Guild meeting in 1993. It totally overwhelmed her and she became a charter member at the end of the evening.  Growing up her family sewed most all of their own clothes. Julie’s mother worked doing piece work for a high powered fashion designer and was an excellent seamstress.  Loving fabric, design and color, quilting became Julie’s perfect hobby.  Along the way she discovered art quilts and endless opportunities to stretch out of her comfort zone. As she added friendship groups, wonderful speakers and workshops, her journey continues.  Along with quilts, Julie’s loves making purses and dolls.

Julie has served in many positions on the board for Surfside Quilters Guild: with many years in philanthropy, workshops, and currently welcoming. She is delighted to have been chosen to share her quilts with us. 

Future Speakers

December 9 - Member Showcase

January 13, 2015 - Lisa Bongean “Trunk Show"

For the complete list click on the "Speakers and Workshops"  tab at the left 

Super Swappers

To find out how it works click on this link SUPER SWAPPERS of Surfside Quilters Guild.pdf

Nov Civil War (accepted in December also) Dec *Reds and/or Black & White prints

*  When there are two possible swaps you may participate in one or both swaps.  But each swap must contain 12 blocks of just one of the swap choices.  Please do not mix the two swaps to make up the 12 block total.

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Workshop Location:

Faith Lutheran Church
34381 Calle Portola, Capistrano Beach, 92624

Workshop:  2014

Dec : No workshop Jan: Lisa Bongean Tulip Baskets Feb: Judy Sisneros Circle Pizzazz
For workshop information and to sign-up contact:

Workshop Co-Chairs:  Linda Rigdon     (949) 588-1640
Wendy McCalley   (949) 582-2024

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General Meeting: Second Tuesday Check in and Registration: 9:30 am

San Clemente Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall

119 North Avenida de la Estrella
San Clemente, Ca 92672
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