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Workshop information and supply lists will be published in Coastlines newsletter and posted here as they become available. The fee for one-day workshops is $40. Sign-ups for each workshop begin two months prior and we expect these excellent teachers to sell out fast. Workshops not filled two months in advance will be opened to non-members for an increased fee. Enroll by providing a check payable to Coastal Quilter's Guild to the Workshop Chair.  All programs are subject to change.

Workshops are held from 9am - 3:30pm unless otherwise indicated.
Goleta Community Center... Rm. 2
5679 Hollister Ave. • Goleta, CA 93117
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List of Teachers Who Have Presented at Coastal Quilters Guild - 1990 through 2016: Alpha by Last Name || By Year



January 12-13


Jean Impey
"Finding Your Passion and Running with It"

Jean's lecture will feature a video presentation and a large trunk show of her quilts.


Workshop January 13
Rustic Sun


Want a fast, fun, easy project? Do you have one of those machines with so many stitches that you’ve never even used? Or do you have pretty thread that you purchased but never used? Maybe you want to use some perle cotton and learn some decorative stitches…This is the project for you! Join us to make this sun shine in an otherwise gloomy January!

Supply List


February 9-10

Karla Alexander
"Lift the Quilts Out of Your Stash"

You will be looking at your stash in a whole new way and actually start using your fabric rather than just admiring it! Enjoy the confidence you’ll gain by exploring traditional and untraditional quilt methods by adding your own twist!  A trunk show with lots and lots of quilts will illustrate may different styles of quilts as well as subjects discussed.

Workshop February 10
Orderly Chaos

It’s always so much fun to discover a block that is fast and easy to piece that inspires you to make them again and again. That’s what you’ll find in this workshop!

While anyone can  duplicate someone else’s design, you’ll  learn to re-work these blocks, making them 100% your own. 

You’ll be happy to see how one simple block method will allow you to design table runners/toppers/patchwork for clothing, hand bags and more!

This workshop has it all: mastery, mystery, ease, playfulness and endless options.

Supply List


March 9-10

Cheryl Malkowski
"Following the Creative Path"

This will be an hour-long trunk show in which we will hear about how Cheryl came to invent the chenille color stick technique and about the inspiration for her other four books. She says, “Every quilt has a story…My hope is for quilters to be who they are and follow their dreams. Sometimes they come true!”

Workshop March 10
Doodle Quilting

In this class, students use Cheryl’s best-selling book, Doodle Quilting, for exploring quilt motifs and how they work together.

We will explore options for continuous line quilting for backgrounds, all-over patterns, borders, and more.

Once you have these patterns stored in your muscle memory, they will easily transfer to your quilting.

Supply List


April 13



Member Challenge
"Mermaid Maritime Magic"

May 11-12

Jane Connor
Stitch Exploration

Learn all about how to use your sewing machine’s stitches and functions to create new and innovative effects! Both Jane's lecture and workshop are called, “Stitch Exploration.”

“Today’s sewing machines offer a host of stitches and functions that can be overwhelming. In this class, I hope to excite you about your machine, and motivate you to learn to use the stitches and functions with more confidence.

In ‘Stitch Exploration,’ you will learn to catalog your stitches and apply functions to each stitch. We will put together designs and borders using our stitches.

Workshop May 12
Stitch Exploration

Supply List

June 8 - 9

Catherine Redford
The Language of Flowers

June brings us a lecture on a different but intriguing topic, “The Language of Flowers,” and a workshop, “Happy Scrappy Improv Quilts,” that feels like play instead of work. The lecture features a wide variety of quilts with flowers, many of which are beaded and embellished.


Workshop June 9
Happy Scrappy Improv Quilts

Have you ever looked at Modern Improv Quilts and not known where to start?

Bring a bag of scraps, a neutral solid, and your happy thoughts! We’ll look at a few examples, discuss some techniques, including adding narrow strips and gently curved piecing, and get to stitching.

Make one, and maybe two small wallhangings, ready to take home and quilt.

Supply List


July 13

Member Potluck & Library Book Sale

August 10 - 11

Natalie Barnes
"beyond the reef"

Natalie is the owner/designer for beyond the reef, a pattern-design company that she
started one rainy north shore morning on a lanai in Hanalei, Kauai, while drinking coffee
with author Jill Marie Landis. As a little girl, Natalie learned to sew, knit, and crochet
from her grandmother. After a successful career in the demanding commercial/corporate
interior design field in Los Angeles, Natalie decided it was time to live a new dream, and
put her talents to work in another area. She has never looked back. She is author of A
Modern Twist, by Martingale/TPP with contributions by Angela Walters. Her first fabric
line, Hand Maker for Windham Fabrics, is being shipped to quilt shops this Fall 2016.
Having always lived on the beach, she draws her inspiration for color and design from
the sea, the sky, and the land.

Workshop August 11
String Piecing Boot Camp


This is a concept class, or a theory class. The focus in this class will be on string piecing. We'll work with free form and foundation piecing. Then we'll take a look at what can be done with these string piecing elements. How about some appliqué? Triangles? Block arrangements? Half square triangle strips. Last but not least, we'll be talking about color and contrast and the use of both of these while working with string piecing.

**this is a working techniques class – we are not making a quilt, we are honing our techniques

Supply List

September 14

Andi Perejda

Andi Perejda is an award-winning quilt maker, teacher and a founding member of the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges, nacqj.com. She began quilting in 1991 and her enthusiasm for quilting continues to grow. Quilt-making is Andi's passion and her quilts have been shown nationally and internationally over the past two decades. She is known for her hand quilting and hand applique, however her interests are not limited to these. Her interest in all facets of quilt making continues to grow. She is currently active in three fiberarts groups: California Fiber Artists, Fibervision and Cutting Edge. Her work has been in gallery and museum shows over the past few years.


Andi earned her NQA judge's certification in 2003 and is also a Master Quilt Judge. She has judged quilt competitions in a number of States, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Indiana, Michigan, Texas, Nevada, Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and California.

She has had exhibited at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, PIQF, SAQA in Birmingham England, IQA Houston, the Patchwork and Quilt Expo IX in the Netherlands, the Tokyo Great International Quilt Festival, and in Barcelona as well as in many more shows.

She has earned many prizes, including Best of Show, First Place and Judges Choice for Art Quilts as well as Traditional Pieced, Applique  and Hand Quilting.

Andi will share some of her traditional quilts as well as her newer art quilts.
She has written patterns and teaches a Craftsy classs in hand quilting.

October 12



October 14

Santa Barbara Modern Quilt Guild
Some of the members of the Santa Modern Quilt Guild (many of whom are Coastal Quilters members, as well) will be here to share with us their journey into Modern Quilting.  They will share some of the quilts they have designed.


October 14
Sew Day GVCC 8:30 to 3:00p

Cost: $10
Bring any project of your own, have fun with friends and get some stitching done!
Or, you can stitch up a cradle kit!


November 9 - 10

Dora Cary
"Be Fearless"

Dora will be with us to share her love of making patterns and teaching quilting. 

Workshop Nov 10 - GVCC
"Make it Modern"

Members will be able to choose one of four patterns to make in the workshop.

New Make It Modern Workshop Requirements

December 14

Holiday Party and Potluck

Entertainment by the Amazing
Magician Shawn McMaster

Holiday Make and Take Fun
Delicious Food to Share
Really Fun Door Prizes Including...
Tickets for Two to Magic Castle donated by Shawn

Bring a Guest! We can seat up to 160 people!

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