Sandy Jewett comes to SFVQA after being Professor of Chemistry at CSUN for 25 years and retiring in 2003. Sandy starting quilting in 1999 when she found out her stepdaughter was having her first baby.She started out with watercolor quilts and paper piecing (the technique she loves to hate).Through Rita Streimer's classes and numerous SFVQA workshops, Sandy has tackled a number of other techniques.She has volunteered for various board positions and is the self-appointed documentarian for the Association and Quilting in the Valley Show.She was honored with the Dorothea London Award in 2014.Sandy will tell us about the value of trial and error in quilting and about giving credit where credit is due!
A surprise addition to the June program is Quilt Ninja Julia Fikse.She25 years of experience in the textile industry as a designer, garment maker, textile creator, graphic artist, entrepreneur, clothing and accessory manufacturer, and business leader. Julia has a B.S. in Design from the UC Davis and a minor in Textiles and Clothing. She has trained and worked as a trend forecaster, designer, colorist and dye coordinator at Levi Strauss and Co., Gymboree, and Adidas. She has owned and operated her own clothing company for over 14 years. Julia is an AQS Certified quilt appraiser based in Los Angeles and currently holds memberships in a variety of quilt-related organizations including the Modern Quilt Guild, PAAQT and American Quilter’s Society.Julia will talk to us about 2019 TRENDS to inspire our efforts for the 2019 Auction at the Quilting in the Valley Show.