Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

Develop and Encourage the Growth and Development of Modern Quilting through Education and Community Activities


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We’re exhibiting at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

We are exhibiting at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival now underway in Hampton, Virginia at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

At the beginning of the year, members randomly selected a modern design category and created a quilt using that design element.  The categories included (1) modern traditionalism; (2) expansive negative space; (3) minimalism; (4) innovative piecing; (5) improvisation and (6) modern appliqué.

If you’re at Mid-Atlantic this weekend, take some time to explore our modern design quilts.

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QuiltCon Charity Quilt – Change the World

The Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild made a quilt to be displayed at the 2019 Modern Quilt Guild’s QuiltCon Charity Challenge display. These quilts will be hung during the event and afterwards will be donated to the charity of the group’s choosing. It’s a great way to get the name of the Modern Quilt Guild out there and to give back to our communities.

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Change the World

Our group decided to donate our quilt to the local organization, Change the World RVA (www.changetheworldrva.org), who helps local homeless high school students. From their website:

Change the World RVA is a 501(c)3 established to support high school and college students in Richmond, Virginia who are experiencing homelessness and housing instability.  We partner with an army of volunteers, churches, and organizations to make a meaningful difference in the lives of homeless youth.  We are an all-volunteer organization.  We are the only organization in the region that specifically addresses the needs of high school and college students facing homelessness.

The theme of this year’s challenge was “small piecing” with the following color scheme:

colors After some great brainstorming, (super big shout out to our Past President Wanda Dotson!!).  Wanda created the “Change the World” pattern which focuses on different sized “flying geese” blocks and was inspired by Change the World RVA’s logo.  We decided to stick with three of the challenge colors, Michael Miller’s cotton couture in “limeade”, “lavender”, and “hyacinth.” Here is the cover of the pattern Wanda created for this challenge!

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During our annual quilting retreat, we began assembling blocks and laying out the final layout of the quilt. We had some great collaboration to come up with a fantastic quilt top!

Then our very talented Margaret Griffiths worked her magic on it and through the quilting, really accentuated the flying geese motif that Wanda had started with. She created some additional flying geese through some very clever quilting, along with some straight line quilting.

Then the finished touches like binding, label, and sleeve were added.

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It was shipped to QuiltCon where you can see it hang with all of the other fantastic charity quilts made by others in the modern quilting community! Be sure to check it out! February 21-24, 2019 in Nashville.


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2019 Programs

It’s going to be a year of learning and honing our sewing skills.

February 5:

Simple Improvisation Demonstration by Wanda Dotson

March 5:

The Joys and Ease of Curved Piecing Demonstration by Susan Emory

April 2:

Modern Hand Quilting Demonstration by Truda Lee

May 7:

Sketch, Stitch and Paint Demonstration by Maragaret Griffiths

June 4:

TBD

July 9:

Michael Miller Header Swap

August 6:

Lino/block Printing Demonstration by Ana Conceicao

September 5 (during annual retreat):

Hand Embroidery Demonstrations with kits for making by Susan Emory and Marilyn Osen

October 1:

Make and Take Small Pouch with Cork or Krafttex with kits by Margaret Griffiths

November 5:

Color and Scale in Modern Quilts by Ann Prince

December 3:

Mini Header Quilt Reveal and Swap