Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

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


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Proposed Amendments to the By-Laws

Article IX: 9.1 Amending the By-Laws provides that the Executive Council may propose an amendment to our By-Laws at any time. The proposed amendment(s) must be electronically proposed via the Guild’s website two weeks prior to a regular meeting. Voting will occur at that meeting with a majority of the members attending constituting an affirmative response.

The Executive Council proposes the following amendments to the Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild’s By-Laws to be voted on at our September 5, 2017 regular meeting.

Article I: Name, Purpose and General Matters

 1.6 Annual Meeting

 [Current: The January meeting of The Guild will be considered the Annual Meeting where elections are held, the budget is presented for approval and the President and Treasurer will deliver reports.]

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 The January meeting of The Guild will be considered the Annual Meeting where the budget is presented and the President and Treasurer will deliver reports.

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“where elections are held”

Article II: Members

 2.4 Voting

 [Current: Absentee voting is allowed by Proxy voting only.”

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Absentee voting is allowed. Members shall request an absentee ballot from the Nominating Committee Chair before the election and submit the ballot before the election. The Chair may issue and accept absentee ballots electronically.

Article III: Officers

 3.1 Officers

 [Current: Officer must attend 80% of the general and Executive Council meetings.”

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Officers must attend 75% of the general and Executive Council meetings.

3.3 Election of Officers

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Elections will be held in December.

Article IV: Executive Council

 4.3 Meetings

 [Current: The Executive Council shall meet quarterly and as needed to conduct the business of The Guild.]

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 The Executive Council may hold virtual meetings at the discretion of the Executive Council. Members may attend Executive Council meetings virtually at their discretion.

Click here for the electronic version of these proposed amendments.

 

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Violet Craft Workshop, early bird deadline is August 1

Violet Craft Workshop

Take an ALL DAY class with VIOLET CRAFT on Friday September 15,  2017

Varina Library

1875 New Market Road

Henrico, VA 23231

10 am to 4 pm

You will choose any  foundation paper piecing pattern by Violet Craft to work on that day.

Phyllis at Quilting Adventures can order any pattern for you.

COST BEFORE AUGUST 1 (postmarked date):

 $100/MEMBER

$125/NON-MEMBER

COST AFTER AUGUST 1:

$125/MEMBER

$150/NON-MEMBER

The cost does not include the pattern or supplies. The pattern will be your guide for supplies, but we will send a general supply list via email.

CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM


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Violet Craft Workshop, Sept. 15, in Richmond; Registration now open

 

Violet Craft WorkshopWho is Violet Craft?
She describes herself on her blog:

I am a licensed designer for Michael Miller Fabrics and distribute my own line of sewing patterns, but mostly I am a momma, a wife, a friend and a maker.  I was born in the Old West where I pursued my education in business and finance. The start of my career in software development brought me to the Pacific Northwest where I bagged my man, feathered my nest and stitched it all together. Drawn to art, craft and make-ing, the birth of my first daughter compelled me to ditch my corporate career and seek out my passion.

My children’s apparel line, Kung Fu Bambini, reached boutiques in 2004. My first fabric collection debuted with Michael Miller Fabrics in Spring 2011 along with the first Violet Craft Distinctive Lifestyle Sewing Patterns. I teach sewing and design workshops which are often influenced by my awesomely nerdy former career.

Some of her patterns:

— Forest Abstractions

— Jungle Abstractions

— Peacock Abstractions

Take an ALL DAY class with VIOLET CRAFT on Friday September 15,  2017

Varina Library

1875 New Market Road

Henrico, VA 23231

10 am to 4 pm

You will choose any  foundation paper piecing pattern by Violet Craft to work on that day.

Phyllis at Quilting Adventures can order any pattern for you.

COST BEFORE AUGUST 1:

 $100/MEMBER

$125/NON-MEMBER

COST AFTER AUGUST 1:

$125/MEMBER

$150/NON-MEMBER

The cost does not include the pattern or supplies. The pattern will be your guide for supplies, but we will send a general supply list via email.

CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM


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Registration for Pink Flamingo Retreat Extended until July 15, 2017

That’s right. If you thought you had missed your chance to attend the Pink Flamingo Retreat, you haven’t.

We have extended the deadline until July 15, 2017. That’s the last possible date. We need to inform the hotel how many people are coming. The retreat includes dinner on Friday and Saturday. Hotel accommodations are separate, and you are not required to stay at the hotel to attend the retreat.

Pink Flamingo with Dates

 

For the all the details and the registration form, click here.


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July and August Meeting Changes

Our regular meeting space, Studio Two Three, is renovating and we are moving our meeting locations and dates for July and August.

We will meet Tuesday, JULY 11, 6 to 8 p.m at Quilting Adventures, 6943 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228.

Our August meeting will be THURSDAY August 3, 6 to 8 pm at DoubleTree by Hilton, 1021 Koger Center Blvd., Richmond, VA, 23235. This is the site for the Pink Flamingo Retreat and you don’t have to be registered for the Retreat to attend the Guild meeting. Our program will be Tips and Tricks for Finishing Quilts so we’ll have all our stuff there and should make it easier to share our tips and tricks.

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James River Association Auction of our QuiltCon Quilt, The James Not to Scale,

We donated our 2017 QuiltCon East Charity Challenge quilt to the James River Association for its auction.

The auction is Saturday, June 3, 2017 as part of the JRA’s Westover Lawn Party. The party is held at the Westover Plantation in Charles City, VA, from 2 to 6 p.m. The live auction commences at 4:30 p.m.

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Our quilt is featured in the Auction Booklet:

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We were happy to donate our work to support the work of the James River Association. Thanks to our members who made blocks, assembled the quilt top, added the binding and supported this effort. A special thank you to Melanie Leckey of Oh Sew Loved who quilted it.