Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

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QuiltCon Charity Quilt – Change the World

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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.


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!


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.


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.


Author: Wanda Ann Dotson

Modern quilter living in Virginia, USA. Founding member of the Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild.

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