Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

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


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Quilts for Refugees

Our members made three quilts for refugees in 2016. At our December meeting we donated them to Commonwealth Catholic Charities. They will give them to families who have relocated to Virginia.

We used two quilt patterns from the MQG’s Quilt of the Month series.

This is Rally by Melanie Tuazon, the February 2016 Quilt of the Month. It was made by members and quilted by Melanie Leckey of Oh Sew Loved.

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Left: Guild President Wanda Dotson; Right: Abubaker Abdelrahman of Commonwealth Catholic Charities

This is Boats! Boats! Boats! By Brenda Ratliff, the July 2014 Quilt of the Month. We made two quilts. This one was made and quilted by Margaret Griffiths of MMG Fiber Designs:

 

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This one was made  by members and quilted by Jennie Wood of The Longarm Network.

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Thanks to our members who made blocks, assembled the rows, quilted or bound the quilts. We are so proud to be able to give back to our community and celebrate modern quilting at the same time.

Fantastic job!

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Our QuiltCon Charity Block Guidelines

Time is running out for members to make their background blocks for our QuiltCon East 2017 Charity Challenge Quilt.

Our quilt is inspired by an aerial view of the James River.

–The quilt will measure 72′ by 90″

            Each unfinished background block will be 18.5″ square

–There are 20 blocks

SOLIDS ONLY

PRE-WASH FABRIC, please

                        –Turn in blocks at October 4, 2016 meeting

For a list of solid fabrics which are compatible with the color palette, go to:

QuiltCon East Quilt Show link

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Link below for the pdf of these guidelines:

quiltcon-east-2017-charity-challenge-guidelines

Our Sew Day is set for October 22, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 3400 R Street, Richmond, VA 23223.

 


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QuiltCon Charity Sew Day

WE are excited to inform you of the date and location for our QuiltCon Charity Sew Day.

We are gathering from 9:00 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016, at

Holy Rosary Catholic Church
3400 R Street
Richmond VA 23223
This is Candra Parker’s church and she will be our hostess. The church is located in the East End/Church Hill area of the City of Richmond — perfect for making our river scrappy applique.

—Please bring a pot luck item for lunch. We’ll provide the snacks.

In case you’re wondering, we could not find a date at Quilting Adventures in October on the weekend. But, if you need fabric for this charity challenge, they have the right shades of pink, silver, white, citrus and yarrow.

The background blocks are due at our October meeting.

For the river, bring scraps of blue to the Sew Day on October 22. For reference, these are Kona Ultramarine, Kona Hyacinth, and Kona Ocean.

See you October 22!


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From Our Heart to Yours

We were so sad when we learned of the murders of 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016.

The president of the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild asked for “heart” blocks so  that they could make quilts for the victims, their families, and the local emergency services personnel and police.

Our member, Ana, asked members through our Community page of the MQG website if members wanted to make a quilt we could send.

We were happy to turn our sadness into a quilt for the people of Orlando directly affected by this terrible tragedy. We made blocks and Ana assembled them.

Jennie, a member and longarm specialist at Virginia Longarm, quilted it with more hearts.

We recently sent it to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild.

From our heart to yours,

pulse-quilt-2016

 


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We are making a Quilt for Pulse

WE ARE making and collecting heart blocks to create a quilt to send to the Orlando MQG. They plan to give the quilts to the family and friends of the victims of the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and to the survivors. They have a goal of 102 quilts.

Ana will assemble the quilt top, and Jennie will quilt it.

What you need to know:

–Any size heart is fine. We prefer a 10.5″ unfinished block to make it easier to assemble.

–Any number of blocks is fine. Make as many as you can or want.

–We prefer a light background — low volume, light gray, or white on white.

–The hearts should be in rainbow colors — prints or solids.

–Ana will make it work.Quilt for Pulse

Here is a heart block pattern you might want to use:

Cluck Cluck Sew Hearts

The Modern Quilt Guild also has a post with links to other heart blocks.

DELIVER BLOCKS TO

QUILTING ADVENTURES BY Sunday, JULY 10.

Any questions, contact us at cvaMQG@gmail.com