Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

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


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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.

on

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

 


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Pink Shirts Winner and Donation to Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation

The Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild was happy to make a donation of $1225.00 to the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation at our December meeting. Kirsta Millar from VBCF was on hand to accept our donation.

Donation to VBCF

Kirsta Millar, left, of the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation with Candra Parker, right, of the Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

Also on hand was the winner of the Pink Shirts quilt: Kay Cole of Glen Allen, Virginia.

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Thanks to our members and other members of the quilting community who gave a Pink Shirt for the quilt raffle. We created a beautiful quilt for a good cause.

CVA MQG


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Pink Shirts Quilt Raffle

The Pink Shirts Quilt is ready. It will be displayed at Quilting Adventures beginning October 6, 2015. Pink Shirts Quilt 2015 cropped

If you don’t live nearby, you can receive tickets ($5 minimum donation) through the mail:

CVA MQG

P.O. Box 5421

Glen Allen, VA 23058

*** if postmarked by October 25, 2015 with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Pink Shirts Quilt 2015 close up

All proceeds will benefit the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation. Pink Shirts ready to attach label2

The drawing will be November 3, 2015.

Thanks to everyone who Gave a Pink Shirt.


Pink Shirts Raffle Flyer Street Style