Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

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

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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.







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.


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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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December Reminders: Meet, Make and Sew

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6 to 8 p.m. at Quilting Adventures, 6943 Lakeside Ave., Richmond VA 23228
Please bring a 12″ or less quilted item for a gift swap at December’s meeting. Be creative and be modern!
Dues are due at or by our December meeting. Dues are $30 for 2016. We take cash or a check made payable to CVA MQG.
Turn in your surveys to the Program Committee. You can email a copy of your responses to this email address: cvamqg@gmail.com If you need a survey, send a message to the same email address and we’ll send you one.
Our next scheduled Sew Day is Sunday, December 6, 2015, from noon to 5 p.m. at Quilting Adventures.
See you then,


A Sew Sew Day

WE’VE scheduled A SEW SEW DAY to assembly the Pink Shirts. We’ll meet at Quilting Adventures beginning around 10:00 a.m. and work until we have a complete wardrobe. The shop closes at 6:00 p.m.A sew sew day September2015

Please bring your sewing machine and tools. And, some design ideas.

If you have white or gray fabric to add, please bring that as well. Batting, appreciated too.

There might be snacks — no guarantee.

Looking forward to a SEW SEW DAY,