Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

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


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The 100 Day Project Get Together

Quilting Adventures is hosting a Get Together to share our work and experiences from The 100 Day Project on August 22, 2019, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Address: 6943 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228. You are invited!


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We’re exhibiting at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

We are exhibiting at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival now underway in Hampton, Virginia at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

At the beginning of the year, members randomly selected a modern design category and created a quilt using that design element.  The categories included (1) modern traditionalism; (2) expansive negative space; (3) minimalism; (4) innovative piecing; (5) improvisation and (6) modern appliqué.

If you’re at Mid-Atlantic this weekend, take some time to explore our modern design quilts.

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2019 Programs

It’s going to be a year of learning and honing our sewing skills.

February 5:

Simple Improvisation Demonstration by Wanda Dotson

March 5:

The Joys and Ease of Curved Piecing Demonstration by Susan Emory

April 2:

Modern Hand Quilting Demonstration by Truda Lee

May 7:

Sketch, Stitch and Paint Demonstration by Maragaret Griffiths

June 4:

TBD

July 9:

Michael Miller Header Swap

August 6:

Lino/block Printing Demonstration by Ana Conceicao

September 5 (during annual retreat):

Hand Embroidery Demonstrations with kits for making by Susan Emory and Marilyn Osen

October 1:

Make and Take Small Pouch with Cork or Krafttex with kits by Margaret Griffiths

November 5:

Color and Scale in Modern Quilts by Ann Prince

December 3:

Mini Header Quilt Reveal and Swap

 


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Line Design and Bias Tape

For our May 2, 2017 meeting, we are exploring Line for our monthly Design Guidance Program with Hands-On Demonstration. Every decision involves a line: straight, curved or zig zagged. You need lines. This program will be fun and informative.

Kat and Wanda will demonstrate bias tape making and designing with bias tape.IMG_0213

Please Bring:

Strips to make bias tape. One continuous strip is recommended. (See links below for how to makes bias strips)

One piece of fabric for background (fat quarter or larger)

Wonder tape, fusible web or glue

Clover bias tape makers (optional) If you’re interested in using our clover bias tape makers, make 1″ strips or 5/8″ strips of bias fabric.

We’ll provide iron and ironing board.

If you have a design you want to practice with, bring that. This will also be a good time to experiment with contrast and color theory– our previous programs.

If you have examples of designing with bias tape, PLEASE SHARE.

Helpful Links:

Making Bias Tape, The Seasoned Homemaker

Continous Bias Tape, Colette

Some Inspiration:

QuiltCon 2015 MQG Winners of Bias Tape Challenge

Latifar Safari, How To and Inspiration

 


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BIG NEWS: 2017 Design Guidance and Hands-On Demonstrations

The Executive Council and Program Chair announce plans for the 2017 Design Guidance Programs with Hands-On Demonstrations.

This year we will explore the elements and principals of design, through the methods of quilting. Each month a different principal will be explored, and a method of quilting will be presented. Members are encouraged to make their own blocks based on the “lesson”. At the end of the year, everyone will present finished blocks, or a sampler quilt showing the different elements and principals of design.

Everyone who participates will be entered into a raffle; a winner will be chosen randomly, to have a free membership for the coming year.
There will be a Sew Day every other month. This will be an opportunity for members to work on their blocks for their sampler.

For our February 7, 2017 meeting we will study CONTRAST and VALUE as a design element in your quilts.

Contrast is the juxtaposition of opposing elements such as opposites on the color wheel. Contrast usually creates a focus point.

Value means the lightness and darkness of a color.

BRING:

–Scraps of fabric, a few 5″ in size and in a variety of colors and patterns

–Good, sharp needle

–Thimble

–Small scissors

–Two colors of contrasting thread

HANDS-ON ACTIVITY AND DEMONSTRATION:

While Ana, our Program Chair, is demonstrating, everyone will use their scraps to find examples of contrast and value.
Everyone will find one larger piece, cut a shape out of a contrasting smaller piece of fabric, and then baste, and learn how to needle turn appliqué.

The goal will be to learn the skill, then take home the skill and design element and make a block for the larger sampler.

OTHER DESIGN ELEMENTS:

Throughout 2017, we will study the elements of design:

April: Color/Hue (presented by Susan Emory)

May: Line

June: Size and Scale

July: Shape

August: Emphasis

September: (Guest Speaker)

October: Direction

November: Texture

December: Show and Tell of blocks and samplers