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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December Gift Swap

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This is a reminder we are hosting a Gift Swap at our December 6, 2016 meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. (our November meeting is at Ardent Craft Ales on  Tuesday, November 1, 2016)

Location for December 6, 2016 meeting:

North Park Public Library

8508 Franconia Road

Henrico, VA 23227

GUIDELINES:

–Please bring a modern handmade item, no larger than 12”.

–Wrap it in fabric — your best piece of stash or the least appreciated fabric in  your stash.

RULES

–Each gift will be assigned a number as it arrives.

–That person will receive a square of paper with the corresponding number.

–That person will write down one little known fact about him or her and then fold the paper and throw it in the basket.

–When the gift exchange starts, the host will draw a piece of paper and read the little known fact (without mentioning the gift number)

–The person to guess first receives the gift with that corresponding number.

–Once that person guesses correctly they are out of the game.

–The game continues until there is one gift left, which is for the host.

 


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Tips, Tricks and Techniques

DO YOU HAVE a quilting tip to share?

What about a special or favorite tool, or perhaps a trick to doing something quilty?

If you do, don’t be shy.

Please bring your tool/trick/technique to the September 6, 2016 meeting.

This is just a casual sharing. If it’s a tool, please bring it and tell us why it’s special, or if you want to show us a technique/trick and bring an example.

Our meeting program will focus on sharing each member’s tool/ tip/trick for the group.

The board will lead off with some of their favorites to get it all going.

See you at the Tuckahoe Public Library, 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, VA 23229!


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June 7, 2016 Meeting Reminder

We are meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6 to 8 p.m. at:

Tuckahoe Library

1901 Starling Drive

Henrico, VA 23229

BRING your mini Polaroid quilt project and share your experience with this challenge.

WE also plan to brainstorm about designs for the QuiltCon East 2017 Charity Challenge. The theme is Scale, and this is color palette:

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If you have suggestions for the Charity Challenge and don’t want to share at the meeting, you can send those to us at CVAMQG@gmail.com

See you on Tuesday in Tuckahoe.


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May Meeting: Glen Allen location

We are meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Glen Allen branch of the Henrico County Public Library, on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

10501 Staples Mill Road

Glen Allen VA 23060

Our program will focus on How To Interact with the MQG site.

In anticipation, see attached document: Interacting with the MQG Site

and this link: How To: Navigate the Community Site

See you Tuesday in Glen Allen,

CVA MQG

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