Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

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

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September Meeting!

Hello all!

Our September meeting will be held at The Longarm Network at 2085 Val Park Dr, Oilville, VA 23129 and we will start our meeting at 6:30PM. They will be giving us a demo for how longarm machines work and there should be a little time left for us to play on the machines!!

Also, the deadline for submitting silent auction mini quilts is this meeting. We need to be able to catalog everything so every quilt should have a label with the makers name, name of the quilt, and two pieces of the soft side of Velcro attached to the back.



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July Meeting Location Change!

Hello all!

We have made a last minute change to our July meeting location. Instead of Studio Two Three, we will be meeting at U-Fab on Tuesday July 10th from 6PM to 8PM. The address is 7921 West Broad Street, Richmond Virginia 23294. Hope to see everyone there!

PS – remember this meeting is hands-on with an applique supply list so please see below for the supplies that you’ll need to bring.

Thanks everyone!



For the July applique mini workshop:

Applique Tool Box, from Carolyn Friedlander:
+Thread for project (such as Aurifil Cotton 50wt)
+ Appliqué needles (such as Clover Gold Eye Appliqué Needles No. 10)
+ Appliqué pins (such as Clover Appliqué Size 12)
+ Large fabric scissors (Ginghers, Kai 8″ or 9″)
+ Small fabric scissors (Ginghers, Kai 8
+ Removable marking tool (such as Pilot Frixion pen–always test on fabric before using)
+ Seam gauge (such as Dritz Measuring Gauge)
+ Heavy paper or template plastic (for copying templates)
Optional supplies:
+Preferred Thimble
+Needle threader
+thread conditioner (such as Thread Heaven or beeswax)

Project Block: TWO OPTIONS
1. The KISS Level–simple, but a lot of folks have done this:
Three Circles on a Background  “Half Lego block” or “Dot Candy”
+3  mini charms
+5.5″ x 7.5″ background fabric

2. The NO MORE CIRCLES Level–for those who want a small block:
Popsicle Party, a free pattern on the Robert Kaufman website.
A little more involved, but fun for those who have already done application

I have attached the pattern. I would instruct folks not to machine baste.


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Proposed Amendments to the By-Laws

Article IX: 9.1 Amending the By-Laws provides that the Executive Council may propose an amendment to our By-Laws at any time. The proposed amendment(s) must be electronically proposed via the Guild’s website two weeks prior to a regular meeting. Voting will occur at that meeting with a majority of the members attending constituting an affirmative response.

The Executive Council proposes the following amendments to the Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild’s By-Laws to be voted on at our September 5, 2017 regular meeting.

Article I: Name, Purpose and General Matters

 1.6 Annual Meeting

 [Current: The January meeting of The Guild will be considered the Annual Meeting where elections are held, the budget is presented for approval and the President and Treasurer will deliver reports.]

 [Change sentence]

 The January meeting of The Guild will be considered the Annual Meeting where the budget is presented and the President and Treasurer will deliver reports.


“where elections are held”

Article II: Members

 2.4 Voting

 [Current: Absentee voting is allowed by Proxy voting only.”

 [change last sentence and add sentence]

Absentee voting is allowed. Members shall request an absentee ballot from the Nominating Committee Chair before the election and submit the ballot before the election. The Chair may issue and accept absentee ballots electronically.

Article III: Officers

 3.1 Officers

 [Current: Officer must attend 80% of the general and Executive Council meetings.”

 [change last sentence]

Officers must attend 75% of the general and Executive Council meetings.

3.3 Election of Officers

[add sentence]

Elections will be held in December.

Article IV: Executive Council

 4.3 Meetings

 [Current: The Executive Council shall meet quarterly and as needed to conduct the business of The Guild.]

[add sentence]

 The Executive Council may hold virtual meetings at the discretion of the Executive Council. Members may attend Executive Council meetings virtually at their discretion.

Click here for the electronic version of these proposed amendments.


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Pink Flamingo Retreat

WE ARE hosting a retreat at DoubleTree at Hilton, August 3-6, 2017, 1021 Koger Center Blvd., Richmond, VA 23235.Pink Flamingo with Dates








Three Day Retreat Fee: $125.00 for Members; $175.00 for non-Guild Members

Four-Day Retreat Fee: $150.00 for Members; $200.00 for non-Guild Members

Fee includes:

Individual 6′ table in conference room

Dinner on Friday and Saturday nights at the hotel restaurant.

$50 Deposit due by June 15, 2017.

Make check payable to Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild.

Hotel Reservations: $109.00 per night, made directly with the Hotel, 804-379-3800, expires July 13, 2017.

All the details and the registration form: click here.