Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

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

Community Giving

From the very beginning of our guild in 2015, we have been giving back to our community through quilt making and other projects. Here are a few of our charitable endeavors:

The Modern Quilt Guild hosts a Charity Challenge each year in which guilds design and make quilts to be exhibited at MQG’s QuiltCon. The MQG chooses the color palette and the theme. We choose the charity.

This quilt, The James, Not to Scale, was exhibited at QuiltCon in Savannah, Georgia in February 2017.

We donated it to James River Association for its annual auction.

We made this quilt, Change the World, (left) for the 2019 QuiltCon Charity Challenge. The theme was small piecing. It was exhibited at QuiltCon in Nashville, Tennessee.

We donated it to Change the World RVA.

We created this quilt, Road to Home, (right) for the 2018 QuiltCon Charity Challenge. The theme was Modern Traditionalism. We made Road to Oklahoma blocks in a revised way. The quilt was exhibited in Pasadena, California.

We donated it to Henrico CASA.

Members made these shirts using Carolyn Friedlander’s pattern, Shirts. We held a raffle to benefit the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.

Members used patterns from the Modern Quilt Guild to create three quilts (pattern at left by Melanie Tuazon and pattern by Brenda Ratliff, not shown) for Commonwealth Catholic Charities’ refugee program.

We make fidget quilts and walker totes for the Memory Center of Richmond and other assisted living facilities in our area.

At right, Ann Connolly models one of the walker totes we donated to the Little Sisters of the Poor in Richmond, Virginia.