Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

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


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February 7, 2017 Meeting Location

We will meet on February 7, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at

Bon Air Library

9103 Rattlesnake Road

North Chesterfield, Va 

We are starting a new tradition with Two Raffles to raise money for the Guild.

BRING CASH:

50/50 Raffle:

$1 for each ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. The winner splits the pot.

Brown Bag Raffle:

This month the board members will each donate an item for the raffle. Winner takes all the goodies in the bag.

$1 for each ticket or $5 for 6 tickets.

 


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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

 


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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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January 3, 2017 Meeting Reminder

Our first meeting of 2017 will be Tuesday, January 3, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at

Tuckahoe Public Library

1901 Starling Drive

Henrico, VA 23229

Our first order of business will be the election of officers for the 2017 Executive Council.

We are also having a Make and Take workshop. We changed our plans as announced at the December meeting. We’re making lanyards!

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We’ll also have the fabric with our logo we purchased through Spoonflower and a pattern for making an ID badge.

See you this coming Tuesday.

 

 


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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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Check your Email for Nominating Candidates Survey

Emails were sent to members asking for responses to the Nominating Candidates Survey. If you did not get this email, please let us know at cvaMQG@gmail.com

Please reply to the email.

This is what the Survey asks:

Your Name:

CVAMQG members, please answer the following 6 questions. The Nominating Committee is looking to the membership to see who may be interested in being a candidate or nominating a candidate for the Executive Council 2017

1. Are you interested in the position of PRESIDENT for the year 2017, CVAMQG Executive Council?

___ YES, I am interested in the position of PRESIDENT.

___ NO, I am not interested in the position of PRESIDENT.

Write in a candidate for the position of PRESIDENT _______________________.

2. Are you interested in the position of VICE PRESIDENT for the year 2017, CVAMQG Executive Council?

___ YES, I am interested in the position of VICE PRESIDENT.

___ NO, I am not interested in the position of VICE  PRESIDENT.

Write in a candidate for the position of VICE PRESIDENT _______________________.

3. Are you interested in the position of SECRETARY for the year 2017, CVAMQG Executive Council?

___ YES, I am interested in the position of SECRETARY.

___ NO, I am not interested in the position of SECRETARY.

Write in a candidate for the position of SECRETARY _______________________.

4.  Are you interested in the position of TREASURER for the year 2017, CVAMQG Executive Council?

___ YES, I am interested in the position of TREASURER.

___ NO, I am not interested in the position of TREASURER.

 Write in a candidate for the position of TREASURER _______________________.

 5. Are you interested in the position of WAYS AND MEANS CHAIRPERSON for the year 2017, CVAMQG Executive Council?

___ YES, I am interested in the position of WAYS AND MEANS CHAIRPERSON.
___ NO, I am not interested in the position of WAYS AND MEANS CHAIRPERSON.
Write in a candidate for the position of WAYS AND MEANS CHAIRPERSON _______________________.

6. Are you interested in the position of PROGRAM COORDINATOR for the year 2017, CVAMQG Executive Council?

___ YES, I am interested in the position of PROGRAM COORDINATOR.

___ NO, I am not interested in the position of PROGRAM COORDINATOR.

Write in a candidate for the position of PROGRAM COORDINATOR _______________________.

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