Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

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


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Violet Craft Workshop, early bird deadline is August 1

Violet Craft Workshop

Take an ALL DAY class with VIOLET CRAFT on Friday September 15,  2017

Varina Library

1875 New Market Road

Henrico, VA 23231

10 am to 4 pm

You will choose any  foundation paper piecing pattern by Violet Craft to work on that day.

Phyllis at Quilting Adventures can order any pattern for you.

COST BEFORE AUGUST 1 (postmarked date):

 $100/MEMBER

$125/NON-MEMBER

COST AFTER AUGUST 1:

$125/MEMBER

$150/NON-MEMBER

The cost does not include the pattern or supplies. The pattern will be your guide for supplies, but we will send a general supply list via email.

CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM

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Violet Craft Workshop, Sept. 15, in Richmond; Registration now open

 

Violet Craft WorkshopWho is Violet Craft?
She describes herself on her blog:

I am a licensed designer for Michael Miller Fabrics and distribute my own line of sewing patterns, but mostly I am a momma, a wife, a friend and a maker.  I was born in the Old West where I pursued my education in business and finance. The start of my career in software development brought me to the Pacific Northwest where I bagged my man, feathered my nest and stitched it all together. Drawn to art, craft and make-ing, the birth of my first daughter compelled me to ditch my corporate career and seek out my passion.

My children’s apparel line, Kung Fu Bambini, reached boutiques in 2004. My first fabric collection debuted with Michael Miller Fabrics in Spring 2011 along with the first Violet Craft Distinctive Lifestyle Sewing Patterns. I teach sewing and design workshops which are often influenced by my awesomely nerdy former career.

Some of her patterns:

— Forest Abstractions

— Jungle Abstractions

— Peacock Abstractions

Take an ALL DAY class with VIOLET CRAFT on Friday September 15,  2017

Varina Library

1875 New Market Road

Henrico, VA 23231

10 am to 4 pm

You will choose any  foundation paper piecing pattern by Violet Craft to work on that day.

Phyllis at Quilting Adventures can order any pattern for you.

COST BEFORE AUGUST 1:

 $100/MEMBER

$125/NON-MEMBER

COST AFTER AUGUST 1:

$125/MEMBER

$150/NON-MEMBER

The cost does not include the pattern or supplies. The pattern will be your guide for supplies, but we will send a general supply list via email.

CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM


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Registration for Pink Flamingo Retreat Extended until July 15, 2017

That’s right. If you thought you had missed your chance to attend the Pink Flamingo Retreat, you haven’t.

We have extended the deadline until July 15, 2017. That’s the last possible date. We need to inform the hotel how many people are coming. The retreat includes dinner on Friday and Saturday. Hotel accommodations are separate, and you are not required to stay at the hotel to attend the retreat.

Pink Flamingo with Dates

 

For the all the details and the registration form, click here.


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July and August Meeting Changes

Our regular meeting space, Studio Two Three, is renovating and we are moving our meeting locations and dates for July and August.

We will meet Tuesday, JULY 11, 6 to 8 p.m at Quilting Adventures, 6943 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228.

Our August meeting will be THURSDAY August 3, 6 to 8 pm at DoubleTree by Hilton, 1021 Koger Center Blvd., Richmond, VA, 23235. This is the site for the Pink Flamingo Retreat and you don’t have to be registered for the Retreat to attend the Guild meeting. Our program will be Tips and Tricks for Finishing Quilts so we’ll have all our stuff there and should make it easier to share our tips and tricks.

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James River Association Auction of our QuiltCon Quilt, The James Not to Scale,

We donated our 2017 QuiltCon East Charity Challenge quilt to the James River Association for its auction.

The auction is Saturday, June 3, 2017 as part of the JRA’s Westover Lawn Party. The party is held at the Westover Plantation in Charles City, VA, from 2 to 6 p.m. The live auction commences at 4:30 p.m.

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Our quilt is featured in the Auction Booklet:

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We were happy to donate our work to support the work of the James River Association. Thanks to our members who made blocks, assembled the quilt top, added the binding and supported this effort. A special thank you to Melanie Leckey of Oh Sew Loved who quilted it.


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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