Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

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


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UPDATE: Registration is FULL for Sherri Lynn Wood Workshops.

Registration is now FULL. We have closed payment for workshops.

The Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild is hosting Sherri Lynn Wood for a weekend of Improvisation! Saturday, February 1, 2020, for Patchwork Doodle, and on Sunday, February 2, 2020, for Grid Busting Mashup. Registration is open to non-members.

We are also happy to provide a free lecture Saturday, February 1, 2020, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., entitled Ruler Free Mashup. If you are only attending the Lecture, please complete the Registration form and select Lecture Only.

Location:

DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond Midlothian, 1021 Koger Center Boulevard, Richmond, VA, 23235. Room rate is $109 per night. Provide our name when making reservations. Room reservations are separate from the workshop registration.

Workshop Descriptions:

Patchwork Doodle:

1-day 6hr / intermediate / all skill levels welcome

Doodle with your scrap stash! Let go of expectations and build patterns with simple shapes and negative space. Learn ruler-free patchwork techniques. Collaborate with your patchwork with a YES AND as you affirm and respond in the moment to the pattern as it unfolds. Discover a responsive approach to composition and design that lies somewhere between randomness and planned.

Featured in The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters. Her book will be available for purchase at the retail price, $27.95, during the workshop and lectures. She will be available during the lecture to sign her book.

Grid Busting Curves:

1-day 6hr / intermediate / all skill levels welcome /

Discover the freedom and ease of piecing template free curves. There are no mistakes here! The goal of this layered curve improv workshop is to bust out of the grid.

Cost?

BOTH WORKSHOPS which will include a free signed book ($27.95 retail) and free lecture:  $300

INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOP$145 (includes lecture but not free book)

(Refund of half the fees if cancelled before December 1, 2019. No refund after that date. To cancel, send us an email at cvamqg@gmail.com)

REGISTRATION FORM:

Thank you. If you have any troubles completing the Registration Form, send us an email at cvamqg@gmail.com.


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Sherri Lynn Wood Workshop Registration opens August 16, 2019

The Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild is excited to host Sherri Lynn Wood for a weekend of Improvisation!

Join us Saturday, February 1, 2020, for Patchwork Doodle, and on Sunday, February 2, 2020, for Grid Busting Mashup.

We are also happy to provide a free lecture Saturday, February 1, 2020, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., entitled Ruler Free Mashup.

Registration opens to the public on Friday, August 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Non-members are invited!!!

Location:

DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond Midlothian, 1021 Koger Center Boulevard, Richmond, VA, 23235. Room rate is $109 per night. Provide our name when making reservations. Room reservations are separate from the workshop registration.

Workshop Descriptions:

Patchwork Doodle:

1-day 6hr / intermediate / all skill levels welcome

Doodle with your scrap stash! Let go of expectations and build patterns with simple shapes and negative space. Learn ruler-free patchwork techniques. Collaborate with your patchwork with a YES AND as you affirm and respond in the moment to the pattern as it unfolds. Discover a responsive approach to composition and design that lies somewhere between randomness and planned.

Featured in The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters. Her book will be available for purchase at the retail price, $27.95, during the workshop and lectures. She will be available during the lecture to sign her book.

Grid Busting Curves:

1-day 6hr / intermediate / all skill levels welcome /

Discover the freedom and ease of piecing template free curves. There are no mistakes here! The goal of this layered curve improv workshop is to bust out of the grid.

Cost?

BOTH WORKSHOPS which will include a free signed book ($27.95 retail) and free lecture:  $300

INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOP$145 (includes lecture but not free book)

Return to our website on August 16, 2019 to register and pay for the workshops using PayPal. Space is limited so it will be first come, first served.

(Refund of half the fees if cancelled before December 1, 2019. No refund after that date. To cancel, send us an email at cvamqg@gmail.com)


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We’re exhibiting at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

We are exhibiting at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival now underway in Hampton, Virginia at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

At the beginning of the year, members randomly selected a modern design category and created a quilt using that design element.  The categories included (1) modern traditionalism; (2) expansive negative space; (3) minimalism; (4) innovative piecing; (5) improvisation and (6) modern appliqué.

If you’re at Mid-Atlantic this weekend, take some time to explore our modern design quilts.

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QuiltCon Charity Quilt – Change the World

The Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild made a quilt to be displayed at the 2019 Modern Quilt Guild’s QuiltCon Charity Challenge display. These quilts will be hung during the event and afterwards will be donated to the charity of the group’s choosing. It’s a great way to get the name of the Modern Quilt Guild out there and to give back to our communities.

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Change the World

Our group decided to donate our quilt to the local organization, Change the World RVA (www.changetheworldrva.org), who helps local homeless high school students. From their website:

Change the World RVA is a 501(c)3 established to support high school and college students in Richmond, Virginia who are experiencing homelessness and housing instability.  We partner with an army of volunteers, churches, and organizations to make a meaningful difference in the lives of homeless youth.  We are an all-volunteer organization.  We are the only organization in the region that specifically addresses the needs of high school and college students facing homelessness.

The theme of this year’s challenge was “small piecing” with the following color scheme:

colors After some great brainstorming, (super big shout out to our Past President Wanda Dotson!!).  Wanda created the “Change the World” pattern which focuses on different sized “flying geese” blocks and was inspired by Change the World RVA’s logo.  We decided to stick with three of the challenge colors, Michael Miller’s cotton couture in “limeade”, “lavender”, and “hyacinth.” Here is the cover of the pattern Wanda created for this challenge!

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During our annual quilting retreat, we began assembling blocks and laying out the final layout of the quilt. We had some great collaboration to come up with a fantastic quilt top!

Then our very talented Margaret Griffiths worked her magic on it and through the quilting, really accentuated the flying geese motif that Wanda had started with. She created some additional flying geese through some very clever quilting, along with some straight line quilting.

Then the finished touches like binding, label, and sleeve were added.

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It was shipped to QuiltCon where you can see it hang with all of the other fantastic charity quilts made by others in the modern quilting community! Be sure to check it out! February 21-24, 2019 in Nashville.


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2019 Programs

It’s going to be a year of learning and honing our sewing skills.

February 5:

Simple Improvisation Demonstration by Wanda Dotson

March 5:

The Joys and Ease of Curved Piecing Demonstration by Susan Emory

April 2:

Modern Hand Quilting Demonstration by Truda Lee

May 7:

Sketch, Stitch and Paint Demonstration by Maragaret Griffiths

June 4:

TBD

July 9:

Michael Miller Header Swap

August 6:

Lino/block Printing Demonstration by Ana Conceicao

September 5 (during annual retreat):

Hand Embroidery Demonstrations with kits for making by Susan Emory and Marilyn Osen

October 1:

Make and Take Small Pouch with Cork or Krafttex with kits by Margaret Griffiths

November 5:

Color and Scale in Modern Quilts by Ann Prince

December 3:

Mini Header Quilt Reveal and Swap