Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

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


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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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December Gift Swap

gift-swap-2016

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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Renew Your Membership

MEMBERS are invited to renew their membership by the November meeting. We want to know so that we can properly renew our membership with the Modern Quilt Guild.

Our dues with MQG are based on the number of members on our roster as of January 2017. We want to make sure we are assessed for the actual number of members on our roster in 2017.

Please let us know by completing the form below:

 

Thank you,

CVA MQG Executive Council


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Our QuiltCon Charity Block Guidelines

Time is running out for members to make their background blocks for our QuiltCon East 2017 Charity Challenge Quilt.

Our quilt is inspired by an aerial view of the James River.

–The quilt will measure 72′ by 90″

            Each unfinished background block will be 18.5″ square

–There are 20 blocks

SOLIDS ONLY

PRE-WASH FABRIC, please

                        –Turn in blocks at October 4, 2016 meeting

For a list of solid fabrics which are compatible with the color palette, go to:

QuiltCon East Quilt Show link

landscape-block-instructions

 

Link below for the pdf of these guidelines:

quiltcon-east-2017-charity-challenge-guidelines

Our Sew Day is set for October 22, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 3400 R Street, Richmond, VA 23223.

 


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QuiltCon Charity Sew Day

WE are excited to inform you of the date and location for our QuiltCon Charity Sew Day.

We are gathering from 9:00 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m.

on

Saturday, October 22, 2016, at

Holy Rosary Catholic Church
3400 R Street
Richmond VA 23223
This is Candra Parker’s church and she will be our hostess. The church is located in the East End/Church Hill area of the City of Richmond — perfect for making our river scrappy applique.

—Please bring a pot luck item for lunch. We’ll provide the snacks.

In case you’re wondering, we could not find a date at Quilting Adventures in October on the weekend. But, if you need fabric for this charity challenge, they have the right shades of pink, silver, white, citrus and yarrow.

The background blocks are due at our October meeting.

For the river, bring scraps of blue to the Sew Day on October 22. For reference, these are Kona Ultramarine, Kona Hyacinth, and Kona Ocean.

See you October 22!


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Proposed Amendments to the By-Laws

The Executive Council proposes these amendments to the Guild’s current By-Laws:

Article II: Members

2.2 Dues/Fees

[Add to first paragraph]

The Executive Council will set the amount for the pro ration of dues when a member joins after July 1.

Article II: Officers

Article 3.1 Officers

[Delete and replace the first paragraph]

The Executive Council shall consist of:

President

Vice President

Immediate Past President

Secretary

Treasurer

Program Coordinator

Ways and Means Chair

Article 3.5 Vacancies

[Delete and add]

The first paragraph shall now read:

An Officer may resign at any time. Any Officer position, with exception of the President, can be appointed by the Executive Council. The Vice-President will fill in for the President until Elections can be held.

Article 3.6 Powers and Duties

[delete and add]

The paragraph shall now read:

Officers, except for the President, will be responsible for one or more committees, to be determined by the Executive Council.

Article V: Committees

5.3 Chairperson Responsibilities

[delete and replace]

Replace “Co-Managers” with “President”