Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

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

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May 2023 Show and Tell

Show and tell from our members at the May CVAMQG meeting!


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April 2023 Meeting Summary

April 2023 meeting is in the books with many laughs, and creative, inspiring quilty works and words from our members! 

Kat @kat.vanbourgondien led our members through a wonderful exercise in using things we love and enjoy as mediums of inventiveness for the CVAMQG inspiration challenge! We look forward to seeing how our members interpret what inspires them into quilts. 

April 2023 Meeting


Mark your calendars for our April meeting! It’s going to be a good one!

Kat @kat.vanbourgondien will lead us in an inspiration exercise! Kat will help folks walk through how to create something from an item they love. Bring something from the following:

1. One thing that you love. It could be literally anything, preferably something you can hold in your hands( if your item/ cause/ person or place is something larger you could always bring a photo!) The idea would be to have something physical to use in an activity.

2. Paper and writing/ drawing tools of your choice.

#cvamqg #cvamqginspirationchallenge

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Member Spotlight: Megan Martin

Name: Megan Martin

Member of CVAMQG since: 2017 to the present, plus Treasurer 2021, 2022, 2023

How long have you been quilting? 34 years

What is your favorite quilting tool? My Gammill Statler longarm

What are your favorite fabric lines and substrates?  Paint Brush, Kaffe Fassett and solids by Michael Miller.

Do you prefer prints or solids? Both! There is a place for each in my studio.

What is your favorite color combination? Turquoise, fuchsia, and lime green (I like bright colors)

Favorite and least favorite parts of the quilting process: favorite: playing with color and creating the pallet for the quilt; least: ripping when it doesn’t work.

Why do you quilt? I love fabric, color, and texture. The creative process has always focused me. I started out making clothes for myself when I was 10 years old. Then when I grew older and my size kept changing, I found making quilts was much more rewarding.  I could focus on the design and fabric, not as much the fit. It is art to me.

Where do you find inspiration? In nature, architecture, classes, workshops, and magazines and sometimes in my dreams and imagination.

Quilters who inspire you: Deborah Boschert, Angela Walters, my quilting friends

What is your favorite guilty pleasure while quilting? Sometimes I watch movies if I’m doing repetitive work, otherwise, I love silence so my imagination can come through.

Tell us something about yourself that might surprise us: My first international trip was to Easter Island in the South Pacific. We have a friend who is native to the island and we spent a week with her. We visited all the incredible Moi statues, experienced Tapati week, where the locals competed in athletics, dancing, singing, and craft making. Incredible journey!

2019 Cactus Collage-Laura Heine design

2021 Solid Creativity-Maria Shell Class

2022 Snow Crystals

2022 Towards the Sun

2023 MQS Mystery Quilt-My Birthday Quilt

2023 Scrap Quilt Challenge

2023 Sedona

Peacock-Violet Craft design

So Well Remembered

Wheels with Traction