Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

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


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Sherri Lynn Wood Workshops Excellent Learning Experience.

The Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild hosted Sherri Lynn Wood for a weekend of Improvisation on Saturday, February 1, 2020, for Patchwork Doodle, and on Sunday, February 2, 2020, for Grid Busting Mashup. The classes were full and we all learned so much.

The classes started with a centering meditation exercise and then 30 minutes of sewing, no talking. Amazing how much work we all got done in those 30 minutes and many of us have made this a regular practice before sewing. From there, Sherri Lynn demonstrated techniques, walked us through several Evaluations, and told us the positive way to approach “mistakes”–Whoopie! During the free lecture Saturday, February 1, 2020, entitled Ruler Free Mashup, Sherri Lynn had us pick any fabric from the scrap pile and then crafted a wonderful quilt top before our eyes. And, yes, we did select the ugliest fabrics we could find in the bin.

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.


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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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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

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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.

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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”


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From Our Heart to Yours

We were so sad when we learned of the murders of 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016.

The president of the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild asked for “heart” blocks so  that they could make quilts for the victims, their families, and the local emergency services personnel and police.

Our member, Ana, asked members through our Community page of the MQG website if members wanted to make a quilt we could send.

We were happy to turn our sadness into a quilt for the people of Orlando directly affected by this terrible tragedy. We made blocks and Ana assembled them.

Jennie, a member and longarm specialist at Virginia Longarm, quilted it with more hearts.

We recently sent it to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild.

From our heart to yours,

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