Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

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

February 2023 meeting

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Member Spotlight: Kelly Feltault

Name:  Kelly Feltault

Member of CVAMQG since: 2015? Since the beginning

How long have you been quilting? Since 1994

What is your favorite quilting tool? My saddle chair–keeps my back straight while quilting and cuts down on shoulder/neck pain

What are your favorite fabric lines and substrates? This changes a lot; but if I’m looking for a solid I like Michael Miller’s cotton couture and quilting linen; love the bamboo and recycled plastic bottle battings from Quilters Dream

Do you prefer prints or solids? Depends on the project

What is your favorite color combination? I have an entire Pinterest board of color combos, I tend to start projects by looking at those.

Favorite and least favorite parts of the quilting process: least fave: binding; favorite part: picking out the color combo and finding fabrics to match

Why do you quilt? It is part of my creative arts practice along with collage and monoprinting. There is a lot of research out there on how a creative practice supports well-being, and this is one of the main reasons I quilt. 

Where do you find inspiration? Everywhere!

Quilters who inspire you: I am including other artists here Sherri Lynn Wood, Jane Davies, Sarah Golden, John Vitale, Joe the Quilter, Rebecca Sower, Rebecca Chapman, Jennifer Candon

What is your favorite guilty pleasure while quilting? Listening to the podcast “Shagged, Married, Annoyed” when piecing or designing; and jamming out to Christmas songs or classical music while machine quilting

Tell us something about yourself that might surprise us: I speak Thai and Hungarian because I lived in both places.


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


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


–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.


–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.