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Welcome!

Members and Non-Members can all register NOW for Celebration 2022!

Click here to register today!
If you are not sure if your membership has expired, check your membership card. Also, every email from VCQ has your expiration date at the bottom. As a last resort, contact membership@vcq.org to find out when your membership expires.

Check out the brochure and online preview for Celebration 2022!

Your Celebration 2022 Committee is hard at work preparing an exciting and fun four days for you next year. See all the details here! You can also see the preview of Celebration 2022 that Susan Price created for us. Click here to view "VCQ Celebration 2022" on our new VCQ YouTube channel. Thanks, Sue, great job!

Join us online for a class or Come Quilt With Me!

Watch for exciting classes this year in the right column under Highlights!

Our online Come Quilt With Me Zoom sessions are a lot of fun! Join us on the third Saturday of each month. The next Saturday session is Saturday, January 18, from 9am to noon. Deb Schupp will have a special presentation of an antique folded log cabin doll quilt at this meeting. Future sessions are planned for February 19 (with inspiration for Celebration challenges) and March 19 (Join your VCQ friends from your own studio to sew blocks for ALS charity quilts, and bassinet covers. Or work on your own projects and chat with quilting friends.)
Deb Schupp is also moderating Zoom sessions on the first Tuesday of each month from 1pm - 3pm. See the Calendar for all the dates.
Open to VCQ members only. Check our Members Only section for the Zoom link.

If you can, we invite you to make a donation to VCQ to help us navigate the many changes needed this year.

To join VCQ, fill out and mail in this application today!

We hope you enjoy our website. You may send general inquiries to info@vcq.org. If you have membership questions, please contact our membership chair at membership@vcq.org. Please send any web-related suggestions or corrections to: webmistress@vcq.org.

The Virginia Consortium of Quilters is a state-wide organization of quilters which meets three to four times a year in various parts of the state during non-pandemic years. During the pandemic, we are offering online meetings and monthly online classes. We are a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote quilting, provide community service and document quilting in Virginia. Our organization is open to everyone interested in quilting, and members come from surrounding states as well as Virginia. At each quarterly meeting held in March, May, August and November we have a choice of 4-5 workshops, lunch, and a short business meeting. In even numbered years we have a 4-day "Celebration of Quilting" retreat with national teachers at Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Center. Come join us to meet new quilting friends, learn new techniques and see the beautiful countryside of Virginia.

The Virginia Quilt Museum was founded in 1995 by VCQ members. It grew out of VCQ's documentation project of the early 1990's, which also led to publication of our book, Quilts of Virginia, 1607 - 1899.


Contents

About Us How to Join, Newsletter, Celebration, Thinking of You, Contact Us
Calendar Find out about upcoming events!
Guilds Find a Virginia quilt guild near you!
Marketplace Shops, Museums, Retreats, Services
Teachers Virginia Teachers by Name or Location,
All Teachers by Name or Location
Gallery View pictures of members' quilts!

Highlights

Revised Membership Forms Available Now

Be sure you are using our new membership forms and send them to our new Membership Chair, Faye Hannah.
Available in Word format or PDF format.

General Meeting March 12

Julia Pfaff, of Richmond Virginia will give us a lecture on her quilts "A Life in Quilts-Quilt National 1987 to 2019". Julia will walk-through memory lane, starting with the first quilt show she entered, Quilt National 1987 (and she got in!) through to her entry and acceptance to Quilt National 2019. Julia will show and explain her inspiration and the evolution of themes and processes used to create her award-winning art quilts. You will find the Zoom link for these meetings in the Members Only page.

Newsletters

December 2021 Newsletter - Read our most recent newsletter with special updates about Celbration 2022 next April! We are excited to see you there! Click here to register today if you haven't done so yet.
Newsletter Archive - Read past newsletters.

VCQ Online Classes

Watch this space for info about an exciting class from Julia Pfaff on the afternoon of March 12.

Check back soon for details on more in person and online classes we will offer later this year!
Please get the word out to Virginia teachers that VCQ is now online and is looking for teachers who live in our state to offer their classes virtually. Ask them to contact Elizabeth Gibson at programs@vcq.org.

Celebration 2022

Our next Celebration 2022 is on April 28 - May 1, 2022 at Smith Mountain Lake. Teachers are booked and eager to greet students with exciting workshops. Read all about it here! Registration is now open for all.

Block Lotto Kit Sale

Phyllis Keesee has extra kits for Celebration 2022 Block Lotto on sale for $1 each! Buy some now so you have more chances to win a set of blocks! She has a few white kits, and more black kits. Please send your choice of background and the number of kits you want to Phyllis Keesee. You can find her address in the membership roster at the bottom of the Members Only page. Please include a check made out to VCQ.

Charity Quilts

Have you finished all your UFO's? Would you like to make a charity quilt while you are sheltering at home?
Instructions are available here for bassinet covers for Children's Hospitals, or for Rail Fence Pinwheel blocks for ALS Charity quilts.
Susan Price has quilt kits cut for our ALS charity project that are ready to be sewn, all that needs to be added is batting. She is willing to mail you a kit if you are interested. Contact her at vicepresident@vcq.org to provide your contact information.

Virginia Quilt Museum

The Virginia Quilt Museum is looking for donated face masks to sell in their shop. If your guild is making Face masks and would like to make a donation to the museum, please contact the museum's Executive Director Susan Farmer at director@vaquiltmuseum.org.

Please consider a donation to the Virginia Quilt Museum to help ensure its survival through this challenging time. Click here to make a donation now!


VCQ has a Facebook Group!
Sign up for a Facebook account if you don't have one, and join our group. It's so easy and fun! Share pictures, ask for help, and more! Read our easy step by step instructions.

Quilts of Virginia: 1607-1899
The book is the result of VCQ's quilt documentation project of the 1980's. Purchase from local quilt shops, Co-author Paula Golden, Publisher Schiffer Books, Amazon, Borders, or Barnes & Noble.
Read more about this wonderful book!


 
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