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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!

Sign up today for one of our fun online classes 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, September 18, from 9am to noon. Future dates are October 16 and November 20.
Deb Schupp is also moderating Zoom sessions on various times and days. See the Calendar for all the dates.
Open to VCQ members only. Check our Members Only section for the Zoom link.

As a VCQ member, many of us thoroughly enjoyed the Global Quilt Connection All Star Virtual Sampler Platter for free on Sat., May 22 and Sun, May 23. Click here for more info, or go to globalquiltconnection.com for even more details.

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

Newsletters

September 2021 Newsletter - Read our most recent newsletter with information about our October 9 meeting that includes election of officers, as well as presentations from three of our newer quilt shops across Virginia. Each one will present their specialties with a 10-15 minute presentation. You will be able to ask questions. We hope to see you on Zoom for this meeting.
Newsletter Archive - Read past newsletters.

VCQ Online Classes

Read about and register here now for Karen McElfish's online 2.5 hour class, Floral Portrait Wall Quilt, on Saturday, November 13 at 9:00am. Create a floral portrait using fabric collage and raw edge machine applique techniques. Choose a day lily or iris to feature in your 8"x10" wallhanging quilt, while exploring fabric collage as a background. Learn raw edge applique techniques and tips for the flowers and leaves. Discuss options for embellishment and finishing, including options for displaying your artwork. Sign up to create a stunning wall quilt today!

Check back soon for details on more online classes we will offer next 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! Online registration will open at 9am on August 1, 2021.

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.

Kaffe Fassett online

Click here to read about and sign up for an Online Colour Inspiration Lecture with Kaffe Fassett sponsored by Tidewater Quilters Guild. Free to TQG members and $25 for others.

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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