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Members can register NOW for Celebration 2022!

If you are already a member, click here to register today!
You will find the login and password for the members only section on the back of your membership card.
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.

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

If you are NOT currently a VCQ member but would like to join for 2 years ($50) in order to pay the member fee for Celebration, click here. You will be charged $150 for the deposit plus membership. This will save you $50 rather than paying the non-member fee.

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, August 21, from 9am to noon. Future dates are September 18, 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

June 2021 Newsletter - Read our most recent newsletter with information about our June 12 meeting that includes a free lecture by renowned quilting teacher Julia Graves from Leesburg. She will provide us an inspiring lecture "My Color Exploration," including a slide show and trunk show illustrating classic color combinations and fascinating color illusions. We hope to see you on Zoom for this meeting. Also, you won't want to miss the preview of all things Celebration!
Newsletter Archive - Read past newsletters.

VCQ Online Classes

Read about and register here now for Julia Graves's online full day class, Shimmering Triangles, on Saturday, August 14 at 9am. Join award winning quilter Julia Graves and make this gorgeous quilt that gives the effect of water rippling in a stream. It is a perfect pattern to showcase beautiful fabric, especially large scale prints. Class will run from 9am to 3pm with a lunch break. Sign up for this fun clsss today!

Read about and register here now for Betty Dietz's online three hour class, Fearless Applique, on Saturday, September 11 at 9:30am. Join Betty Dietz and learn many methods of applique. Betty will demonstrate several different applique methods. You are sure to find at least one method to overcome your fear of applique. Sign up for this wonderful class today!

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

Block Lotto Kit Sale

Phyllis Keesee has extra kits 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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