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Join us online for a free lecture and general meeting, Saturday, June 12!

Don't miss the preview for Celebration 2022 at our June 12 general meeting, starting at 10am. We will also enjoy a free lecture by renowned quilting teacher Julia Graves from Leesburg, "My Color Exploration," including a slide show and trunk show illustrating classic color combinations and fascinating color illusions. Come back at 1pm for Come Quilt With Me. Open to VCQ members only. Check our Members Only section for the Zoom link.

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! Deb Schupp and Selwyn Knap are moderating Zoom sessions on various times and days. See the Calendar for all the dates.
Or join us on the third Saturday of each month. The next Saturday session is Saturday, June 19, from 1pm to 4pm after our general meeting. Future dates are July 17, August 21 and September 18.
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.

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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.


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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 Kevin Womack's online full day class, Playing with Fabric Paints, on Saturday, July 10 at 9am. Learn to create a series of unique fabrics as you explore playful exercises in design. Start by sampling the effects of transparent fabric paints and move on to utilizing a multitude of methods to create original fabric designs. Class will run from 9am to 3:30pm with a lunch break. Register in time to order and gather your supplies!

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!

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 is now scheduled for April 28 - May 1, 2022 at Smith Mountain Lake. Teachers are booked and eager to greet students with exciting workshops. Registration coming in summer 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 Sawtooth Star 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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