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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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!