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Join us for a class or Come Quilt With Me!

Watch for exciting classes this year (in person and online) in the right column under Highlights!

Our online Come Quilt With Me Zoom sessions are a lot of fun! We decided to try a new schedule and see how you all like it! We now offer Come Quilt With Me on every Sunday from 2pm to 6pm. Join your VCQ friends from your own studio! Sew blocks for ALS charity quilts, and bassinet covers. Or work on your own projects and chat with quilting friends. Or just stop in to chat!
Note that we have an unsual schedule of a Zoom class on Sunday, February 18, so we will NOT have CQWM on that day. But we will return to our every Sunday schedule as of February 25. 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.


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March 9 Meeting is ONLINE with Lecture

On March 9, 2024, the VCQ meeting will be virtual, followed by a lecture. Erin Grogan presents "Finding your Quilty Identity." For the business meeting starting at 9am, members can join on Zoom from the Come Quilt With Me Zoom link on the members only page here.
For Erin's lecture, open to members and non-members, please register here. You can also renew your VCQ membership at the same time. We will send a separate Zoom link for the lecture only, to each person who registers. See the March newsletter for more info.


March 2024 Newsletter - Read our most recent newsletter, with all the latest! More info about our March virtual meeting with Erin Grogan, and the latest updates about Celebration!
Newsletter Archive - Read past newsletters.

BOM with Debby Kratovil

Debby Kratovil is offering a BOM of her Galaxy of Stars pattern FREE to VCQ members. Check the Members ONLY section for how to register.

Members and non-members alike can register through February 29.
But you must hurry if you wish to join this fun. Due to a couple of cancellations, as of February 11, we still have two spaces left!! Non-members can pay the reduced member price, if they pay for membership thru 2024 at the same time.
Click here to register.
Here is the brochure with all the details! See our FABULOUS list of teachers, classes and evening programs for CELEBRATION! 2024. We just can't tell you enough how excited we are about getting together at Smith Mountain Lake this year for VCQ's main event! Register now for your favorite classes.

VCQ Online Classes

Check back soon for info on our next virtual class! Our classes with David Sirota in February filled up in record time!

Please get the word out to Virginia teachers that VCQ is now both online and in person, and is looking for teachers who live in our state to offer their classes virtually or in person. Ask them to contact Elizabeth Gibson at programs@vcq.org.

Revised Membership Forms Available Now

Be sure you are using our newest membership form here. Membership fee for 2024 and beyond is now $30 per year. Send the form and payment to our current Membership Chair, Faye Hannah.

Charity Quilts

Have you finished all your UFO's? Would you like to make a charity quilt?
Instructions are available here for bassinet covers for Children's Hospitals, or for Rail Fence Pinwheel blocks for ALS Charity quilts.

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 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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