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Join us online for a class or Come Quilt With Me!

Watch for exciting classes this year 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. Phyllis Keesee or other guest moderators are also moderating Zoom sessions on the first Tuesday of each month from 1pm - 3pm. The next session with Phyllis is Tuesday, February 7, from 1pm to 4pm. The next Saturday session will be on February 18, from 9am - noon. Join your VCQ friends from your own studio to 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!
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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January 2023 Newsletter - Read our most recent newsletter, with all the latest! Register today for our next in-person meeting March 11 in Manassas, with a fun workshop and lecture with Debby Kratovil.
Newsletter Archive - Read past newsletters.

VCQ Online Classes

Registration for our next virtual class is now open to all, both MEMBERS and NONMEMBERS! Register today for our class: Lisa Walton from Sydney Australia teaching her Fantastic Fusion workshop. The class will run over two weekend evenings, on February 18 and 19, 2023 from 6PM to 9 PM EST. It is a real bargain at $50 for members and $60 for non-members. This is a no-piecing technique, which can be showcased alone or used as interesting backgounds for other techniques, such as applique or additional blocks, or for sashings and borders. See samples and more info here, or on the Virginia Consortium of Quilters Facebook page.

Check back soon for details on more in person and online classes we will offer later this year! We are considering several new offerings. .
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 new membership forms and send them to our current Membership Chair, Faye Hannah.
Available in Word format or PDF format.

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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