Sue and Elizabeth are active members of the Virginia Consortium of Quilters. In fact, Sue is currently the President of this state-wide guild which meets quarterly in different spots all over the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our May meeting was held last weekend in Blackstone, VA, at the Virginia United Methodist Assembly Center. Since their website is currently being revamped, you can find some information about this facility on their Facebook page.
We sleep, eat, and
quilt all under one gigantic roof! Formerly the 2-year Blackstone Female Institute / Blackstone College for Girls, the building and grounds are now owned by the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. It draws 19,000 visitors a year. The late actress, Bea
Arthur of the “Golden Girls", was an alumnus of this college.
VCQ's purpose is to promote quilting in the state of Virgina, provide education about quilting and community service, and share resources with other quilters in the state. During each quarterly meeting we have a day of workshops with 3-4 choices, a group working on the community service project, and a Come Quilt with Me Group. We have a boxed lunch followed by a business meeting, and at the end of the day, show & tell of the days' classes as well as other projects people might bring. VCQ also has a retreat every other year with
nationally known teachers. If you live
or work in Virginia, consider joining us.
More information can be found on the website at www.vcq.org