Thursday, August 13, 2015

VCQ Quarterly Meeting

Last weekend was our quarterly Virginia Consortium of Quilters meeting in Culpeper, Virginia.  VCQ is our state guild; we gather 4 times a year for a day of workshops, lunch and a business meeting.  Of course, the weekend trip also includes stops at quilt shops on the way there.  My travel mate and I managed to stop at 5 quilt shops on the relatively short trip to Culpeper to pick up more Row by Row patterns and license plates.  Apparently I only bought 4 license plates.
Ninety members attended a great day of workshops on Saturday - an Americana quilt taught by Augusta Cole, a tote bag taught by Linda Miller, a Rippling Bayou table runner by Deb Schupp, and an embellishing class taught by Cindy Siira.
 The embellishment group is working hard.
 This is the Americana sample and a few other of Augusta's quilts.
 A tote bag in progress.
Rippling Bayou table runner.

In addition, a small group worked on our community service project making comfort pillows for
post-mastectomy patients, and others spent time in Come Quilt with Me, working on projects of their choice.
The day always ends with show and tell.

This meeting also marked the opening of registration for our biannual retreat, Celebration 2016.  Celebration is a 4 day weekend retreat with 2 full days of workshops featuring national teachers and other fun activities.  We gather at the 4-H Center at beautiful Smith Mountain Lake for this event.  You can read all about it here. If you live in Virginia, consider joining us.  We meet the second Saturday of March, May, August, and November and more info is available on our website at

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