Monday, November 16, 2015

Virginia Consortium of Quilters - Fall Meeting

Both Elizabeth and Sue are members of the Virginia Consortium of Quilters which meets in various locations around Virginia 4 times a year.  This past Saturday our fall meeting was held in Manassas. We have a day of workshops (5 hour class) plus a boxed lunch, business meeting, and show and tell.  It's always a fun time getting together with other quilters and seeing friends from around the state.  This meeting also coincided with the Spice Route quilt exhibit at The Center for the Arts in Manassas which is there through Dec. 17.

Elizabeth took a class from Marisela Rumberg called “Quilt your own Quilts”.  Marisela’s pledge is that after taking her class you will never again need to pay to send your quilts out to a long arm quilter.
This class was divided in two parts.  The morning was spent learning to quilt with the walking foot on your sewing machine while the afternoon was about free motion quilting.  Marisela had many tips to offer and the class was interspersed with demos, practice, and brain research all designed to keep your blood flowing and participant’s backs and brains from getting tired. 

Her attention to the details of being a teacher made this an outstanding class.  Elizabeth highly recommends her class to anyone who wants to improve or learn to machine quilt.  She teaches in Northern Virginia at The Quilters Studio in Fairfax  and is a member of the Studio Fiber Arts group at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA.

This was just one of the workshops offered at the VCQ meeting.  If you live in Virginia, consider joining us!  Yearly dues and meeting costs are very minimal.

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