Thursday, March 16, 2017

VCQ Quarterly Meeting

Our quarterly guild meeting of the Virginia Consortium of Quilters took place this past Saturday in Annandale, VA.  Sue made the hotel and meeting space arrangements for this meeting while Elizabeth scheduled the teachers.  Each quarterly meeting is education based and includes a choice of 3-4 teachers as well as an option to sit and sew which we call “Come Quilt with Me”. 
This weekend we had three fantastic teachers.  Julie Booth taught a hand stitching class.  Slow stitching or adding hand stitched details to fabric is trending strongly right now. 
Shannon Shirley taught a three dimensional applique class of bottles and daffodils.
Marisela Rumberg taught a class in free motion machine quilting.  Sue and Elizabeth both took the free motion class.

Members travel from all over the state of Virginia for VCQ meetings and the fellowship and quilt related sharing is an important part of our day.  At the end of the day we have show and tell from each of the classes, plus any other show and tell attendees bring.
If you live in or very near Virginia, please consider joining us.  You do not need to be a member of any other guild to belong to VCQ, and you do not need to be a member to attend meetings.  The group has a Facebook page, and membership information and newsletters can be found at
Meetings for the remainder of this year will be held in Richmond in May, Newport News in August, and Manassas in November.  Our biannual retreat is held in even numbered years.  In April of 2018 we will gather at Smith Mountain Lake for 4 days of quilting fun with national teachers.  Registration for this event will open for members in August 2107.

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