Join the Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

Logo cva MQG 6.9.15MODERN QUILTERS in my area are coming together to form the CVA Modern Quilt Guild.

Our first organizational meeting is this Wednesday, August 5th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Quilting Adventures. I invite you to attend.

Visit CVA Modern Quilt Guild’s website. You may discover you are a modern quilter.

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THE CVA MODERN QUILT GUILD will be a chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild. I really excited to work with other modern quilters in my community and have some fun with fabric.

If you don’t live in the Central Virginia, USA, area, please spread the word to quilters you know in this area who might be interested.



Shirt Swap.

May Chappell blog hosted a Shirt Swap last year. The shirts are made with the Shirts pattern by Carolyn Friedlander.

I made 8 shirts and requested 8 Pink shirts in exchange.

This one is from Karen in Franklin, North Carolina:


And these two are from Karen in Winston Salem, North Carolina:

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And this one is from Jacey in Houston, Texas (she has a blog called Jacey Craft.):


These kangaroos and little bugs came from Emma in England:

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This lovely print shirt is from Becky in Pendleton, Oregon (she has a blog called Solar Threads):


Last, but certainly not least, is this lovely graphic shirt from Cynthia in Winston Salem, North Carolina:


Finishing this quilt was one of my goals for 2015, and I am happy it’s now been quilted and hanging on the wall in my laundry/utility room:

Shirt Swap

Shirt Swap

By the way, I used silk pins to attach it to the wall. I hammered them in, making sure to avoid the studs. It’s a great way to hang quilts if you have sheetrock walls.

May Chappell is hosting another swap with a deadline in April. She’s added the Outhouse pattern by Carolyn Friedlander as an option for the swap. I have the pattern but haven’t made any blocks yet. I should get stitching.