As soon as everything is finalized we will publish details of the classes.
Unfortunately we have made the decision to cancel David Sirota’s visit to the Guild in October. However, we have scheduled online workshops with David instead and are currently finalizing the arrangements.
As soon as everything is finalized we will publish details of the classes.
Hello again from a world that is very different from when we all went into self-isolation. I hope that you are all safe, well and keeping busy.
I thought I would update you on a few things that are happening within the Guild and let you all know how we plan to move forward.
The three Chapter Coordinators have begun speaking to the respective churches to establish if and when we will be able to recommence meetings.
Whilst the Day and Saturday Chapter churches are moving towards opening their doors to outside groups by August, the Night Chapter church is less likely to be available to us. We are currently exploring the possibility of being able to use the Day Chapter venue for the Night Chapter meeting and will let everybody know as soon as the situation is clearer.
We also understand that some of our members may not be willing to attend meetings at this point in time and want to ensure that they are not excluded, so we are exploring the possibility of recording the meetings and making them available in the members section of the Guild’s website. Again, we will let you know when the situation is clearer.
It is our intention to keep the first meetings (hopefully in August) quite informal. But the one piece of business which must be dealt with at those meeting is the election of the new Officers. I have attached a note of those standing for election. You will note that the only position which we have not been able to fill is that of Secretary to the Executive Board. If any of you would be willing to volunteer a couple of hours a month to attend the Board meetings to take the minutes, please get in touch.
May I congratulate the winner of the Quilt Show Raffle Quilt, Daryl Ann Wilson. I would also like to thank Christie Prenger for making the quilt, running the raffle and managing our first ever online raffle - congratulations on a fantastic job which made in the region of $1200.
On a sadder note, we lost 2 friends of the Guild over the last few months.
I am sure many of you will remember attending presentations by Steve Albright featuring his amazing collection of antique quilts, many of which he hand quilted himself. Sadly, he lost his battle with cancer in March of this year.
Many of you may also have known Sue Vogel from her time with the Guild and membership of the Nimble Thimble Bee. She served as a military nurse and was at Pearl Harbour during the attack, if you were fortunate enough to have been in her company she would have regaled you with many stories of her adventures. She relocated to Florida last summer to be closer to her family and passed away peacefully at the end of May.
TQG Executive Board Slate
2020 - 2021
President: Linda Kelley
1st Vice President: Debby Coleman
(until June 2021-then will transition to Quilt Show Officer)
2nd Vice President: Faye Hannah
Treasurer: Carol Jordan
Membership Officer: Pat Carney
Newsletter Editor: Norene Skiles
Day Chapter Coordinator: Ann Walls
Night Chapter Coordinator: Lisa Frieman
Saturday Chapter Coordinator: Sybil Magrill
(once her Quilt Show duties are concluded, Christie Prenger to cover in the interim)
Quilt Show Officer: Debby Coleman
(from June 2021)
Raffle Quilt Officer: Tammy Weinzatl
Community Services: Diane Fisher
Webmistress: Darlene Price
All meetings have been cancelled through June 2020. We will try to get back together in July and hold our elections at that time. Stay Safe. We will have great Show N Tells when we are back together.
Chapter meetings for All of April and May have been cancelled. Check back here for further updates.
In an abundance of caution, we are postponing Spring Fling scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020.
No new date has been selected. However, once a new date is chosen, you will be registered in the class for which you are currently assigned. If, at that time, you are unable to attend, we will refund your registration.
Please help us get the word out so that everyone knows of this. Tell your quilting friends, bees, et cetera about this message. More news soon.
Keep Calm and Well and Keep Quilting!
The photographs in the slide show are the quilts being exhibited at the Joint Use Library, 1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach. The exhibit will be on display until March 30. It is open to the public. Please stop by and see all the wonderful quilts.
We have been invited by the Joint Use Library (which is situated out at S. Rosemont Road) to exhibit our quilts during February and March.
I have been lucky enough to tour the facility several times and it is a fantastic space. The library was built about 6 years ago and is available for the public to use as well as the students at TCC. We are able to hang quilts throughout the library in a variety of spaces so will need an assortment of sizes and styles.
We will be hanging the exhibition on January 31st so will need to collect the quilts at the January Guild meetings. If you think you have a quilt you would like to be considered for the exhibition please go to the website under Events where you will find the registration form with additional information.
I encourage you to consider whether or not you have a quilt which could be hung at the library for 2 months. Perhaps one that has already been to Mancuso and deserves to be seen again by a new audience.
This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our Guild to a huge audience so I hope many of you will be putting quilts in the exhibit.
Change of Venue
There was a slight problem with the venue for Phyllis Hatcher program on Saturday Dec. 7, 2019. The location will no longer be Harvest Assembly of God Church. Instead, the program now is going to be at the Day Chapter location, New Heights Fellowship Church on 1251 Kempsville Rd, Norfolk.
This is the first time the guild has had a national speaker at the Saturday chapter meeting and we encourage as many guild members as possible to come and enjoy the program, "Phyllis Hatcher: Quilt Detective, Cold Case."
Phyllis Hatcher, Quilt Detective: Cold Case
Attention all Guild members!
You are all encouraged to attend the Saturday, December 7, 2019 meeting for this fun, informative lecture by a skilled speaker and quilt appraiser. For those of you who don't normally attend the Saturday chapter, the location is 525 Kempsville Rd in Chesapeake, social time at 9:30 am, program starts at 10:00 am.
Do you have an old, interesting quilt or top you know nothing about? Maybe you've acquired an heirloom quilt from a family member or purchased one in a shop? Bring it with you to this lecture and let Phyllis crack the case for you. Phyllis will show how she determines the approximate date a quilt was made using a myriad of mysterious clues. Who knows what treasures she will uncover simply by looking at our old stuff!
Also, this is a perfect time to show off some of our “old” treasures at Show and Tell. Don't let Show and Tell be only about out newest projects!
After Phyllis' program, she will be doing individual quilt appraisals for a limited number of people. Each appraisal is $50 for a half hour session and she will mail a written appraisal to you . The necessary forms are in the newsletter and on the website and a filled out form must accompany each quilt to be appraised, so bring both quilt and form with you to the Saturday program.