As usual, because of the excellent planning by the committee, Spring Fling was a success, as depicted by the photos of happy students. Go to the Spring Fling 2019 tab to see those photos.
From February 21 – 24, over 550 modern quilts will be on display at this year’s QuiltCon event in Nashville, Tennessee. This year, Vera Bradley is a Platinum Sponsor serving as a panelist for QuiltCon’s Best in Show award and presenting this accolade to the winner.
This is Sybil Magrill’s Vera Bradley Quilt Triangle Frenzy Evolution. Her awesome sister Carly asked her to make a quilt for the Vera Bradley exhibit and her other awesome sister Heather Hanscak helped her execute her vision while Sybil is deployed in Iraq.
Sybil was inspired by the modern quilts with the minimal piecing and dense quilting that creates the cool background effect. She took Bunnie Cleland’s triangle Frenzy technique and arranged it in a way “evolving” it into this modern interpretation. They wound up collaborating at the end to make it work. Then the ever-inspired Pam Bowen of Quilted Seahorse brought it to life with her bubbles and quilted hexagons.
Hello again, so far the weather has treated us kindly this year and we have managed to hold all our January meetings (for the first time in several years), plus an excellent workshop from Heather Kojan. I went along a little skeptical as I was not a fan of Flying Geese, however, after just one hour in Heather’s company I was a convert and even completed the quilt from the workshop within a week - a never before achieved accomplishment. Thank you to Linda Reynolds for arranging such a great workshop.
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of Tidewater Quilt Guild - we are planning to celebrate on June 22 when the Virginia Quilt Museum and Cheryl See will both be presenting to a one day symposium, which will also include a celebratory buffet lunch. The event is still in the planning stages but watch this space for more information.
Millie Johnson has kindly agreed to take over the Raffle Quilt Chair and is busily putting together a roster to sell raffle tickets at Mancuso (February 28 - March 3) this year - if you haven’t yet volunteered and can spare a couple of hours please contact her, I know she will be grateful for all the volunteers she can get.
Don’t forget to check out the Spring Fling special edition newsletter for details of all the workshops being offered at this year’s Fling.
Join your fellow quilters at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show. Volunteers are needed to sell raffle quilt tickets and white glove. Please contact Millie Johnson to volunteer.
Hello again, well time is still flying and we are just over a week away from the start of the AQS show. Ann and Betts have done an amazing job putting together teams of volunteers to help in a variety of areas at the show. However, the organizers recently asked us to take on an extra role to help
with the registration of visitors as they enter the show. The placement of the registration area is too far for us to combine tasks as we had hoped. Ann and Betts therefore find themselves with about 10 days to go and need to staff an extra position. If any of you have a couple of hours spare during October 3 - 6 and would be willing to offer your services please contact Ann or Betts.
It is also time to vote on the Guild Budget for the coming year. The draft budget is included in the newsletter for you all to have a look at before the vote at the November Chapter meetings.
You will notice that we are proposing to increase our contribution to the Virginia Quilt Museum. As well as increasing our contribution, we will be asking the Museum to publicize our Guild at each of the four exhibitions they hold each year. The Museum is an amazing facility which I would urge you all to find time to visit if you haven’t done so already.
If you have any questions about the budget in advance of the meetings please feel free to drop me an e-mail and I will do my best to answer them.
I look forward to seeing you all at the AQS show.
We are starting the new TQG season off with a BAM!
Jackie O’Brien, the Quilting Ninja, will be with us in September for a workshop. Jackie is a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, proficient in Deb Tucker tools.
The all-day workshop will feature the Tucker Trimmer, Magic Wand and the Shaded Nine Patch Technique!
Mark your calendar for:
September 29, 2018 for the Workshop 9:30am – 3:30pm
Click here for the supply list!
Click here for the registration form!
Hope to see you there!
We are already looking ahead to the 30th annual Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival at the Hampton Roads Convention Center! The Merchants Mall will feature everything for quilt, fiber, wearable & textile artists and home sewers. In addition, M-AQF will present the finest collection of quilt, garment and fiber art exhibitions including quilt and wearable art prize money competitions. Rounding out the event will be workshops and lectures presented by leading instructors along with demonstrations throughout the Merchants Mall.
TQGVA will again participate with a Quilt Raffle and display of our talented members' quilts. At the August TQGVA meetings, Mancuso coordinator, Gene Payne announced that the Mancuso show theme for 2019 will be “Happy Memories”, The show is February 28 - March 3, 2019.
Preliminary Info about your quilt is needed by Dec. 1, 2018. Please include:
Hello again, I cannot believe that as I sit here writing this we are only 1 week away from September - where did the summer go? But, the summer did include an amazing Quilt Show. Karan Fisher and her committee did a fantastic job of putting on a show full of beautiful quilts, an irresistible selection of silent auction baskets, plus vendors and workshops. As a member of the Committee I know how hard each and every member of the Committee plus all the helpers (and husbands) who came along to help set up and break down worked. So, congratulations to Karan and team for another fabulous show.
As Fall approaches there are still plenty of things to look forward to, apart from lots of cooler days hiding away with our sewing machines!! Jackie O’Brien will be returning to teach her Shaded Nine Patch workshop on September 29 and the following week is the inaugural AQS Virginia Beach Quilt Show. Volunteers will be needed to help with a variety of jobs at the show so please contact Betts Werbiskis or Ann Walls if you can spare a couple of hours.
If you want information about any of our upcoming events, or news of what is going on with the Guild generally try checking out the blog page on our website. http://www.tqgva.org/blog Our web mistress, Diana Behling, posts regularly with news and events.
Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Mark your calendar for October 3-6, 2018. Our guild is going to be an integral part of this show and all of us need to participate. I am very excited about the show. They tell us there will be 600 quilts!
We have been recruiting volunteers and are well on our way to filling the slots. Our September meetings will be the last time we gather to sign up. So if you are unable to attend one of the chapter meetings, please call us!
Set up is the afternoon of the 1st of October and two half-day shifts on the 2nd. This is not as extensive are our show. They will have the hanging system in place and it will be our job to handle the quilts. I understand it is a hook and rod system that makes the job much easier.
We are still in need of more help with those three shifts as well as tear down after the show on the 6th. The more hands, the faster it will go.
Being a hostess does not require white gloves. No one will be touching the quilts. Your job will be to answer questions and to roam your assigned area. It will be much like attending the show just to look at quilts!
Other areas are Volunteer Check-in/Package Check; Lecture Hostesses, Raffle Quilt and Silent Auction. Details of time slots will be on the signup sheets at the chapter meetings.
POC: Betts Werbiskis and Ann Walls
Raffle Quilt: Darlene Price
Silent Auction: Rosemary Roone
It’s not too early to start planning for Spring Fling 2019!
If you would like to teach a class, please send your proposal to me. If you would like to take a specific class or learn a skill, please send me your ideas.
We will start Spring Fling meetings in September: Community United Methodist Church (night meeting location)
7:00pm on Tuesday, September 11, in the Committee Room by the office.
Subsequent meetings will be on the first Tuesday of the month at that location. The committee did an amazing job last year and had fun doing it. Remember, many hands make light work! Pat Carney
We are nearly ready for our show and it’s time to sign up to assist
with the AQS Show scheduled for fall of this year!
Dates, times and location are : October 3–6, 2018 • Wed.–Fri., 9am–6pm, Sat., 9am–4pm Virginia Beach Convention Center • 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
We recently received the list of volunteers required by AQS and we will need all of your help. The racks will be assembled and broken down by AQS personnel but they need us to handle the quilts to ensure they will be taken care of properly.
The list of lectures and classes are open and are on their website. http://www.quiltweek.com/locations/virginia-beach Please visit the site and check it out. Some of the classes are already filling up. They do not require helpers for the classes but each lecture requires 3-4 volunteers to take the tickets, hold up quilts, etc.
Our Guild directly benefits from supporting this show. We will have space for our raffle quilt, a small silent auction and a check station for people to hold their bags, coats, etc. We will be keeping all funds from these stations. In addition, the guild will receive $1,000 and each volunteer will get free admission for the day they volunteer. So please consider a 2-3 hour volunteer's stint each day to get you in to the see show all 4 days with no admission cost.
We only have two more months of meetings and the quilt show to sign up for the jobs. So sign up soon. Betts Werbiskis and Ann Walls will be there to get you involved. If you cannot attend the meetings, please contact one of them to sign up.
Thanks in advance to all our dedicated volunteers!
Back in March all three chapters began the Library Challenge!
The basic idea was to check out a Guild Library book, make something based on it, and then show the result with a brief talk about the book. Many, many books were checked out for this (great news for the library!) and the original August deadline is coming up!
The rules were these:
Be careful, though: August is still the due date for all the books already out, and your librarians would much rather check books out to you than call and email to get them returned! The annual book inventory requires all of them back in, at least for a time.