As we prepare for the Christmas season, plans are underway to brighten up the dark days of February with a workshop presented by Penni Domikis!
Penni Domikis is the owner and chief designer of Cabin in the Woods Quilters. CWQ is a quilt pattern design company established in 2003 and located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She was introduced to quilting by a family friend and combined her love for this hobby as well as photography and graphic design into a thriving pattern design business. She is an award-winning quilter and has developed a reputation for breaking down quilting designs into manageable pieces for quilters of all skill levels, leading to her company motto, “Make it simple... but make it with style!”
“I love the creativity of coming up with new designs and delight in all aspects of the patterning process, from the cutting to the stitching, to the print layout for production. I love meeting quilters from all over the country at classes, workshops and quilt shows and enjoy seeing my designs stitched and recreated by other quilters.”
The workshop, Scrap Petal Garden Class, will be held at the Wycliffe Presbyterian Church, Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and will cost $40 for TQG members and $45 for non TQG members.
In the workshop you will have the opportunity to make a gorgeous scrappy petal garden quilt using one of a few methods of machine applique. The tool kit for the class, which includes the pattern, nested petal template and choice of Terial Magic or Steam a Steam 2 , costs $19.
The February Monday guild meetings will see Penni present Quilting Threads (Navigating the endless tips, tricks, books, blogs, patterns and products of the quilting world) when she will share some of her favorite do’s and don'ts from her quilting journey, plus some of her mishaps and tips to make your quilting life easier.
Mark your calendar:
The TQG 2018 Quilt Show Committee is proud to reveal the logo and quilt show pin design!
We had 3 marvelous designs submitted to the committee for possible selection and I am very pleased with our final choice. This will be used to brand all of our publicity and marketing and also for the quilt show pin.
A new email just for the quilt show has been established in order to receive any communication from anyone about the quilt show. The email is: firstname.lastname@example.org and can be published in our newsletter, on our website and also given out to anyone wanting to communicate with the quilt show committee. Please feel free to share this email with your friends, family, other guilds, etc.
Cindy Hutton has ONLY FIFTEEN kits for the quilt show challenge remaining that can be purchased at the 3 chapter meetings. Once the kits have been sold there will not be any more available for purchase. So, if you haven’t bought your kit yet, be sure to buy them at one of the next chapter meetings.
We are still taking donations at chapter meetings for the quilt show Silent Auction. In particular we have a need for notions & tools, such as thread, sewing needles, buttons, straight pins, thimbles, needle threaders, rotary cutters and replacement blades, marking tools, scissors, machine needles, rulers, etc. The Silent Auction committee contacts are Rosemary Rooney, Lyn McCandlish and Angela Cartwright. They are ready to receive your generous donations!
The tri-fold brochure of the Rules are available for you to pick up at all 3 chapter meetings. You can’t miss them as they are in neon colors. PLEASE pick one up so you can see the changes we made in adding a few more entry categories. Registration forms are also available to you at the chapter meetings. You can also find them on our website www.tqgva.org.
The Quilt Show Committee will not meet in December. The next meeting is on January 2, 2018 at 6:30pm. We meet at the Community United Methodist Church, 1072 Old Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 (where Night Chapter meets) in the conference room.
Should you have any questions, contact Karan Fisher or use the email, email@example.com.
A message from Heather Hanczak, Saturday Chapter Coordinator:
This Saturday, December 2 is the Saturday Chapter Christmas/Holiday Party!
We are so excited to celebrate another wonderful year of quilting and fellowship! Lot's of activities are planned for the day....
Whether you are a regular Saturday participant, or a brand newbie, come and enjoy the fun!
An Update from the Chair, Pat Carney:
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. Now that all the turkey has been eaten, we are focusing on plans for Spring Fling.
We will be offering 12 classes and Sit and Sew. There will be something for everyone: hand sewing, hand quilting, quick machine piecing, AND a MYSTERY! We will have samples to view at the December meetings.
Our Raffle Block is ready to go. You can start purchasing kits for the beautiful quilt blocks at December meetings. The kits will be $3 each or two for $5. You can help by donating quilting books and patterns that will be sold at the event. We are also asking for you to donate strips of fabric (border to border – 42”) that are or can be cut into 2½” strips. We will be raffling Jelly Rolls so that you can save your fat quarters for our quilt show. I was amazed at how may “ends” of yardage I have that are left over from projects. We would love to help you clean up your sewing area. Our committee will not meet in December, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t busy getting things ready to make Spring Fling a great day! We will start signups with the January 2018 Newsletter and at the January guild meetings. Just to tempt you here are a few of your class choices:
Night Chapter was hopping last evening! TQG member Kim Boyd gave a terrific presentation about the opportunities for quilters on various social media platforms. She discussed her experience with the #100blocks100daysquilt that is hosted by GnomeAngel on Instagram. Despite technology issues beyond her control, Kim gave a great description of her experience and how much she learned by joining the group, interacting with quilters around the world, and upping her quilting skills tremendously. Kim is a hand quilter and all the blocks and quilts you see pictured were stitched by hand! Kim's work is impeccable and wowed all the attendees with her precision and whimsical use of a variety of fabrics. Many attendees may have been bitten by the 100 days bug!
Heather has had a wonderful idea to do a Saturday Chapter quilt! Pictured left, is the bird block.
Saturday Chapter quilters interested in participating should make no more than 2 blocks measuring 10 inches (finishing 9 1/2 inches) using the pattern in the link below. You can play with the sizing of the bird in the block, making it smaller, putting two in a block if you wish, as long as the block you turn in measures 1o inches.
The background should be white, or white on white. It can be scrappy as long as it is all white.
The bird can be any colors you like and as scrappy or "matchy" as you like!
Scrappy Bird Block Pattern
The blocks should be turned in at the December meeting. Heather will assemble them into a quilt which will be displayed at Mancuso Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival AND at the end of Mancuso, it will be raffled off to one of the participants!!! The only catch is that Heather asks the winner agree to display in the upcoming TQG Quilt Show in August 2018.
Tidewater Quilters’ Guild, Inc. proudly presents the 2018 Quilt Show “Every
Quilt Has A Story”!
The quilt show will again be held at Cape Henry Collegiate, Alfred T. Taylor Field House on August 17th – 18th, 2018.
Your quilt show committee has been working hard and will be providing you
with all of the information you will need to assist you in entering your wonderful
quilts into the 2018 TQG Quilt Show.
Are you cleaning out your quilting stash or perhaps needing to free up space in
your sewing room/studio? Then please contact the ladies handling the Silent Auction to donate quilting fabrics, notions, patterns, tools, baskets, containers, etc.
These are the contact names and info: Rosemary Rooney; Lyn McCandlish; or Angela Cartwright . They are ready to receive your generous donations!
Cindy Hutton and her bee are ready to challenge you and your creativity as they
are handling the quilt show Challenge. There will be a kit and challenge rules
available at all 3 chapter meetings beginning in October. There is a $5.00 fee to
purchase the kit.
Also in October, the tri-fold brochure of the Rules will be available for you to
pick up at all 3 chapter meetings. PLEASE pick one up so you can see the changes
we made in adding a few more entry categories. Registration forms will become
available to you in November!
Should you have any questions, contact Karan Fisher.
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show 2018 Theme: “Threads of Life”
Show Date: February 22 – 25, 2018
Quilts must be 18” x 24” or larger.
Need by October Meeting: Name of Quilt Owner, Name of Quilt, Quilt Size, Quilt Value. (If over $1,000.00,must have appraisal) THIS INFO NEED BY OCTOBER MEETING.
Other Information: Quilts must have Hanging Sleeve 4”wide.
Label: Owners Name, Address, Phone Number and Name of Quilt (must have this Info but not limited to)
INFORMATION FOR QUILT TAGS: NEEDED BY JANUARY 1, 2018
Name of Quilt, Quilt size, Short Description or other Interesting Info about Quilt (50 to 100) words.
Made By ( you could put Pieced By and Quilted By), city where made, and year made.
Collection of Quilts at February 2018 Quilt Meeting, other Locations and Times not determined yet.
OTHER CONTACT INFORMATION:
Community Service Opportunity!
Chesapeake Waterways Heritage Festival at Great Bridge Locks will be October
14 and 15 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Volunteers are needed to demonstrate quilting and help sell Raffle Quilt Tickets.
Members can also sell quilt items. Please come and share your love of quilting with those visitors that stop by our tent. Call Cindy Reno to volunteer!
This festival hosts several guilds, exhibitors, and vendors from across the Commonwealth showcasing the skills, talents, and craftiness of people and their trades that have contributed to the establishment and development of this unique region. Exhibitors and vendors display, demonstrate, and sell handmade crafts including baked goods, basketry, historic Batteaus, beekeeping, doll making, fiber arts, fine art, fly fishing, fly tying, handbags, jams, jewelry, knitting, live music, living history, pottery, quilting, sewing, sheep shearing, soap making, spinning, storytelling, weaving, woodworking, and more.
The Waterways Heritage Festival features free admittance, parking, and shuttle service provided by Chesapeake Emergency Response Team and Fire Department. Also this year, attendees will be able to enjoy free the unique experience of traveling through the locks (weather permitting) and learning from Batteau and Virginia Canals & Navigations Society members about the history of transportation through the liquid highways of yesteryear. Children can learn how to make cornhusk dolls from local girl scouts, and elementary and middle school students that participate in a Scavenger Hunt Quiz are entered in a raffle for a chance to win a pizza party for their classroom. Fun for the entire family!
Other participants expected back this year include the Army Corp of Engineers; Chesapeake Community Animal Response Team; Chesapeake Emergency Response Team; Chesapeake Historic Preservation Commission; Chesapeake Fire Department; Chesapeake Library; Chesapeake Master Gardeners; Chesapeake Medical Reserve Corps; Chesapeake Office of Emergency Management; Chesapeake Parks, Recreation, & Tourism; Chesapeake Police Department; Chesapeake Sheriff's Office; Cornland School Foundation; K4AMG Memorial Amateur Radio Club; Norfolk County Historical Society of Chesapeake; U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary; Virginia Cooperative Extension; Virginia Defense Force; Youth Virginia Regiment; and more.