Best of Show, Quilt Show XVII
Point Imperial, Grand Canyon, North Rim
In August, 2019, I took this photo of the Grand Canyon. I had the image blown up to poster size and used a line drawing of the landscape features to make pattern pieces for the various fabrics. I fused, layered, and free-motion machine quilted the shapes. Lastly, I highlighted some of the features with paints.
Membership is open to all. We welcome both beginners and experienced quilters. We gather for conversation, inspiration, working together, and working separately. We help each other through the inevitable snaggles of quilting in particular and life in general.
A membership form is available HERE. Guild membership is required; joining any chapter(s) is optional. New members joining after June 30 pay half of the guild and chapter membership dues noted on the form for the rest of the current year. For new members joining in October-December and paying full dues, membership includes the rest of the current year and all of the following one. Mail the form and a check (made payable to CAQG) to:
P.O. Box 6724
Charlottesville, VA 22906.
Questions? Email Kirsten Niemann at email@example.com
Additional information can be found in the FAQ section.
Quilting in Charlottesville
Charlottesville Area Quilters Guild is a recreational, educational club. Its purpose is to unite area quilters, to support a common interest in quilting, to further the appreciation of quilts and quilting in general, and to educate the community in the art and history of quilting. The Guild as a whole meets twice a year, while its four chapters meet weekly or bi-weekly.
The Guild has held a public show of members' work in odd-numbered years. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the show has shifted to even-numbered years. The next show will be in Spring 2024.
The Guild also hosts yearly workshops with nationally known teachers and monthly mini-workshops that draw from the Guild's talented pool of quilters. In addition, it serves as an educational organization, preserving the art of quilting and sharing it with the community. The Guild is active in many service projects providing quilts for comfort, beauty, and fund-raising efforts.
A more detailed history of the Guild is available here.
The March 2023 Guild Newsletter, Quilting Lines, is now available in its entirety online. Just click the link below!
Photo credit Alda Vidrich
Friends are Flowers in the Garden of Life was started by long-time CAQG member M. J. Stephenson. It was completed by guild members following her death and is the Raffle Quilt for Quilt Show XVIII in Spring 2024.