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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information can be found in the FAQ section.
Quilting in Charlottesville
Charlottesville Area Quilters Guild is a recreational, charitable, and educational membership organization. To further its purpose to unite area quilters and the appreciation of quilts and quilting in general, the Guild supports numerous charitable projects (including donating over 280 nap quilts and accompanying books to pre-K classrooms in the area) and organizes various workshops, demonstrations, and sharing opportunities among members.
The Guild holds a public show of members' work in the spring of even-numbered years. It facilitates a quarterly newsletter of activities, an annual multi-day retreat to focus on quilt projects, and a members-only space to share photos of completed projects on social media.
The Guild also hosts yearly workshops with nationally known teachers and monthly mini-workshops that draw from the Guild's talented pool of quilters. The Guild is active in many service projects providing quilts for comfort, beauty, and fund-raising efforts for a variety of community-based organizations.
The Guild, as a whole, meets twice a year, while its four chapters meet weekly or bi-weekly. Members are free to participate in as much or as little as they desire. All skill levels are welcome. The Guild encourages guests to join us for a few meetings to see if membership is right for them.
A more detailed history of the Guild is available here.
The September 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.