Floyd Quilt Guild, Inc.
is a diverse patchwork of unique and talented members
from novice to expert.
Our members come from a vast geographic region including Roanoke, Blacksburg, Meadows of Dan, Winston-Salem, NC, and of course, Floyd and its neighboring areas. They range from absolute beginner to nationally known teachers who are willing to share their ideas and techniques. Many of us excel in piecing, applique, hand quilting or machine quilting (either on home machines or long arm). Landscape and art quilts are a favorite of several of our group. Embellishing also interests many of our members and we have needle felters, thread painters, and experts in fabric paints and dyes. Traditional and contemporary quilters work side by side. Seeking new and exciting information and programs for our group is always of great importance to us.
As you can see, we have a wealth of knowledge to draw from, but we also enjoy simple quilting pleasures and always delight in seeing any and all projects that our members are doing, no matter how simple or complex.
Our meetings include fun days like our annual picnic, Quilt Bingo, or our Christmas luncheon. We have programs to help us learn a new technique that the membership has expressed an interest in. In 2012, we had a wonderful program on “Going Green” by recycling garments from our wardrobes with updated embellishments and changes. We all learned so much! Sometimes we go on field trips. In 2011, we visited the Virginia Quilt Museum for a private viewing of the museum’s collection. A very special day! At other meetings, we work on quilts for charitable causes.
We regularly organize workshops. We hosted Barbara Cline from the Harrisonburg area in 2013 and in 2012 Bonnie Hunter from North Carolina gave a lecture and taught a workshop on scrap quilting. Members of our guild and guests enjoyed this event. We all had a wonderful and informative time. In 2014 we were pleased to host Susan Brubaker Knapp who is the host for Quilting Arts TV on the net and is an international teacher, author, and designer. Ann Shaw, who is teaching Ruth McDowell's method will delight us in 2015 with this intriguing technique.
Individuals can also choose to participate in challenges, block of the month, raffle quilt projects, or work on charity quilts at home as their time allows.
Each year we put on a Quilt Show. A great deal of time and effort is put into this endeavor along with the accompanying Boutique which is held at the show to help with our expenses.
Won’t you consider attending a meeting and joining us for some fun, companionship and a new learning experience?