Program


Weather policy:

If the Floyd County schools are DELAYED or CLOSED due to weather
we DO NOT meet.
1.  WDBJ and WSLS (channels 7 and 10) carry the school closings.  
2.  Also their web sites:  WDBJ7.com and WSLS.com
3.  School closing phone:  540-745-9495

 



March 20- Business, Show & Tell, Short Program: Sue Berry, Ricky Tims

Show and Tell theme: “Let’s try for some green art in honor of St Patrick’s Day”


April 3- Business, Show & Tell

Show and tell theme: “Spring flowers and Bunnies”

 

April 17- Judy Bradley's Charity Quilt Workshop

Judy Bradley will lead the “Cheaper by the Dozen” workshop, we have the room until 3 pm, please bring your sewing machines or help with cutting, pressing and anything else to get some charity quilts started. Please join us for a good cause.


May 1- Susan Lenz Lecture at FQG

Second Life

Learn about the concepts behind Grave Rubbing Art Quilts and the compulsion to use vintage textiles to communicate a sense of remembrance, personal legacy, and thoughts about our own mortality. Don’t worry! It’s not morbid at all. Instead, Susan’s focus is on challenging people to use their precious fabrics and keepsakes by making heirloom works that will be cherished by the next generation. Enjoy the trunk show where the work is passed around, inspected, photographed ...

Guest admission $5
Free for members of  Floyd Quilt Guild and The Quilting Party



In addition to the program at FQG Susan will give a different lecture in Blacksburg on

May 2- Susan Lenz Lecture at The Quilting Party   

Beyond a Series                                   

Traveling from Columbia, South Caroline, Susan Lenz will talk   about installation work.  Don't worry!  It's not a high-brow academic sort of lecture during which the mumble-jumble sort of art-ease   phrasing pours forth from her mouth as if she were Charlie Brown's  cartoon teacher!  In fact, part of the reason she developed this lecture is in order to dispel the myth about installation work by defining it in understandable, human words.


7 pm (social time starts 6.30 pm)
St Michaels Lutheran Church, Merrimac Rd. Blacksburg, VA

Guest admission $5
Free for members of  Floyd Quilt Guild and The Quilting Party  

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May 15- Business, Show & Tell, Short Program: Invisible Binding with Geri Mattern

Enjoy a short demo on invisible binding by Geri, See how Linda’s mitered binding is done, learn the Patrick Lose method from Elaine and discover whey Sallie snips of a tiny bit of batting in her method.

Show and Tell theme: “Patriotic Quilts to remember Memorial Day”


June 5- Lecture by Lisa Alley, NC “Seeing what the Judge Sees”

Have you ever walked through a judged quilt show and wondered why one quilt won a ribbon and another one didn't?  Sometimes, from a viewer's standpoint, the decisions are obvious and sometimes, they make noe sense at all.  During this program, I walk you through what happens on the judging floor for a quilt show and what the judge looks for in a prize winning quilt.  I critique my own work while you watch and hopefully, by the end of the program, help guild members feel more comfortable and encouraged to enter their quilts in your quilt show.

Guest admission $5

Free for members of FQG

Show & Tell theme: “Anything goes – show your latest work”!


June 19: Picnic at Megan Carmichel's home ( like last year)

Please bring a covered dish and a smile.

Picnic wearable challenge: “The Mysterious Upcycle catwalk” (creatively reuse something recycled or used and turn it into a wearable work of art)

Please bring a covered dish and a smile and prepare to play a game or two. Megan Carmichael once again offered her lovely home for our get-together.




July 3 – NO MEETING, Holiday

 

July 17- Business, Show & Tell, Raffle Quilt Sewing Day

It is time to make more of the 600 log cabin blocks needed for the current raffle quilt. The room is reserved until 3 pm. Bring your sewing machine or help cut, press, pin,…

Show & Tell theme: “Is there fireworks or a flag on your quilt? Show us!”



Special program on Tuesday in Blacksburg:

August 1- Augusta Cole Lecture

A Collage of Tricks, Tips, and Tidbits 

Augusta Cole, Richmond, Virginia, shares her favorite: “short cuts to make quilt life easier” tricks that all will want to try. Power point presentation followed by trunk show

Guest admission $5

Free for members of TQP


August 7- Business, Show & Tell, 

Short Program- Karen Reid's Apron Program        


August 21- Field trip to Batiks, Etc

We are going to Wytheville to visit Sew What Fabrics and Batiks Etc . Carol Britt will show how batik fabrics are made. Don’t miss this very popular presentation.

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September 4 – NO MEETING, Holiday

 

September 18- Business, Show & Tell

Show and Tell theme: “What are you making for Christmas? Please share your ideas”?

Afterwards until 3 pm - Boutique Item Sewing Day: we work on hand or machine made items for the quilt show boutique. Bring your own project or join one of the neighborhood groups.

 


October 2- Business, Show & Tell, Lecture – Karen DuMont

“My Career as a Quilt Designer and Pattern Publisher”

Karen will talk about her sewing history from the time she was in high school to her present business activities today.  From her numerous collection of quilts she will share with everyone some of her favorites; including stories of how they came to be.

Don’t miss this exciting speaker who always has sew, sew, sew many ideas coming from one easy block.

$5 guest fee, free for members of FQG and TQP,


October 3- Workshop – Karen DuMont, Lecture

ONE EASY BLOCK…….SEW MANY QUILTS

Join Karen and learn how one easy block is used a minimum of 6 ways to give a totally different look.  See how color & scale of fabric determine the mood of the quilt.  Karen will encourage everyone to stretch their talents and creative juices by coming up with ideas of their own on how this one block can be used. Includes mini trunk show!

Workshop fee $55 for members of FQG and TQP, $65 for non-members

Registration opens in June

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Special program on Tuesday in Blacksburg:

Wednesday, Oct 3:  7pm Karen DuMont lecture at The Quilting Party

Sewing to the Quilt Industry 

Karen’s lecture will give an insight on sewing to the quilt industry. From her work in publishing and marketing patterns, freelancing for quilt magazines as well as working directly for the fabric manufactures.  She will share with you many of the quilts that have been seen in magazines as well as a few that the fabric manufactures have displayed in trade shows.

$5 guest fee, free for members of FQG and TQP, )


October 16- Business, Show & Tell, Appoint Nominating Committee

 Show & Tell theme: “Are there any ghostly projects lurking around? Show us


November 6- Annual Meeting, Election  

Show and Tell theme: “Do you have more gifts to show off? Bring them in any finishing stage."


November 20- Business, Show & Tell

Learn a fun pattern using only 5 inch Charm Squares from Geri. It all starts with a traditional nine-patch block. The magic lays in the simple variations. This stunning pattern is great for all those charm packs you have at home or to do some serious scrap busting!


December 4 (only one meeting this month): Christmas Party at The Jacksonville Center for the Arts, bring a covered dish and your very best Christmas spirit.



 December 18 – NO MEETING


PREVIEW into 2018!

Program Floyd Quilt Guild 2018 (Tentative!!!)


January 1 no meeting – holiday

January 15 ( MLK day) business meeting

February 5 Annual Quilters Conundrum

Are you struggling with “How to…”? Bring your questions to this meeting and get help, ideas, and tips from your fellow guild members. This is a repeat of the popular event last year with brand new questions!

 

February 19 business meeting

March 5 Boutique Sorting Day

March 19 business meeting

April 2 lecture by Hollis Chatelain

               Special program in Blacksburg:

               April 3 different lecture by Hollis Chatelain

April 16 business meeting

May 7 TBA

                     May 14 quilts for quilt show - check in at JAX

                     May 15 Judging day

                     May 17 hanging at FloydEco Ctr.

                     May 18 & 19 Floyd Quilt Show

May 21 business meeting

June 4   Picnic this month

June 18 business meeting

July 2 (4th of July ?)

July 16 business meeting

August 6 TBA

August 20 business meeting

September 3 no meeting  - holiday

September 17  business meeting

October 1 Lisa Ellis lecture

                   Special program in Balcksburg:

                   October 2 Lisa Ellis different Lecture at TQP

        October 3 Lisa Ellis workshop (Cathedral Window by machine)

October 15 business meeting

November 5 Annual meeting and elections

November 19 TBA

December 3 Christmas Party

December 17 no meeting



 

 


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