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

Program Floyd Quilt Guild 2020

 Meetings are cancelled until further notice

Stay tuned for updates.

 

* listing in red = tentative

* Scattered Threads, our quilting bee, meets after each meeting. All guild members are invited to bring and work on their own projects; hand and machine work are both welcome. Participating at Scattered Threads is a chance to learn more about each other and discover different quilting techniques such as embroidery, English paper piecing, wool applique, hand piecing and hand quilting.

* additional optional activities that might be of interest to the guild members

 

January 6

Social time, business, and show and tell,

Scattered Threads meet

January 20

Gizmos and Gadgets: members will bring a sewing or quilting tool they love or don’t remember what it is.

Either the owner will explain it's purpose or other guild members will try to identify if it is a mystery tool. 

Scattered Threads meet

 

February 3

Social time, business, and show and tell,

Scattered Threads meet

February 17

"Quilters Conundrum - Ask your fellow guild members quilt questions”

Do you have problems with a color choice, a notion, a certain technique, or how to match points – ask away and find an answer.

Scattered Threads meet

March 2

Social time, business, and show and tell, Learn how to make these cute origami gift bags demonstrated by Yvonne!  Perfect as Easter gift box, party favor, wedding favor!

Scattered Threads meet

March 16 - Meeting is cancelled

As many groups are being encouraged to cancel their gatherings the board considered whether or not, out of an abundance of caution, to cancel our guild meeting on Monday. The consensus was that it was better safe than sorry, so we will not meet Monday, March 16th.

Pricing and sorting fabrics, notions, and quilt related items for the Boutique - a workday to prepare the

boutique at the upcoming quilt show

Scattered Threads meet

March 30th (5th Monday)

Meeting is cancelled Scattered Threads meet all day (no official guild meeting)

April 6 Meeting is cancelled

Social time, business, and show and tell, "Quilt As You Go Hexi": These quilt as you go hexagons are perfect for keeping hands busy. Because you add to the quilt as you go there is no basting or quilting after the top is complete. Every single Hexie is essentially a tiny quilt 

Scattered Threads meet

April 20Meeting is cancelled

Time to reveal the Challenge Quilts 2020. Participating members will introduce their creation of a one-patch design to the group. Quilts do not have to be finished at this date, but must show enough of the final design. All members are welcome to help decide if each quilt meets the criteria.

These quilts will be on exhibit at the upcoming quilt show.

Scattered Threads meet

May 4Meeting is cancelled

Walk on the Wool Side, A Vickie Clontz lecture
Powerpoint program/lecture with a concentration on how to use wool in quilting and sewing projects, from traditional blanket-stitched applique to needle-felted art quilts. Vickie also brings samples to correspond with the slide show, which serves to inspire attendees to try their hand at using wool in their creative designs. She has patterns, kits, and wool felt for many of the projects . She also brings models from some of the numerous designs she has done for magazines.

Social time, business, and show and tell,

Free for members of FQG, TQP and TAVA

Visitor fee $5

Scattered Threads meet

     May 5 (Additional program FREE for FQG members)

      Show me the Monet - a Vickie Clontz lecture Meeting is cancelled

      Travel through southern France with Vickie and view villages in southern France, the beautiful architecture and         art of Paris and learn how these classic elements are interpreted in fabric designs. 

      French couture fabrics, antique linens and woad dyed textiles will be available for inspiration.

      NOTE:  This presentation is sponsored by The Quilting Party and

     will take place 7pm at St Michael Church,  Blacksburg.

     Free for members of FQG, TQP and TAVA

     Visitor fee $5

 

      Wednesday, May 6 & Thursday May 7, 2020Workshop is postponed until 2021

     Two day workshop by Vickie Clontz

     “Exploring Textures on Silk with Dyeing and Felting”

      Find registration information HERE

           

QUILT SHOW WEEK: QUILT Show is Cancelled

Monday May 11: Registration

Tuesday May 12: Judging

Thursday May 14: Transport and Set-up of show

Friday May 15: Quilt Show open

Saturday May 15: Quilt Show open & take down

May 18Meeting is cancelled

Have you been to the quilt show last week? Then come and tell us your impressions, quilts you loved, show your winning quilts and their ribbons and listen to stories of the Quilt Show

Scattered Threads meet

June 1Meeting is cancelled

Social time, business, and show and tell, Geri will give a quick demo on the care quilts. A full day of care quilt sewing will follow on July 20

Scattered Threads meet

June 15

Floyd Quilt Guild Picnic

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.

Picnic at Megan's house starts at 11 am

June 29 (5th Monday)

Scattered Threads meet all day (no official guild meeting)

July 6 - NO meeting

July 20

Today we start to sew care quilts which we will finish at home and distribute around Christmas to those in need.

 Scattered Threads meet

     Sunday August 2 Workshop is postponed until 2021

     Bunnie Hunter workshop: "Jared takes a Wife"

     Find registration information here

     FQG members may participate using the lower member fee

August 3 - lecture topic is cancelled

Bonnie Hunter lecture with a trunk show of approx 100 quilts. Bonnie K Hunter is passionate about quilt quilting, focusing mainly on scrap quilts with the simple feeling of “making do”.  She started her love affair with quilting in a home economics class her senior year of high school in 1980 and has never looked back. 

When not traveling and teaching, she spends her time piecing scrap quilts, enjoying the peaceful reward of English paper piecing and  hand quilting as much as machine work, and loving life in her wooded surroundings in beautiful rural Wallburg, North Carolina, A suburb of Winston-Salem. 

Joined program with The Quilting Party

Free for members of FQG & TQP

Visitor fee $5

Scattered Threads meet

August 17

Social time, business, and show and tell, Thangles - the best way to make half square triangles. It's easy, fast and accurate. No tedious trimming up!

Scattered Threads meet

August 31st (5th Monday)

Scattered Threads meet all day (no official guild meeting)

September 7 - NO meeting

September 21

TBA

Scattered Threads meet

October 5

Social time, business, and show and tell, Let's sew pillow cases! Come and sew these quick and easy, and oh so colorful covers for pillows.

Scattered Threads meet

October 19

Paula Golden presents a program on Sashiko, Big Stitch and Slow Stitch.

Scattered Threads meet

November 2

Social time: "Oh What Fun was Had - Review of the past guild year"; business' and show and tell

Annual meeting and elections

Scattered Threads meet

November 16

Wool Felt wearable pin

Create your own Penny Pin in no time at all. Pre-cut circles in different sizes, a cute button and some strands of 12 wt thread will turn a few pieces of felt into a little beauty. Make one for yourself, give them as gifts, and make them for every season.  Inexpensive, fun, and additive like M&M’s!

Karin Tauber will bring all the materials needed and will demonstrate some simple embroidery stitches.

Material fee for non-members: $5

Scattered Threads meet

November 30th (5th Monday)

Scattered Threads meet all day (no official guild meeting)

December 7 

Christmas Party at The Floyd Center for the Arts, bring a covered dish and your very best Christmas spirit.

Additional details not confirmed, check back later

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