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Dates and program

 

1st TUESDAY EVENING 

Meetings will be hybrid

(both in-person and via Zoom)

Join us from everywhere!

In-person:

Northside Presbyterian Church,

1017 Progress St, Blacksburg

For virtual link click here

6.30pm socializing and program from 7pm - ~8.30 pm

If not otherwise noted guest fee is $5

Programs are free for members of TQP​ 

  

Meeting cancellation policy

In the event that the in-person portion of our monthly meeting cannot be held due to weather and/or parking lot conditions, the meeting will still be held -- via Zoom only. The decision will be made by the Board of Directors by noon the day of the scheduled meeting. Notice of this change will be sent via email to all members of TheQuiltingParty Google group

* Mark your calendars for a fun and exciting year of events provided by program committee members Paula and Marsha    

Color coding of calendar

* listing in red = tentative

* Regular meeting, take place once a month, mostly on the first Tuesday

* Chat Bee, additional meeting mostly on the third Tuesday and held via zoom. These more informal chat club meetings invite open discussions and conversations.

Meeting starts at 7 pm

* Additional activities:  additional optional activities that might be of interest to the guild member

 

2023 Programs:

 

JANUARY

 

January 3

Quilters Treasure Sale

Did Santa Claus bring too many new goodies? Do you need to make space? Start the New Year with a clean slate AND a clean sewing area.  Bring your overflow and unwanted items and even unfinished projects to the January meeting and then shop at the treasures others placed on the $1, $3, $5 and $10 tables. Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and fun games. All profits will benefit future programs. Any unsold and unclaimed items will be donated to the Second Time Around Thrift Shop of Montgomery County.

January 17

Chat Bee will meet via ZOOM

FEBRUARY

February 7

Sewing Machine Care - Al Hunt (Virtual)

Bernina Technical Educator and sewing machine expert, Al will walk us through routine maintenance and care of our sewing machines so we can be stitching smoothly all year long.

Visitor fee $5

February 21

Chat Bee will meet via ZOOM

MARCH

March 7

Trunk Show with Ashley Bandy

Since starting her quilting journey in grad school in 2009, Ashley has made over 100 quilts, including many of her own design. She was accepted in the AQS Paducah show before the age of 30 and also had a quilt accepted into Houston’s virtual show.  Coming from a family of teachers, she loves sharing her experiences, tips and tricks, and cautionary tales from her quilting journey.

Visitor fee $5

March  21

Chat Bee will meet via ZOOM

APRIL

April 4

Asian Influences,  by Bunnie Jordan

A trunk and slide show that focuses on the elements of design, the factors that contribute an Asian flair to quilts.

Visitor fee $5

April  18

Chat Bee will meet via ZOOM

MAY

May 2  

The Art of The Landscape, a lecture by Nancy Hershberger

Join Nancy as she shares her stunning landscape quilts.  Each one captures the beauty, grandeur and unique qualities found in the  US National Parks System.

Visitor fee $5

 

May 16

Chat Bee will meet via ZOOM

 

JUNE

June 6   

NOTE: In-Person ONLY, no virtual option              

New River Valley Fiber Groups Picnic

The Quilting Party cordially invites you and your fiber art friends to this annual event

Takes place at Nellie's Cave Picnic shelter

June 20

Chat Bee will meet via ZOOM

JULY

July 11 (NOTE: SECOND TUESDAY)  

Etzy 102 by Sandra Fraenkel

Have you ever considered opening up an Etsy shop, but just thinking about it is overwhelming!  Come and learn everything you need to know about establishing an Etsy small business.  From setting up your shop, to listing items, photos, sales and more.  All the things I wish I had known 5 years ago.… Also, included is a brief discussion on how to sell those same items on other platforms.

Visitor fee $5

July  18

Chat Bee will meet via ZOOM

 

 AUGUST 

 

August 1        

Curved Log Cabin by Mary Hunter

Learn about the many variations that this pattern can create by simply changing the placement of value and orientation of the blocks.

Visitor fee $5

August 15

Chat Bee will meet via ZOOM

SEPTEMBER

September 5   

25th Anniversary of The Quilting Party

It's Party Time!!!

                                 

September  19

Chat Bee will meet via ZOOM

OCTOBER

October 3

Things that go Bump in the Night with Polly Mellow

Prepare yourself for a walk down the dark side of quilting, with quilts and ephemera from the infamous collection of Polly Mello. You will see Mourning quilts, Coffin Drapes, Quilts of Presidential Demise and Assassination, quilts with Creepy Critters: spiders, snakes, alligators etc., Tragic Events from the headlines (the Lindbergh Kidnapping, the sinking of the Titanic), Celestial Phenomenon (Haley’s Comet), and Polly’s favorite, Creepy Crib Quilts.

Visitor fee $5

 

October 17

 

Chat Bee will meet via ZOOM

NOVEMBER

 

November  1      

TQP Annual Meeting

Join us to elect the directors and officers who are responsible for the oversight of our organization and learn all that has happened during the past year.

and

Making Your Mark, Techniques for adding Details to Your Quilts by Arlene Blackburn

Arlene introduces the art and intention of "Mark Making" on your quilts.  She covers the use of different supplies and techniques that will work for use in both traditional and contemporary quilting.  These little tricks can take your quilt from "Oh, how pretty" to "WOW!"

Visitor fee $5

 

November 21

Chat Bee will meet via ZOOM

DECEMBER

December 5          

Holiday Party and Pot Luck (read more here...) 

Our evening in December features a “Pincushion Exchange”: create or buy (~$10) a pincushion, wrap it in true

Christmas style and add your name to the outside. Be prepared for some fun game to get the parcels rotating!

Christmas potluck: bring your favorite appetizer, snack, dessert or any other "just perfect" potluck item.

The guild provides the paper products and cups. There will be plenty of time to laugh, share stories, and socialize.

And let’s not forget CHOCOLATE!

December  19

Chat Bee will meet via ZOOM

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