Meeting/Program Information

VQU Members,
Stay tuned for future information.

Thank you for your understanding,

Vicky Watts, VQU President

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM

As of June 11, 2021, we have no meeting place for 2021-22.  Check back for updates.

Inclement Weather Policy aligns with Fairfax County School closings.

Thoreau Middle School
2505 Cedar Lane, Door 12
Vienna VA 22180

Directions: The school is located at the intersection of Cedar Lane with Park Street in Vienna.

Officers 2021 – 2022

President: Vicky Watts
Vice Presidents: Janet Tasker, Dennise Davis
Secretary: Gloria Thompson
Treasurer: Izetta Claybrook
Membership: Miriam Esterrich
Programs: Michiyo Vangellow

Upcoming Events

Please visit our calendar to learn about upcoming meetings, programs, workshops, and other events.

Our EXCITING Programs for 2021-22

Sep. 21, 7 p.m. – Sept. Guild Meeting, Welcome back. Michiyo talks about “what you need to know when you take your quilt to a long-armer.”

Oct. 19, 7 p.m. – Oct. Guild Meeting, Meg Cox, Behind the Scenes at the International Quilt Museum.

Let Meg Cox, who serves on the board of advisors for the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, open the vaults and reveal the treasures of this astounding place. Her PowerPoint lecture will show you masterpiece quilts, introduce you to curators and break down the steps in mounting an exhibition. IQM boasts a broad and unique collection of American quilts, including the red and white quilts that dazzled the quilt world when hung in Manhattan’s Park Avenue Armory in 2011. But it has also collected quilts from more than 55 countries. Meg created this presentation to benefit the museum she loves, so she charges less than normal for this talk and donates every penny to the IQM. To make it even more fun, the museum will donate a fun door prize from its museum store to your guild.

Nov. 16, 7 p.m. – Nov. Guild Meeting, Lisa Walton, “Leap and the Net will Appear”.

From Sydney Australia and former president of Studio Arts Quilts Associates, (SAQA), currently VP of SAQA.  She will take us on her creative journey, she will show us her many “leaps” and milestones.

Lisa started with traditional quilting over 25 years ago and likes to break the rules, so she began to experiment with dying fabric. 2010 she was awarded Pearce Patterson Scholarship for Quiting Teachers by International Quilt Association in Houston. She was the President of Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA)  is currently the VP. Her mission is  to encourage all art quilters.

Dec. 14, 7 p.m. – Dec. Guild Meeting, Holiday Celebration

Jan. 18, 7 p.m. – Jan. Guild Meeting, Teresa Duryea Wong, Japan’s Quilt History and The Next Generation.Teresa will talk about traditional Japanese quilters and look at the new quilters in Japan. The contemporary Japanese quilter is has a more minimalistic approach to quilting. Join us to learn about how the quilting has changed in Japan.

Feb. 15, 7p.m. – Feb. Guild Meeting,Karen Combs, “Quilts of Illusion.” Karen Combs is an author of 9 books; including Optical Illusions for Quilters (AQS), fabric designer, currently with Northcott’s Banyan Batiks.  She has been nominated for Teacher of the year by Professional Quilters Journal, and has appeared on several TV quilting shows. Currently living in Tennessee with her family and pup

Mar. 10-14 – Retreat at Rhodes Grove.

Mar. 15, 7 p.m.- Mar. Guild Meeting, Okan Arts, Patricia Belyea, “Okan Arts: Creative Quilting & Vintage Japanese Textiles.”The alluring World of Japanese Yukata Quilts”

Join Patricia Belyea as she takes you on a virtual tour of the Tokyo Quilt Festival. Then get swept away to a chusen-dyeing workshop where you watch the elaborate hand-dyeing process. Patricia finishes with a trunk show of her quilts made with Japanese cottons and talks about how the fabrics inspired her quilt compositions.

A creative quilt maker, speaker and teacher, Patricia co-owns Okan Arts with her daughter Victoria. The small family business imports vintage Japanese textiles for adventuresome quilters. Patricia is the author of East-Meets-West Quilts, a book about making improv quilts with Japanese fabrics.

Apr. 19, 7 p.m. – Apr. Guild Meeting, Make A Quilt, Darlene Howke

May 17, 7 p.m. – May Guild Meeting, Brita Nelson, “Now You See It, Now You Don’t–The Magic of Disappearing Blocks.”

Jun. 21 – End of Year Dinner

Vienna Activities

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Vienna QU makes quilts and stuffed animals for Fairfax Hospital and Project Linus.

RETREAT:  Vienna QU hosts an annual weekend retreat in March.  This year it is March 10-14, 2022 at Rhodes Grove.

BEES: Visit the the calendar for meeting times.

Newsletters

The Pieceful Times is the Vienna QU monthly newsletter.  Newsletters are updated by Audrey Mirsky-Ashby and are available for members.

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