The guild sponsors many ongoing activities each led by a member volunteer. Activities are open to all members.
Guild members are welcome to participate in any of these activities. Time is provided during the meeting break, and also before the meeting is convened to visit the tables around the perimeter of the meeting room to learn more about the opportunities to become involved. A brief description is provided along with contact email for each member volunteer.
Block of the Month
Each month our block coordinators choose a block for block of the month. Instructions are available, at the monthly meeting or on the website, to any member interested in making the block. The following month, all blocks contributed are displayed and the names of members who made blocks are put in a hat. A winner is drawn from the hat and that winner takes home all the blocks for that month. The Block of the Month may be accessed here (Guild Members Only).
Each month raffle tickets are sold for that month’s door prizes. Winners of the raffle tickets have their choice of what is left on the door prize table. Guild members provide the door prize items for the month in which they celebrate their birthday. Suggested items include quilting fabric, fat quarters, jelly rolls, any quilting notions, gift certificates, books or magazines about quilting.
Visitors to guild meetings are given a warm welcome, a guided tour, and an introduction to other guild members by guild greeter.
When there is news that won’t wait until the next meeting, Information Specialist sends a message via email to any member who wishes to be part of the CPQG E-Tree. Email her here.
The guild library is managed by the capable hands of guild Librarian. Let her know of titles you’d like to see in our library. Here is a list of titles owned by the guild in an excel spreadsheet. Be advised, that these items may be checked out. CPQG LIBRARY
MAQF Coordinator & VCQ Liason
Communicates with the sponsors of the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival to ensure that our guild is represented in the show. She is also our liaison with the Virginia Consortium of Quilters.
The Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival is an annual event held in Hampton which showcases quilts, classes and tools for quilters. Click here to be connected to their website.
The Virginia Consortium of Quilters is a state-wide organization of quilters which meets three to four times a year in various parts of the state. They have national teachers/lectures, classes, lunch, merchants mall, and a short business meeting. Every other year we have a 4-day Celebration of Quilting with classes and good fun. Click here to be connected to their website.
Every month a guild member volunteers to supply a small project to the monthly minis. Raffle tickets are sold to members attending the meeting and the winner takes the project home. Our coordinator has a sign up sheet for anyone interested in supplying a mini. Opposite is the mini from October. A beautiful pieced pillow great as a gift or to decorate your own home.
Each year, the guild sponsors a retreat of (up to) four days in September. For more information please visit our Members Only page or email our retreat coordinator here.
Each year the guild works to provide quilts to comfort those in need of an extra hug. Members are encouraged to create blocks, tops and finished quilts using the materials prepared by coordinator, or using their own supplies. Periodic sew days are planned for those interested in helping work on the service projects. An annual workshop for the entire guild is dedicated to completing as many quilts as possible.
At this time, there is a need of people willing to volunteer to quilt the completed quilt tops. Whether you have a lot of experience or little, a small machine or a long arm machine, please consider lending your help.
For upcoming sewing days and directions to where the sew days are conducted, please click here. (Guild Members Only)
When troubles come to our fellow quilters, the Sunshine coordinator sends good wishes on behalf of the guild. If you know of someone in need of Sunshine you can email her here.
One guild member’s trash is another guild member’s treasure! The White Elephant chair coordinates the table where members can either donate quilt-related items, or maybe pick up a bargain. If you choose something from the table place the amount of money that it is worth to you in the jar and enjoy! Fabric and patterns are always welcome. If you bring something we ask that you not bring pieces smaller than a fat quarter (2.5 strips are an exception), books or magazines (they are just to heavy to transport).