The Madison County Quilters’ Guild (MCQG) meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month at
7:00 p.m. We meet at the Madison Presbyterian Church, located at 1236 Fishback Rd.,
Madison, VA 22727.
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We welcome quilters of all ages, from beginners to advanced.
Activities of our guild include:
In past years activities also included:
- Workshops with nationally renowned teachers.
- Challenges: In 2010, we challenged our members to create a miniature quilt, no more than 25" one any dimension, and include embellishments. We can't wait to see the fun results.
- Block of the Month: In 2010, we are offering a block of the month program based on the 2009 book, Women of Influence, commemorating 12 leaders of the suffrage movement, and celebrating 90 years since passage of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote.
- Guest speakers, such as an expert in identifying and dating antique quilts and fabrics.
- Workshops to make quilts for Project Linus, a national non-profit organization whose first mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need, through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer 'blanketeers.'
- Round Robin: Each participant created a center square as the beginning of a quilt. The quilt was passed to five other participants, each of whom added a border. At the end, the product was returned to the person who made the center square. Members created beautiful quilts which were displayed at our 2009 quilt show.
- Treasure Blocks: Each month a different participant requests one block from every other participating member. That one member describes the block to make and may supply some, all, or none of the fabric. At the next month's meeting
the member receives all the completed blocks and can create a quilt to keep.
- Mystery Quilt: The directions are distributed in five or six parts. Participants do not know what the finished product will look like until they create it, following each set of directions distributed over several meetings.