The Blue Ridge Quilters Guild will be hosting their National Quilting Day 2020 event on Saturday, March 14, at Colonial Baptist Church in Blue Ridge.
The Blue Ridge Quilters meet the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Library. Member Julie Shelton says “our group is an educational organization founded to promote fellowship and exchange of ideas among those interested in quilting. A fun part of the meetings is ‘Show and Tell,’ when we share our latest creations. Our group participates in several community projects, including donating quilts to young people transitioning out of foster care, ‘fidget quilts’ for Alzheimer’s/dementia patients, and ‘scent babies’ for infants in newborn intensive care.”
The National Quilting Day event gets underway at 9:30 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m.
Guest speaker for the event is Deborah Schupp from Gumbo Design Studios, speaking on “How I Ignore the Quilt Police.” Schupp is serving as the 2020 president of the Virginia Consortium of Quilters (VCQ), the state-wide quilters guild. Her studio is located in Brandy Station, Virginia—in Culpeper County.
The guild will have quilts on display at the event. Members will be displaying some of their work and other quilters may ask to display their own quilts.
The donated quilt is quite a treasure and represents a group effort by the Guild. It was made in shades of blue and green to evoke an image of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The individual blocks were made by the members of the Blue Ridge Quilters Guild in a Chevron pattern. Members then gathered to sew the blocks into rows. One member then sewed the rows together to form the quilt top and another is completing the quilting. The quilt measures approximately 80 inches by 100 inches.
Registration at the door will not include lunch. Door prizes and the donated quilt will be awarded after lunch.
For more information or to register, call 540-556-3304, or email email@example.com.
Colonial Baptist Church is located at 221 Hillcrest Drive in Blue Ridge, Virginia., off Mountain Pass Road.