County Fair

Guild member Buffy Harris took a Best of Show award at the Fauquier County Fair with the quilt shown below.

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Thanks to Audrey Graham for taking the photo.

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Sew-In

On Saturday, July 11 we held a sew-in to make quilts for a local women’s shelter.  Here some photos of the event.

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Sky Meadows Civil War Weekend

This past weekend we again participated in the Civil War Weekend at Sky Meadows State Park. The weekend is part of the park’s Fall Farm Festival and is designed to illustrate life on a Virginia farms during the Civil War. Unlike the past two years, we had clear, albeit cold, weather. Since we were in the wash house with a fireplace going, we were fairly warm except when the wind blew gusts through the doorway. The slideshow has photos of the some the costumed volunteers, as well as our display.

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Shannon Shirley Workshop

On August 24 we had a delightful workshop with Shannon Shirley called Frayed Edge Fun. Here is a slideshow of works in progress. Some of the finished quilts appear in the Show and Tell slideshow for September.

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Bluemont Concert

Every year we sell refreshments at one of the Bluemont Concerts which take place weekly during the summer on Saturday evenings. This year “our” concert was the last of the season and the group was the Flaming Shillelaghs. We listened to a delightful evening of Celtic music.

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Mother’s Day at Sky Meadow

We were asked to do a quilting demo at Sky Meadows State Park in conjunction with their Mother’s Day activities. They were serving tea in Bleak House, and we sat on the back porch looking out over the valley. Aside from being a bit chilly when the wind picked up, we spent a very pleasant afternoon doing hand work and chatting with park visitors.

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March Program

Our March program was Green Quilting Scrap Control a presentation and trunk show by Diane Phillips on the creative use of scraps. Many thanks to Kathi Salceies for taking these photos during Diane’s presentation

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January Business Meeting

January 8, 2013

Since the first Tuesday in January is New Year’s Day, our Business Meeting will be on January 8.

Happy Holidays!

Sky Meadows Civil War Weekend

This past weekend we again participated in the  Civil War Weekend at Sky Meadows State Park.  The weekend is part of the park’s Fall Farm Festival and is designed to  illustrate what life was like on Virginia farms during the Civil War.   Once again we dealt with unsettled weather:  last year snow on Saturday, this year the approach of Hurricane Sandy.  Since we were set up in the old wash house with a fireplace, we were warm and cozy in spite of the weather.  On Sunday afternoon Tim Seaman moved his hammer dulcimer into the wash house with us and played lovely concert for FCQ volunteers and park visitors.

Occasional showers on Sunday caused us to keep  quilts inside, but on Saturday we were able to display them outside.  We hope you enjoy the slide show.

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Fauquier County Quilters is a guild of quilters from Fauquier County Virginia and the surrounding area. Our purpose is to share our time, talents, and experience to promote the love of quilting and to support individual members in their quilting projects. Meeting time and place below.

Please tour our website to learn about our projects and activities. If you like what you see, please join us.
For more information contact Paula Rabkin

For a look at our calendar of upcoming workshops and events click here.

To the right are links to some of our favorite sites for techniques, tips, and free patterns. Enjoy.