Cabin Branch Quilters Quilt Show Will be held at the Prince William Fair Grounds. This is a chance for our members to showcase what they have created and to share with the community the work (and fun) we have had during the past year. All quilts and wearable art are welcome; the show is not judged or juried. During the show we have quilting demonstrations, a Silent Auction with items made and donated by Cabin Branch guild members, a children’s activity corner, and a vendor mall. We sell tickets for our raffle quilt, and the winner is announced at the end of the show. For more information regarding our raffle quilt, please click here .
Cabin Branch Quilters’ Schedule of Upcoming Events
November 28 Membership Meeting: Quilt Show Judging Techniques Sandra Dorbecker, a quilt show judge will present a slide show on quilt judging.
December 19 Membership meeting: “Celebration of Red and Green” Members are encouraged to bring in their red and green or Christmas quilts for show & tell. To help celebrate the holidays, bring your favorite dessert to share in our holiday dessert potluck.
January 23 Membership meeting: We will be playing Quilters Bingo—QUILTO!
January 28: Mini-Retreat Woodbridge Senior Center Details to be announced
March 18 19 The combined Cabin Branch and Stone House Quilters Show Excitement is building for our very best show ever. Watch for more details soon!
Cabin Branch Quilters is fortunate enough to have a wonderful library of donated books for the use of all members. The books and magazines available are listed below. Most of the newer books are brought to the monthly meetings and can be checked out. In between meetings, if you would like to browse or check out, you can contact Cabin Branch Quilters
Charity Projects: ACTS/SERVE Quilt Project:[Visit the ACTS quilt page] Crib size quilts are made by CBQ Guild members for donating to Action in the Community Through Service (ACTS) in Dumfries, Virginia for the local Abused Women’s shelter and Securing Emergency Resources through Volunteer Effort (SERVE) in Manassas. Complete quilt kits are assembled at bees conducted every 6 months or so and members pick them up at the monthly general meetings. Complete quilts are turned in at the next monthly meeting or whenever completed. Our goal is 10 – 15 quilts a month. Ten quilts a month go to ACTS and 15 quilts a year go to SERVE. We do need to keep up our supply of quilts…it is an ongoing and worthy project. For more information on this wonderful project or to donate fabric , please contact Cabin Branch Quilters . To find directions for making one of these quilts, please click here .
Other Charity Projects: Some of the proceeds of our many guild activities go to various community service programs within Prince William County, Virginia and to other programs that are voted on by the guild. One of these programs is Hospice of Northern Virginia . Their goal is to make quality end-of-life and soothing care available to all in their community. Another program is Court Appointed Special Advocate . This national organization uses trained community volunteers to speak for the best interests of children in court.
An Opportunity to Serve Those Who Have Served: Brooke Army Hospital in Texas has opened a new wing to serve amputees from the Iraq War. Thanks to a program started by an internet group, each soldier is given a handmade afghan or quilt when they arrive for rehabilitation and counseling. CBQ’s participation in this program is a meaningful way in which we can support an often over looked group of Americans who have paid a high price in service to our nation. The quilts needed for the program are the same size as our Caring Quilts. CBQ members are strongly encouraged to spend a few hours of their time to repay those who will bear the scars of war for a lifetime. Bev Hus is CBQ’s point of contact for mailing quilts to the hospital for distribution. Bev has asked that each quilter attach a label to their quilt with a message of hope or encouragement. Directions for caring quilts are on the CBQ website http://www.cabinbranch.org/Community.htm at the bottom of the web page.
Classes: We occasionally have classes for which our members can sign up. Classes are open to anyone who likes to sew or quilt, but members do take precedence if there is a limit on class size. All kinds of exciting techniques are taught, from the traditional quilt pattern to contemporary art. For more information on joining the CBQ Guild, please click here . Before signing up for one of these classes, please read the workshop policy below. For more information or to sign up for one of these classes, please contact Cabin Branch Quilters .
CBQ Workshop Policy:
Full payment for workshops must be received at least 2 weeks (14 days) before the workshop. If you cannot attend the workshop, you must cancel at least 2 weeks (14 days) before the workshop to receive a refund. After that time you will receive a refund only if there is a waiting list and your space can be filled with another paying student. Workshop fees cannot be transferred to other workshops. If you cancel at least 2 weeks (14 days) before the class, you will receive from the CBQ Treasurer a refund for the full amount of the class. You will lose your class fee if you cancel less than 2 weeks (14 days) before the class, unless there is a waiting list and your spot can be filled. If a class is canceled because of inclement weather, CBQ will make every effort to reschedule the class. If you are unable to attend on the new date, you will receive a full refund.
Directions To Woodbridge Senior Center
Direction From Northern Virginia:
I-95 South towards Richmond.
Take exit 161 – on left- towards Woodbridge.
Turn right on to Longview Drive.
Turn Left onto Church Hill Drive.
Directions From Southern Virginia:
Take exit 158 (Prince William Parkway) towards Woodbridge.
Turn Right on to Botts Ave.
Left on Longview Drive.
Right on Church Hill Drive
Quilting bees began as a way for women to combine work with pleasure in that a quilt top for a friend or family member could be quilted while information about the community, political events, recipes, parenting, quilting, etc. could be exchanged. Our bees are just as informative as those in the past, the main difference is that we usually work on our own project. However, sometimes no “work” is accomplished because we are having such a good time. Bees are held at the convenience of the hostess: day, afternoon, evening or even all-day! Children are welcome. There is a roving Tuesday morning bee, a Wednesday morning bee, a roving Thursday evening bee and a roving bee every 2nd Monday. Please check your CBQ newsletter for the contact person. If you are planning a quilting bee, please let the Beekeeper know when and where. For the regularly scheduled bees contact the Beekeeper at Cabin Branch Quilters .
The guild will also be holding bees at Chinn Park Regional Library in its Community room at no charge.
…Every Monday (except the 4th Monday of the month) from 1 to 4 PM an open bee at Hancock Fabrics in Woodbridge. Call June Henkel for details.
… 1st Monday of each month at 10:00
… 1st Monday of each month at 10:00 AM, Treasure’s of the Heart Bee in Occoquan. Everyone is welcome
… 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM, a roving bee. Please call Gwen .
…Every Tuesday, a roving bee. Call Marion Stein .
… Wednesday mornings, a kid-friendly bee, For information, call Marianne
…Every Thursday, a roving bee. The schedule for Thursday bees are stuffed inside the official CBQ turkey. For the recipe, call Bev .
… Every other Saturday at 1 PM for students of Emily Martin. Call Dawn
Chinn Bees Come join us at the Chinn library to work on your special UFO’s. (Unfinished Objects) in the Community Room. There are friendly, helpful members, large tables, felt walls and lots of floor space.
…December 10, 2005
…March 5, 2006
…April 9, 2006
…May 13, 2006
…June 4, 2006
Healing Quilts Exhibit:
On Sunday, November 20, the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Old Town Alexandria will feature an exhibition of “ Healing Quilts in Medicine”. The exhibition consists of more than 35 contemporary art quilts depicting organisms used in cancer treatment as well as cheerful topics aimed at helping cancer patients and their families pass the time more easily. The contemporary art quilters who are included in this group were hand picked by the late Judy House (Quilters Unlimited – Vienna), a local art quilter, teacher, and lecturer, whose work was recognized at local and national quilt shows. The group includes artists from across the country and from the United Kingdom. Paula Golden’s quilt, “Garlic: For Body and Soul” is part of this exhibit.
The exhibition is free to the public and will be open from 7 to 0 PM. For more information about the Healing Quilts in Medicine project, visit www.HealingQuiltsInMedicine.org After this one-night exhibition, the quilts will be donated to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center where they will no longer be available for viewing by the general public.