Upcoming Programs


Linda Keene, Textile Artist

Linda is an artist of many talents located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her art is joyful and celebrates families and life in the African American community. We are looking forward to seeing her work in person and hearing about her development as a textile artist.

General Meeting Lecture

Linda Keene In Person Lecture on Textile Art
Wednesday – October 4, 2023 at the 6:30 PM EST at CQG’s General Meeting held at the Tyvola Senior Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Also in October…

Orphan Block Exchange & Scrap Fest

Saturday – October 7, 2023 at 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST

Location: Sportsplex, 2425 Sports Parkway, Matthews NC 28015

It’s time to shop your block stash and gather your scraps in the October Block Exchange and Scrap Fest. This is definitely a time to engage and have fun with each other, plus shed any guilt-filled UFOs and unwanted scraps.

** Expanded Saturday event hours so you can start your creative sewing right away. Working on another project? Enjoy the time interacting with your fellow quilters on whatever is under your needle! **

Bring your leftover or abandoned project blocks, odd-sized HSTs, test blocks, and really anything with a seam. Bring your blocks and scraps to the October Guild meeting or when you come to the Saturday event. Bring as many blocks as you would like for the exchange. We will do the exchange on a 1 to 1 basis:  bring 1, take 1; bring 2, take 2… We’ll be putting all of these out for exchange at the Fest Table!

Look at the amazing before & after photos of what the Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild did:

Guidelines for participating in the Block Exchange:

Gather your orphan block(s) – Can be any size, including a collection of four-patches, flying geese, HSTs, etc. If you have no orphan blocks, make some from your scraps or stash. Block should have at least one sewn seam. All quilters’ cotton.

Sort by color or size or technique, or style, whatever suits you if you have more than a few blocks. Enclose block(s) in a gallon-size (or larger) Ziploc bag with your NAME on the outside. You’ll use this bag to carry your exchange blocks home.

Corral your scraps into a gallon-ish size bag(s) and bring it too. Make this as assorted as you wish. Try to include some scraps at least 5 inches wide/tall.

Create!  Wide open challenge to create the orphan blocks and/or scrap bags into completed projects. We will look forward to seeing how you transform these into a new creation at our February 2024 General meeting.  Zoom attendees can submit photos as we do for Show and Tell.

If you have any questions about the Orphan Block Exchange and Scrap Fest, please email programs@charlottequiltersguild.org.


Veruschka Zarate, Finding Pride & Joy in Quilting – Registration Currently Not Open

Veruschka will share her transition from a traditional piecing to into the world of Foundation Paper Piece Quilting and Designing. She will explore some of the elements within her creative process such as successes and pitfalls within FPP construction and design, choice of fabrics and color selection, thread, tools and much more.

She will also take this time to share the Foundation Paper Piece Projects that she has completed in a Virtual Trunk Show as well as share details of upcoming projects.

You can see Veruschka’s work and exciting patterns on her website at prideandjoyquilting.com.

General Meeting Lecture

Veruschka Zarate Zoom Lecture on Finding Pride & Joy in Quilting
Wednesday – November 1, 2023 at the 6:30 PM EST at CQG’s General Meeting held at the Tyvola Senior Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

She will speak on a combination of topics regarding foundation paper piecing, such as: what I have learned through trial and error regarding designing, the successful elements as well as the pitfalls in drafting and designing FPP Patterns, tips and tricks in FPP technique practices, the use of modern color and fabric applications, the keys to reducing bulk, and much more.

Zoom Half-Day Workshop

Veruschka Zarate Zoom Workshop on Modern Foundation Paper Piecing Fundamentals
Sunday – November 5, 2023 at the 2:00 PM thru 5:00 PM EST. Price for this workshop will be $35 plus cost of class pattern from teacher’s website.

Veruschka has taught around the US and the world. She will be teaching her technique at Quilt Con 2024 in Raleigh, NC. We will learn Veruschka’s technique while completing one of her beautiful patterns. You can see Veruschka’s work on her website: prideandjoyquilting.com.

We hope to have her here for a live workshop in 2025.

See Workshop Registration for more information on registering for workshops.