Welcome to the Village Quilters Website
We are a 501(c)3 organization.
Located in Loudon, Tennessee, The Village Quilters guild has over 300 current members -- from all over east Tennessee.
We welcome guests to our general  meetings, so check the
program listing for what's coming soon.

Throughout our site, you'll find we offer many opportunities for education and community service. So come and join us -- you'll see that quilting is more than what your grandmother used to do!

GENERAL MEETINGS

Christ Our Savior Lutheran  Church

260 Wade Road West

Loudon, TN 37774

(one mile west of Hwy 444, Tellico Pkwy)


Date:   2nd Friday of the month

               Time:   9:15 AM social time, 9:30 meeting

      Dues:  $25 annually  (no proration, Full Membership)


CLASSES and WORKSHOPS

Chota Rec Center

145 Awohili Drive

Loudon, TN 37774

What's Coming Up?

Got Buttons?

Members will be on hand at our July meeting to collect quarter size (or larger) buttons to be used for wheelchair/walker totes. See photo below. Take a look in your collection -- bet you have a few!
2017 Guild Bus Trips
Our bus trip coordinator, Barbara Craig, has 2 trips planned for us this year.
Sign up NOW for the East Tennessee Shop Hop, friends and family may sign up starting in July.
New pricing for Paducah trip in September.
Click HERE for complete information.
 2017 Quilt Shows Around the Country
Our Events tab has updated information about major quilt shows around the country this year. If your travel plans take you to any of these locations, here's your opportunity for more things to do. AND if you have shows to add, just send a note to your webmaster.

July 14 Guild Meeting

At our July meeting, we are excited to host Pam Weeks, the Curator of the New England Quilt Museum—where she gets to work with a variety of quilts both old and new. For her guild presentation, Pam will be speaking about Civil War quilts. Quilts made for use by soldiers during the Civil War are very rare—only seventeen are known (so far) to exist, and Pam has studied most of them in person. She'll outline the origins of the U. S. Sanitary Commission at the beginning of the War, the roles women played on the home front and the battlefield, and feature the stories of fourteen actual Civil War soldiers’ quilts.
June Luncheon Recap
On Friday, June 9th, we had our June Luncheon and Grab Bag Challenge display. The luncheon salads and desserts from Chef By Request were delicious. But those quilts!! Take a look in our Photo Gallery at what our talented members were able to create from their grab bag of "interesting" fabrics. The results were nothing short of amazing and Children's Hospital is the lucky recipient of these 109 beauties! Thanks to Jane Salmon for organizing the luncheon, to Carolyn Hampson and the Community Service crew for the idea and fabric for the grab bags, and to George Staas from Children's Hospital for delivering all the quilts for us. Click HERE to see the thank you letter we received from Children's Hospital.
Congratulation to Helen Willis and Judy Egan


Helen Willis's quilt won ”Best of Show - Machine Workmanship” at A Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge. It was quilted by Judy Egan. Here are some pictures of their beautiful work!
Quilts of Valor News
Arliss Barber of The Village Quilters presented a Quilt of Valor to Don Ritchey who served as a Corporal in the US Army from October of 1950 till July of 1952 with a 21-month tour in Korea during the Korean War. Mr. Ritchey's family has a long and interesting local history -- one of the major roads in our Tellico Village Community bears their name. Corporal Ritchey served with the 3rd Infantry Division, 2nd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, G Company. Many thanks for his valuable service to our Country!




In early March, Leslie Phillips, Rita Hollenbacher, and Linda Arbuckle had the honor or representing the guild at the Tellico Lake American Legion.  The Legion Post presented a check to us for the Quilts of Valor.  Our reps were touched to hear a few of their members tell the importance of quilts they have previously received. 





March 2, 2017;  Tellico Lake American Legion Post #256 presented Village Quilters with a check for Quilts of Valor.  

Pictured:  Commander Vic Vickery, Leslie Phillips, Rita Hollenbacher and Linda Arbuckle

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