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, 9:45 meeting

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


CLASSES and WORKSHOPS

Chota Rec Center

145 Awohili Drive

Loudon, TN 37774

What's New?
BeeAttitudes
Ann Davidson has formed a new bee and they meet from noon-4 at Gina's Bernina on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. If you aren't a member of a bee yet, this could be the one for you!  Contact Ann at 630-747-6344 for more information.

What A Show It Was
Our 2014 Quilt Show, Jewels of Tennessee, was a terrific success...thanks to all who participated. From the Co-Chairs to the committee chairs and committee members, to those who entered their quilts, to those who participated in workshops and made or donated boutique items, and to those who showed support as attendees --  our guild really stepped it up for this year's event. The hard work of all our committees was evident in all directions of the rooms and hallways of the show venue. Choosing winners was a tough job because the entries were all so lovely.
The winning quilts are pictured at right and for more details about the winners, click here.

Updated Photo Albums
We have new albums with photos from recent Meetings, Classes and Workshops, as well as our other events over the past few months. Looks like everyone has been having a great time!

2015 Programs and Classes
See what's coming up next year on our Programs & Classes page!

December 12 Guild Meeting

At our December meeting, it's time to fluff up your Christmas sweater and join us for our regular business meeting followed by the annual Holiday Luncheon. Tickets are $16.50 and are available from Pat Ziobro until December 1.


Also at our December meeting:

* It's time to pay your 2015 dues with a $25 check to            Village Quilters.

* Pick up a Village Quilters 2015 calendar for $10.00. It

  is filled with pics of winning quilts from our show.

* And it you haven't yet picked up your fabric and                 instructions for Rose Hunt's President's Block                (below), be sure to stop by the Block Exchange table         for your packet.

Quilt Show Winners

Quick Picks

Kudos to our Members

Congratulations, Nancy Kessler

Two of Nancy's quilts: "Martin and Duke: 'Tell Us, We're All Ears!" and "It's So Otis" have been selected as two of 30 finalists in the Festival Awareness Project: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs contest. They will be shown over the next two years in this exhibit, as the quilts will travel to various venues through September 2016, including: 

            • Fall International Quilt Market and Quilt Festival,

              October 25 – November 27, 2014

            • International Quilt Festival/Chicago March 26 – 28, 2015

 

The "Martin and Duke: 'Tell Us, We're All Ears!" was her 2014 Guild AQS Challenge Quilt, and the "It's So Otis" is a quilt of her beloved rescued Basset/Walker Hound, Otis. Due to show requirements, pictures may not be posted.

Congratulations, Pam George!

Pam's quilt, "Fox in the Moonlight," was accepted to the AQS Show in Chattanooga.

In addition, Pam's quilt, "Garden Shed," was accepted for inclusion in the special exhibit "In Full Bloom" at the Houston Quilt Festival. It will premiere with 29 other quilts that have been accepted at the International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston in October of this year. The quilt will travel to  various International Quilt Festivals and Market shows until August of 2015.

Have you had a quilt juried into a show, won an award or done something special for our guild, or do you know of another guild member who has? If so, please contact the web editor.

Bee Donates to Library

The Village Quilters' Applique Bee presented a quilt called “The Alphabet and More” to celebrate The Public Library at Tellico Village.  These talented quilters started sewing around June 2013 and completed this labor of love in about six months.  The quilt is displayed in the Good Neighbor Shop Reading Area of the Library and provides warmth and visual interest.

Seated:  (left to right) Becky Haile Library Manager, Quilters Nancy Brackett, Toni Manley, Rose Remund, Sharon Clayton, Pat Ziobro 

Standing: Quilters Linda Garber, Sandy Stechmesser, Cathie Peterson, Harriet Lewis, Sandy VerVelde, Friends BOD 2013 President Carolyn McDermott, Friends BOD 2014 Presidents Rich Seymour

Not pictured: Quilters JoAnn Bergren, Louann Cherry