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!


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)


Chota Rec Center

145 Awohili Drive

Loudon, TN 37774

What's Coming Up?
Items needed for The Neighbor Bee

The Neighbor Bee needs  the following items for Memory quilts:

 Buttons, small zippers, Velcro , shoe laces, ribbon, trims with texture.  Also flannel or Minky squares of 20” or more. These items can be put in a box in the Quilt Room.  Thank you

 2018 AQS Ultimate Guild Challenge
Click on the link at the top of this page for complete info about our next guild challenge! Think HEXAGONS!
 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.
Coming to Knoxville October 4th

The Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC will be coming to Knoxville on October 4th.  It will be installed at 4pm on the 4th and be available for viewing 24 hours a day, free of charge,  until October 8th.  It will be located on Berry Lynhurst Funeral Home property at 2300 Adair Drive, Knoxville.  Many presentations and honors will occur on October 5th and a special QOV award presentation is being planned for 10am on October 6th.

October Guild Meeting

Friday, October 13th 

We will be honoring the women who have served in the military.

February 2018 -- it's coming sooner than you think! Click on the tab at the top of this page for complete information on our guild quilt challenge for next year.
Hexagons -- they're EVERYWHERE!! Think about it -- snowflakes, honeycombs, chemical formulas...
What will inspire YOU?

Paducah Fall Show

Changes in Judging at the Paducah Fall Show:

They are trying something new with the judging at Fall Paducah. The panel of three judges will judge each of the 15 categories for first thru third and honorable mention in each category. The judges will decide the "Judges Choice Award". The fifteen first place winners will be notified by September 10th. Those winners will then be voted on for "Best in Show", "Best Wall Quilt" and first through fifth place. Attendees at the show will be able to vote in person at the show and people can vote online. 

                                        Here is the link to that info:   http://www.quiltweek.com/locations/fpah17/fpah17-new-for-2017/

It is a great opportunity for quilters to have a say in winners for this show - even if they cannot attend in person.

Claudia Nicholson Semifinalist at Paducah Fall Show

Congratulations to guild member Claudia Nicholson who is a semifinalist at the 2017 AQS QuiltWeek this fall in Paducah, KY, on September 13-17.  Claudia's stunning quilt "Flowers, Boots, & Music for the Soul" (below) will compete with 369 others for great cash prizes at the show. Quilts were entered from 41 states and 14 countries. This is the first Fall Paducah AQS show and we all wish Claudia our best!

Helen Willis and Judy Egan's Quilt to Paducah

The quilt (left) made by Past President Helen Willis and quilted by guild member Judy Egan also has been juried into the September AQS Quilt Show in Paducah.   The name of the quilt is "Color Play II."  Helen made it from a pattern designed by Bill Kerr of the Modern Quilt Studio. Congrats to you both!!

Joy Hancock  Semifinalist at Paducah Fall Show

Joy Hancock's quilt, "Mr. Ayer's Pumpkin Patch" is a semi finalist in the 2017 Fall Paducah AQS Show. The quilt is an original design by Joy based on fond memories of finding that perfect pumpkin at Mr. Ayer's farm each fall in her hometown in Southern California.

Mamie Ringenbach at Paducah

Mamie Ringenbach is our 4th member entered in the Paducah Fall Show.  Her inspiration was: "Every time I saw a picture of a soldier honoring his fallen comrade, I would tell myself that I should make a quilt depicting that image.  After thinking about it for ten years, I decided my last needle turn applique quilt would my way of honoring our fallen servicemen.  I named the quilt 'Freedom is not Free' ".

Quilt presented to the Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church

The Village Quilters presented a quilt to the Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church on August 11th honoring the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Accepting on behalf of the Church were Pastors Brian and Mark.

Ladies who made the quilt - 

Sandy Stechmesser

Elaine Deal

Cathie Peterson

Judy Egan

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

Wool Appliqué 
with Cathie Peterson

Cathie Peterson presented this workshop on how to use fusible webbing and blanket/buttonhole, straight and French knot stitches in making this cute snowman. 

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