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?
Successful Baby Shower!
Thanks to all of you who participated in our June Baby Shower to support Newborns in Need and Quilts for Kids. The number of donations was staggering -- hundreds of quilts, clothes, and new baby supplies. We applaud the skills of Barbara Jones and her team for organizing this important event. Congratulations, too, to Lori Rorstad whose quilt won the Viewers' Choice Award. Great job, all!!

July Bus Trip - A One Day Shop Hop Bus Tour to Northeast Tennessee 
Sign up at the July guild meeting! Cost is just $45 plus $10 box lunch.
Barbara Craig has arranged a daytime shop hop trip to two quilt shops in northeast TN on Friday, July 24, 2015. The shops are Tennessee Quilts in Jonesborough, TN,
Bernina In Stitches in Johnson City, TN, and Heavenly Stitches in Kingsport, TN. All shops will be giving 20% off our purchases. Heavenly Stitches will even have give aways and refreshments! Click here for complete details.

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!

Three Sets of Sisters at the Retreat!!!

Quick Picks

July 10th Guild Meeting

Computer Resources for Quilting

Demos by Village Quilters members


Your computer is a valuable tool for your quilt making. See how our members use their computers for inspiration, patterns sources, instructional videos, interactive classes, design software, and fabric printing. Using our mini-demo technology, we will introduce you to computer resources that will be projected on our big screen. This will just be a sampler, nothing too technical, and will just give you some ideas to pursue. A handout of these resources will be available.


Do you have favorite websites, programs, or other computer resources? Please let us know so we can list them on our resource guide. Contact Jan Wass at jan@janwass.com.

Also in July, sign up with Barbara Craig for our July Bus Trip. Click here for complete details.

Our Material Girls will be taking signups for the August fabric exchange. This time the exchange will be 7" squares of red, yellow-gold, and blue fabrics -- one of each. Then stay tuned for the next block exchange that will feature a special way of using these fabrics!
Kudos to Our Members
We have talented members!! The following members received special recognition at the Smoky Mountain Quilters' Quilt Show in Maryville this past May. Click here to see photos of their spectacular work. (5 pages)

     Sandra Black - 2nd Place, "Wilderness Walk"
     Pam George - Honorable Mention, "Fiber Mania"
     Melissa Everett - 2nd Place, "Scrappy Jewels"
     Sharon Clayton - 2nd Place, "The Flock"
     Helen Willis - 2nd Place, "Shades of Gray"
     LeeAnn Raper - 1st Place, "Buzy Suzy"
     Melissa Everett - Honorable Mention, "Outfoxed Forest"
     Kathy Dittmaier - 3rd Place, "Counting Flowers on the Wall"
     Rose Remund, Scrap Quilt, "Pineapple Obsession"
     Pam George, Red White & Blue, "Stars and Stripes"

J.J. Shay is the Quilt Show Chairman for the bi-annual international SUGAR Conference (Statler Users Group & Representatives) in Kansas City on  June 18-20.  Working on this show long-distance for over a year, J.J. is pleased to announce that this year’s first quilt show will host 143 quilts representing countries as far away as New Zealand and Japan.
For more about this show, go to www.sugarconference.com.
Our Quilts of Valor group has been hard at work. To learn more about the veterans who received their quilts this past Memorial Day, click here.