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?
New Bee
Diane Tosh
is starting a new bee for anyone interested in machine appliqué. Does that sound like you?? Send a note to Diane at [email protected] Date and time are to be determined...

Needed: More Quilts for Gatlinburg Support
There is still a great need for financial support in Gatlinburg. Click here for more info about quilts being collected and auctioned at the Pigeon Forge Quiltfest. All proceeds go to Dolly Parton's "My Pople's Fund." And see the story below about quilt donations we've already made to Gatlinburg and Athens...

Assembly Day for Helen's President's Quilt
Past President Helen Willis has been making great progress on her President's Quilt (see photo at right). PLEASE NOTE: The day set aside to help her assemble the quilt has moved from March 15 to February 15. Mark your calendar and come to the quilt room to help if you can!

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. If you want to plan a special trip, here are some great suggestions! AND if you have shows to add, just send a note to your webmaster.

Call for Quilts - Fayetteville, NC QuiltFest 2017
Click here for info on how to enter your quilt(s) in this April show.
 
2017 Programs
Take a look at the Programs tab for info on what's coming up this year so you can save the dates. There's a LOT going on in this guild!

February 10 Guild Meeting

Let’s get a fresh start on the New Year. Some members will be selling and everyone will be buying. Time to stock up on items you might need for new projects at bargain prices. This event is always great fun -- if you've never been to it, you're in for some $urprise$! Be sure to remember that our February meeting will be held in the church sanctuary and sale tables will be setup in our regular meeting room.

2017 Dues

If you haven't paid them, see Vicki at the Membership table in February. They remain at $25 -- best deal in town! Please make checks payable to The Village Quilters.

Past President Helen Willis has been making great progress on her President's Quilt (above). It's a massive collection of mini log cabins. See article at left to learn how and when you can help...

Kudos to Our Members
We have talented members!!
Deer Dolls for Alcoa Linesman -- Louise Ragle's Talents Shine
Alcoa Utilities recently lost an employee on the job. They contacted our guild to ask if someone could make deer dolls from the man's workshirts.  He was an avid hunter and they wanted the deer dolls for his children.  Louise Ragle, our guild's "dollmaker extraordinaire", volunteered to complete the task. The results are heartwarming and, of course, were well received by the family.
Community Service at its BEST!
On Monday, December 5th, the Quilting Room at The Chota Rec Center was bustling with 43 quilters putting together quilts for the Gatlinburg fire victims. When the day ended, 60 quilts were ready to be delivered to a quilters group that is gathering quilts, afghans, and hand crafted blankets for distribution.  See picture below.
On Friday, December 9, when the Village Quilters guild met, more quilts were collected from the membership and some of those quilts went to Athens for victims of the tornado. 

This year Village Quilters have donated more than 400 quilts to charitable groups in the Loudon and Monroe counties.

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