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?
 Save the Date

The Village Quilters, Inc.
2018 Quilt Show
Chota Rec Center
October 13-14, 2018
Items needed for The Neighborhood Bee

The Neighborhood 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.

October Guild Meeting

Friday, October 13th 


At our October Guild Meeting, will be honoring the women who have served in the military.


2018 Dues

Our dues for 2018 will be $25 and are payable at the Membership table starting at the October meeting.


December Luncheon

Tickets are available at the October and November meetings for $15. Our luncheon will be held at the Baptist Church in Tellico Village after our December meeting and will be catered once again by Chef by Request.


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?

Quilts of Valor Featured on East Tennessee PBS


The recent episode on Tennessee Life: Season 4, Episode 5 on East Tennessee PBS featured our very own Quits of Valor. Thank you to Arliss Barber (left) and the Quilts of Valor Group for your countless hours to honor our veterans. 

            You can view this special episode at this link.  

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' ".



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