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, 9:45 meeting
Dues: $25 annually (no proration, Full Membership)
CLASSES and WORKSHOPS
Chota Rec Center
145 Awohili Drive
Loudon, TN 37774
New Guild Board Members
A listing of our 2015 Village Quilters Board Members has been posted. If you are considering future participation as a member of the board, click on each job title for more information.
2015 Guild Challenge
Our Guild Challenge will be held at the June 12th meeting and this year it's as easy as 1-2-3. Read all about it on the new Challenge Tab and start making that baby quilt -- June will be here before you know it!!
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!
Happy New Year!
We have SO many fun and interesting events this year, starting off with our January speaker, Barbara Arnold, a dedicated quilt teacher, lecturer and judge. Barbara spends part of her winter near Coker Creek and will spend a day with us. She will give a power point presentation and trunk show at our meeting. The subject is "The Magic of a Square Quilt."
Also at our January meeting:
* If you haven't paid your 2015 dues, bring a $25 check
made out to Village Quilters.
* Pick up a Village Quilters 2015 calendar for $10. It
is filled with pics of winning quilts from our show.
* And it's your last chance to pick up your fabric and instructions for Rose Hunt's President's Block (below), so stop by the Block Exchange table for your packet.
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.
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