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
2018 Quilt Show Judging Categories
Click here for a list of the categories for our 2018 Quilt Show as well as a list of the awards that will be presented. Then get inspired and get going!!
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.

Missing Village Quilters Library Books
Did you borrow a book from our Quilt Guild Library? We hope that you enjoyed it and are able to return it so others may also enjoy it.  Please check our extensive list of missing books to see if one of them happens to be mixed in with your stash.  Thank you!!  Click here.

March Guild Meeting

Friday, March 9th

Laura Wasilowski is a textile artist, author, teacher, and creator of hand dyed fabrics and threads. She has an undergraduate degree in Costuming from the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN and a Master of Art degree in Fiber from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. She is owner of ARTFABRIK. 


She combines vivid fabrics and whimsical stories to make pictorial art quilts. "My colorful, hand-dyed fabrics inspire me, as do stories of my family, friends, and home. These pieces often chronicle my life. Each wall piece I make is of my own design, of fused appliqué, and machine quilted."


Laura's lecture is entitled "Art Quilts: The Musical." Come and listen as she shares her adventures in quilt making and hear traditional art quilt folk songs like:

"Everybody Gets Rejected Sometime"

and

"Minnesota Quilter's Polka"

Sounds like a FUN presentation. If you haven't already signed up for one of her classes, please hurry!

The Material Girls bow tie blocks are due at our March meeting and the lucky winners will be announced during the meeting. If we have enough participants, several blocks will be used to produce a quilt for the Quilt Show Boutique.

AQS Challenge Winners for 2018

 

These are the eight entries we’ll submit for consideration from The Village Quilters Guild to the AQS Challenge contest:

 

1.  Sandra Black - also Viewer’s Choice Award

2.  Anna Kelly 

3.  Pam George

4.  Claudia Nicholson

5.  Sharon Blanton

6.  Joyce Petitjean 

7.  Susan Prince

8.  Penny Quick


2nd Alternate: Lisa Jackson

Cindy Blackberg has withdrawn her quilt from the AQS Challenge.

Village Quilters Named Volunteer of the Year

Under the direction of our President, Rita Hollenbacher, and the outstanding leadership of Community Service chairs Carolyn Hampson and Deanna Ferry, the Village Quilters have been awarded 2017 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR by CARIS Healthcare. The award write up is available HERE.

Gatlinburg Quilt Delivery


On Dec 20th, Ann Davidson and Claudia Nicholson delivered bags and bags of quilts to Pi Beta Phi school in Gatlinburg.  The quilts were given to the school counselor, Carrie Williams, to distribute to the children who lost everything in the recent fire.

 

Ann comments, "I am so proud to be a part of Village Quilters. Thank you, a million times, to all those who jumped in and helped us get these quilts to the children before Christmas.“

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