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Programs and Classes

Please do not wear perfume or cologne when attending classes, as a courtesy to those with allergies or sensitivities. Thank You!

  • Check back on this page often, as the information and dates may change!
  • For non-members, there is a $5 Limited Membership fee for Meeting Programs.  If there is a national  guest speakers, there is a $10 Limited Membership fee. 
  • There is a charge for all classes and Full Membership is required.
  • Classes are held at the Chota Quilt Room located at 145 Awohili Drive, Loudon, TN.
  • Half day classes are from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and full day classes are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless noted.
  • Cancellations with full refund are accepted up to 2 weeks prior to the class date.                       If you must cancel within the 2 weeks prior to class, there are no refunds.

Questions? Contact Colleen Verbeke, Programs Chairperson.

Programs History

Interested in a trip down memory lane? Click on the button at left to see a comprehensive listing of prior speakers, programs and classes.

Perhaps you have a speaker to suggest -- just check the list to see if she or he has been here before. If not, let the Program Booking chairperson know!

2018 Offerings

General Meeting

Friday, April 13th

Pam Weeks

"Civil War Soldiers' Quilts"

Come meet this quilter, curator, author and quilt historian.

Pam will share her research on the role women played on the home front and on the battlefield as well as stories of 14 actual Civil War Soldiers' Quilts (only 17 are known so far).

Full Day Class

Thursday, April 12th

"Quilt As You Go"

Making quilts in small sections and joining those sections to make a larger quilt is a method that has been used by quilters for more than 150 years. Using examples from her collection, Pam will lead students through the various methods and techniques. Students will leave with a notebook of techniques, pattern sources and learn how to choose what method works for what project.  ($45 class fee)

General Meeting
Friday May 11

Nancy Mahoney
"Mastering Color for Traditional Quilts"

Nancy Mahoney is an author, teacher, and fabric designer who has enjoyed quilting for over 30 years.  During that time, an impressive range of her beautiful quilts have been featured in many books and in over 200 national and international quilt magazines.
Are you are trapped in a rut of always using the same colors? Do you want a better understanding of how to choose colors for any style of quilt? Color choices don't have to be intuitive or instinctive–there is a practical way to choose color for quilts. In her guild presentation, Nancy will present useful techniques and guidelines for making the perfect color choices for any quilt. Take the guesswork out of putting colors together and see innovative ideas for fresh color combinations.
Full Day Class
Thursday, May 10

"Feathered Star"

This is the perfect class for anyone who wants to learn how to make a Feathered Star block. Nancy takes students through a step-by-step class, with rotary cutting and piecing techniques for making accurate triangle squares. Her methods make short work of this tricky-looking block. Design and color possibilities will be discussed. Pattern included for each student. Finished size: 44" x 44". ($45 class fee, no kit fee)
Half Day Classs
Friday, May 11

Twisted Triangles

In this fun class, you'll learn 10 different ways to make half-square triangles! This stash-busting lap-size quilt is perfect for fat quarters, fat eighths, or Tonga 6-pack strips. The blocks are oh-so-easy to make and look great in any color combination. Pattern included for each student. Quilt size: 53" x 60". ($25 class fee, no kit fee)
General Meeting
Friday, June 8

Spring Luncheon

After a brief general meeting, we will proceed to our luncheon venue...

General Meeting

Friday, July 13th

One Block Wonder

General Meeting

Friday, August 10th

Jenny K. Lyon

"Quilting is a Contact Sport"

A sometimes humorous look at how quilting affects our lives and relationships.  Includes a trunk show of award-winning garments and quilts.

"Tackle" Free Motion Quilting with Jenny.  "Really all we're doing when we free motion quilt is using thread, fabric and machine to quilt--no big deal."  Are you up for her "21 Days to Successful Free Motion Quilting" Challenge?

Thursday Full Day Class

August 9th

Fearless Free Motion Quilting

Learn to free motion quilt in a supportive and fun atmosphere.  She will bring numerous quilts, photos and samples to illustrate what is taught in class.  The class will work on 5 beautiful and fun motifs that you can put on your own quilts using your home sewing machine!