The Chota Center Quilt Room is a wonderful resource. It is an ideal classroom and work space, a great place to lay out your fabric or arrange your blocks on the large flannel board and it is home to our great quilt library. Please know that we share the room with the Art Guild of Tellico Village and other groups.Although we share the room with others, it is open for Village Quilters’ use on many days each month. You can always check the current calendars on the website.
Please do not wear perfume or cologne when attending classes, workshops, or meetings as a courtesy to those with allergies or sensitivities. Thank You!
SCHEDULING THE QUILT ROOM
It is the responsibility of the Vice-President of the Guild to schedule the Chota Center Quilt Room - all requests to use the room should be directed to that person.
Annually, the Vice-President will review the schedule to insure that the mission of the Guild to perform Community Outreach Projects and Education for Members are supported as needed.
Members may schedule the room for quilting bees, group meetings, classes and projects. When scheduling the room, the member should first check the calendar and then contact the current Vice President or email [email protected] to make a reservation.
Because our Guild has grown to over 350 members, the Chota Quilt Room has more requests for use. In order to accommodate all these requests, it is necessary to sometimes schedule 2 groups to share the room - one in the front (F) and one in the back (B). Only bees that consistently have over 12 attendees will be exempt from sharing. Each Bee might have their own on-going projects, please be mindful of their efforts and respect their privacy by not interfering in their discussions.
From time to time, the Vice-President may need to rearrange the Chota Room Schedule to accommodate requests from the Art Guild or to meet the Guild’s Mission. At those times, bees may be asked to share the room for a day or to plan an outing.
As a courtesy to those wanting to schedule the Chota Quilt Room, please contact the Vice President if your bee will not be using the room on a scheduled date. That way, while your bee is buzzing around at a Quilt Show or other event, someone else may be scheduled to use the room.
“SIT AND SEW” IN THE QUILT ROOM
The quilt room is a great place to lay out your fabric or arrange your blocks on the large flannel board. You can use the quilt room for your personal projects at times listed at “Sit and Sew” on the Guild Calendar. Also after morning workshops, classes and sweatshops the room is available for Sit and Sew. Sometimes when a bee is using the room, they will allow members to work in the room alongside the bee. Please call the bee contact to see if that will work.
QUILT ROOM RULES
EQUIPMENT IN THE QUILT ROOM
Table covers, iron, stencils, rulers and other items for members use are available in the unlocked cabinet. A mat is stored behind the book shelves.
Care of Irons
If there is residue on the soleplate of an iron, please use one of the following procedures to clean it:
Our library is varied and growing. You may borrow the items using the honor check-out and check-in system. Book and pattern donations are welcome. Leave them on the left side of the top shelf to be cataloged or give them directly to the Guild Librarian.
Our Guild History Scrapbooks are available in the unlocked cabinet for members to enjoy. Please do not remove the books from the room.
STORAGE AREAS IN THE QUILT ROOM
1) a locked white cabinet for use only for Quilts of Valor;
2) a locked closet for use only by Community Service committee;
3) a locked white cabinet for workshop and class use.
Some Community Service Projects are available in the unlocked cabinet. You may want to pick up a quilt kit, fabric packet or charm squares to construct a quilt top for the Sweatshop group.
Revised January 8, 2017