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

No General Meeting in October!  Come join us at our Quilt Show October 13th and 14th!

What's Coming Up?
 
SAVE THE DATE

The Village Quilters, Inc.
2018 Quilt Show
Chota Rec Center
October 13-14, 2018 

It takes many hands to have a successful show.  Please consider volunteering!  

Contact: 
Patty Delawter  


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.

General Meeting

Friday, November 9th

Karla Alexander


"Lift the Quilts 

Out of the Stash"


Karla Alexander is a quilt designer and author.  Look at your fabric in a whole new way!  Take small or bold steps as you learn to work with your fabric and create your own methods and styles.


Karla's website is:  SaginawStreetQuilts.com

Check out our Programs and Classes tab above or 

click HERE for more information.  

Please visit us on Facebook -   Village Quilters of Loudon County


https://www.facebook.com/VillageQuiltersofLoudonCounty/


Village Quilter’s Bus Trip to Missouri Star Quilting

Mon. April 29 to Fri. May 3rd, 2019


Sign up for 5 fun filled days with your quilting pals.  We are off to Hamilton, Missouri with many stops at great quilt shops along the way.


Non-Refundable Down Payment for this trip is due NOW!





AQS Challenge Winners for 2018

 

 AQS has announced that the jury has accepted our guild members’ entries for further consideration in the 2018 AQS QuiltWeek® Contest in Grand Rapids, Michigan August 22 – 25, 2018.


These Village Quilters Guild members are to be congratulated on their accomplishment. They made it into the Grand Rapid Show and competed in the AQS Challenge.


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

1st Alternate: Lisa Jackson


http://www.quiltweek.com/locations/grand-rapids/


Special Congratulations to Claudia Nicholson for being accepted as a semi-finalist for the September 2018 Paducah AQS.  (Her quilt is shown above.)  http://www.paducah.travel/quilting/aqs-quiltweek-paducah



Congratulations!

Leslie Ann Phillips

President





Member displays quilt at Houston Quilt Show

Lori Rorstad’s quilt titled "Flora Lia"  it will be displayed in the Full Bloom Exhibition at the Houston Quilt Show.
Congratulations!!





Member displays quilt at Houston Quilt Show

Joy Hancock's quilt titled "Mr Ayer's Pumpkin Patch" was juried into the Houston Quilt Show.  
Congratulations!! 

Quilts of Valor Presentations


Two Quilts of Valor, made by our Guild members, were awarded to two Veterans from the 

Kahite Community of Tellico Village at the 4th of July breakfast after the parade. 


Rarity Bay's 4th of July Celebration honored two Quilts of Valor recipients who served in the 

Korean War. 


We give thanks for all who served our country.

 Guild Member Sets Goal to Help Others


Mamie Ringenbach, a member of our guild, just made her 800th walker bag.  

She makes these bags for assisted living and memory care facilities in East Tennessee.  

Her goal is to make 1,000 of these bags.




President's Quilt goes to Paducah


Helen Willis, past president of the Village Quilters, would like to thank everyone to helped her make this beautiful quilt titled "Moms & Babes".  It was recently shown at Paducah.


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.




UT Cancer Institute Quilt Delivery


Leslie Ann Phillips delivered 10 Community Service Quilts to the University of Tennessee Cancer Institute.  She is seen here presenting them to Heather (coordinator).

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.“

Member Makes Cover of 

"American Patchwork & Quilting" Magazine



Village Quilter's Member, Cindy Blackberg, made the April cover of the April "American Patchwork and Quilting" magazine.  Her quilt was also featured on the cover 19 years ago and was voted by the readers as one of their favorite quilts in celebration of AP&Q's 25th anniversary.  This quilt was made by hand and machine and hand quilted.




Photo used with permission of "American Patchwork & Quilting" magazine. 


 

Member Has Quilt Published in "Easy Quilts" Magazine


Village Quilter's Member, Rachel Hayes, has her quilt, "Carnival Ride" featured in the upcoming summer issue of "Easy Quilts" magazine. She enjoys keeping up on the happenings of the Village Quilters and enjoys the quilters newsletters.  


Photos used with permission of "Easy Quilts" magazine.



Carson Springs Retreat Center Receives Quilt


The Newbies Bee made a quilt for the Carson Springs Retreat Center. It was a group effort, including Tom Kenney's lettering!

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