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, 9:30 meeting

      Dues:  $25 annually  (no proration, Full Membership)


Chota Rec Center

145 Awohili Drive

Loudon, TN 37774

Check out our Programs and Classes tab above or 

click HERE for more information.  

What's Coming Up?

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, December 14th

Linda French

"You Gotta Start Somewhere!” 

Linda French will be the speaker at the December Meeting. 

Coming with her first quilt "Circles of Life" she won “Best of Show: AQS Knoxville 2009” &  “Best of Show: Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 2010” to name just a few. 

She has gone on to become a long arm quilter and has won at Houston and other major shows for her long arm quilting. You won't want to miss her story and see her quilts.  A resident of Dayton Ohio, she has lived in various locations and made quilting friends along the way.  This delightful lady will tell us "You Gotta Start Somewhere!” 

You can view other images of her quilters at this link:

Please visit us on Facebook -   Village Quilters of Loudon County


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



Leslie Ann Phillips


Special Congratulations to Claudia Nicholson for being accepted as a semi-finalist for the September 2018 Paducah AQS.  

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.

Member displays quilt at Houston Quilt Show

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

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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