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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.  
  • For NON-MEMBERS, if there is a guest speaker, 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 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and full day classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 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 Marilyn Hoenie and Maggie Scott, Programs -  Hosting Chairpersons

Programs History

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March 13, 2020

Suzi Parron
Guild Program: The Barn Quilt Trail

Suzi travels full time by RV, speaking to quilt guilds, libraries, civic organizations--whoever would like to hear more about barn quilts! Her talk will take us on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother's quilting art. The presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.

Thursday, March 12

Full Day Class

Paint Your Own

2 checks at signup:

$20 to guild +

$45 to Suzi for kit

Join the barn quilt movement by creating your own painted quilt block.  You will begin with a pre-primed board and go through each step—drafting, taping, and painting, with careful attention to detail. 

April 10, 2020

Jenny Pedigo

Guild Program: Sew Kind of Wonderful

Trunk Show

Join us for a trunk show of Jenny's favorites. Jenny made her first quilt in 2002 and fell in love with the quilting process!  In 2007 she started her own longarm quilting business in order to work from home. Jenny has a unique ability to see the secondary design that can be created with quilting which gives the perfect compliment to the piecing. After 7 years of quilting for others full time Jenny was looking for a change and discovered the Modern Online Quilting Community. She fell in love and soon after started playing with pattern design which is now her new quilting love. Jenny loves the challenge of putting a twist on quilting, whether it be through design, color or quilting and loves that she can share her quilting passion with her sisters. 

Thursday, April 9
Full Day Class
Posh Penelope
$40 *

Posh Penelope is a fun scrappy quilt that combines our love for curves with on point sashing and cornerstones!  The perfect mix of modern and traditional elements that create a quilt that is timeless.

** Attendees must order the Quick Curve Ruler and pattern from Jenny's website.

Friday, April 10

PM Class

Mini Tree Table Runner

$20 *

** Attendees must order the Quick Curve Ruler and free pattern from Jenny's website.

May 8

Mickey Depre

Guild Program: Me, Myself & I

One hour powerpoint presentation followed by a short trunk show covering my progression from a traditional quilter to the present. Topics touched on will be inspiration and to believe in one’s own self and sense of “style”. During trunk show I will happily answer audience questions regarding technique, product use, etc. Program is informative and entertaining with a grande dose of humor.

Thursday, May 7
Full Day Class
Abacus Block Quilt

A fun one block quilt made entirely out of 2.5” strips!  OR you can go scrappy if you wish! 

80 strips (2 jelly roll strip sets, or straight from your stash) will be enough for 100 blocks for a 60”x 60” quilt.   

-Set ONE of 40 strips is prints, colors, a fabric line, a mix of your own, medium to dark tones.

 -Set TWO of 40 strips is neutrals, backgrounds, lights, whites, creams,taupes, pastels, a good      mix makes for an interesting quilt.     

You can expand the quilt by adding additional 2.5” strips to your project palette.  For each strip added you need to add equal number of background strip(s).   One strip set (print and background) will make 2.5 blocks. Strips of fabric 2.5” wide are sewn, cut, and sewn again to make this fun block.  And let me show you how the Easy Angle Ruler will become a tool you can’t live without to in making accurate half square triangles.

Now gather up your strips because we have some Abacus blocks to make!

Friday, May 8
PM Class: Summer Carnival

Join the fun of colorful and adventurous day filled with making the Meems quilt block featured in the quilt Summer Carnival.

Strips of fabric 1.5” and 2.5” wide are sewn, cut, and sewn again to make this fun block that is a twist on a traditional Sisters Choice block which fills the center of this quilt with a confetti -like appearance.

While the book quilt is truly scrappy in all the blocks, for those who wish to bring a focus fabric in it can be done, I suggest a minimum of a half yard or 1.5 yards if you are considering using it in the star triangles. In fact, why not two focus fabrics and break the blocks into two groups for a checkerboard look.

There are so many variables, ie. two color palette, florals, print themes, or just dig into your scrap bin and have fun playing with different fabric combos. I want you to take and make this block your own with and show off your style .

Confident Beginners to Advanced Quilters will enjoy this workshop.

Now gather up your scraps because we have some Meems blocks to make!

Friday, June 12
Spring Luncheon

Friday, July 10
Guild Program: My Quilt Journey
with Pam George

Friday August 14
Guild Program: Cats N Quilts Studio
with Deb Heatherly
Thursday, August 13
Full Day Class: Teal We Meet Again
Friday, August 14
PM Class: Pineapple on Point

Friday, September 11
Guild Program: Mountain Creek Quilt Shop
with Terri Ayers

October 10 and 11
"Creative Threads" Our 2020 Quilt Show

Friday, November 13
Guild Program: Lecture and Trunk Show, Olive Grace Studio
with Kori Turner
Thursday, November 12
Full Day Class: An Original

Friday, December 11
Holiday Luncheon