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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!

October 13th - 14th  Village Quilters Quilt Show

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:

Thursday Full Day Class

with Karla Alexander

November 8th

Summer Solstice

"Yes--this quilt stretches tradition a bit--but not as much as you might imagine!"  Karla Alexander will lead you through the creation of blocks and you get to determine the final layout.  The possibilities are endless!

Pre-cut each of the 8 light and 8 dark fabrics for the block into 10"x10" squares (4 from each color) to total 64 squares.

Friday Half Day Class

with Karla Alexander

November 9th

Red Onion

Sewing circles has never been so much fun!  No worries if you've never sewn curves before OR if you prefer straight seams!  You will leave this workshop a master of curves!

Select a combination of your three favorite colors in an equal number of light, medium and darks.

Pre-cut each of the 12 batiks for the blocks into a total of 36 squares, 12" by 12" each.

December Guild Luncheon

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Village Quilters Guild will hold a December luncheon at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church immediately following the Dec 14th Guild meeting.

Catering will be by Take Out Thyme and will feature a menu of salad, lasagna, and dessert for $15   (Vegetarian meal is available). 

There will be Christmas piano music, favors and centerpiece door prizes.

Due to our Quilt Show in October, the final sign up opportunity will be at the 

Nov Guild meeting on Nov. 9, 2018 

Please sign up at a guild meeting or contact Barbara Craig by E-mail or phone or mail your check ($15 made out to Village Quilters) to Barbara Craig; 606 Tecumseh Trace, Loudon, TN 37774-3151

Don’t miss a delicious meal with good friends, where we will give thanks

for our guild and the many opportunities it provides to us, and we will celebrate our successful 

Quilt Show!

(December Luncheon Request:  If anyone has extra Christmas fabric they would be willing to donate, Barbara Craig would like to have it for a crafting surprise for the December luncheon.  Pieces need to be at least a fat quarter in size.)

General Meeting


January 11th, 2019


Jennifer Betar

“Precuts - What They Are and How To Use Them” 

Most of you have heard of or purchased layer cakes, jelly rolls, and charm packs but may not know what to do with them. Jennifer will explain what they all are and share with us her trunk show of many quilts all made from various sizes of precuts.

After owning a quilt shop and quilters retreat center in Pennsylvania for several years, Jennifer has had many opportunities to assist her customers on their projects, including teaching classes and many demos using precuts.  Jennifer has spoken to numerous guilds in the PA, MD, and NJ area shedding light on what precuts are and how they came about. Through her extensive trunk show, she will show examples of how to use precuts.  Many of the patterns come from the Missouri Star Quilt Company’s Block magazine which she notes in her lecture.  

Thursday January 10 Full Day Class

with Jennifer Betar

Disappearing Pinwheel Quilt, $30

Everyone will construct simple blocks alike using two layer cakes, then you’ll cut them apart and create something quite different. We’ll slice and dice and swap them around to change the simple pinwheel into one of six layout variations. Two layer cakes are required, one all neutral and one print. You’ll be able to purchase a white, natural, or black layer cake for only $22 when you sign up for the class. Finished quilt size is approximately 80”x90”.

Friday January 11 Half Day Class

with Jennifer Betar

Quartered Stripes Quilt, $16

Playing with striped fabric is so much fun! Refold the fabric, cut some squares and slice them up to create two very different looking blocks. Finished size without borders will either be 38” square (requires 1-1/4 yards striped fabric) or 47-1/2”x57” (requires 2-1/2 yards striped fabric).