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Programs & 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 $10 Limited Membership fee for Meeting Programs.  
  • For NON-MEMBERS, if there is a guest speaker, there is a $20 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

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!

July 9: Kathy K. Wylie

Guild Presentation:  Art of Appliqué

This will be a Zoom presentation at our Guild meeting, no recording, no broadcast.

Appliqué quilts are among the most beautiful, jaw-dropping, crowd-pleasing and award-winning of all quilts. This lecture is all about appliqué. Do you marvel over beautiful appliquéd quilts and wonder how they were accomplished? You might be surprised at the number of techniques and methods that can be used to create these masterpieces. This lecture will give you some insight into the various types of appliqué along with stunning photographs and real-life examples.

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July 8: Thursday Class

The Birth Flower Appliqué  

This workshop is a project class, where students learn how to make the birth flower block of their choice. Picture  shown is January  - Carnation. Others are shown on her website.

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It’s probably more of an intermediate project, mainly because each block has many pieces – some small – that beginners might find intimidating. That being said, three applique methods are presented in the class: needle-turn, Apliquick and fusible applique. Students can choose which applique method to use, or even mix and match, so beginners could choose fusible applique if they don’t feel comfortable with turning the edges.

This will be a zoom class. Yay - no dragging our machines to class. Fee is $50. Go to her website to see the Birth month flowers. Pick your pattern but don't order from her. Place your order and get a check to Marilyn Hoenie or at the June meeting. We will collect the pattern fee and do one big order to save on the shipping cost since she is in Canada. $15 check made out to Village Quilters by June 13th.

August 13: Cindy Blackberg

Cindy will discuss her latest book and quilt collection. One of our own members, award-winning teacher and hand-piecing expert Cindy Blackberg presents an absolutely stunning collection of quilts for your stitching pleasure.  All but one project can be machine pieced, but most include helpful tips and templates for hand piecing too.  Truly inspiring quilting with 11 traditional patterns, ranging from a small table topper to a twin-size quilt.  So collect your favorite fabrics, settle in, and learn to sew your way back to a simpler time.

September 10: MJ Kinman

Guild Presentation: 

Gems & Joy

This slide lecture and trunk show chronicles MJ's 20-year adventure in learning to create the biggest diamonds in the world in cloth. In addition to showing the diamond quilts, she'll talk about how she selects gems that qualify as "divas and drama queens" and what they teach us about how to add sparkle to any art quilt. She'll also talk about the techniques to create and assemble the hundreds of pieces in each diamond, materials she uses to create the wash of color and light across a gem's surface, and the quilting techniques that enhance a gem's facets.

October 8: White Elephant Sale

All that stuff you have been wanting to get rid of now will now have a place to go. 

Table sign-ups will begin August.

If you have good stuff and don't want to do a table, we will have a drop off table table. We'll sell the stuff and the guild gets the $$$$.

Details will follow in months to come!!

November 12: Deb Heatherly

Guild Presentation:  Creative Grid Lecture/Trunk Show

December 10: Jingle Bell Luncheon

Guild Presentation: What's Coming Up for 2022??

  • Previously scheduled speakers from 2020 have been rescheduled to 2021and beyond.  
  • Watch this website and read your email for info on any future events.