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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!

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:

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).