Supply Lists

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 Cathie Peterson or Shirley Kervin, 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!
General Meeting
Friday, February 8
with Glenda Gillard
Mom & Megg Quilt Shop

“Town History and
Fun Shopping Trip to Dandridge”

In October 2015, Mom & Megg Quilt Shop opened in historic Dandridge, Tennessee, with Douglas Lake and the Smoky Mountains almost in their backyard. Glenda Gillard is the “Mom,” Megg is her daughter, and they both love all things to do with quilting and meeting wonderful like-minded people. Glenda and Megg come from a long line of hand quilters, having many memories of sitting under their grandmothers’ quilting frames at their quilting bees.  In addition to bringing lots of goodies from her shop for us to purchase at the February meeting, Glenda will also tell us all about historic Dandridge and how to have a fun day trip with a visit to lots of quaint shops and cafes in the area.

Friday, February 8

Half Day Class

with Glenda Gillard

Bloomin’ Cogwheels, $40


Make your quilts bloom with fascinating plates and fans forming blooming cogwheels using Bloc Loc’s ruler set. Design your own or use one of the pre-designed plates in the book for uniquely spectacular quilts. The grooved rulers enable you to cut accurate wedges from strip sets with no waste, then build circular cogwheel units with perfectly interlocked seams. Book and rulers included in class fee. Supply list to be posted on website soon.

Questions about this class? Contact Cathie Peterson.

General Meeting

Friday, March 8

with Dee Dadik

and Molly Butler

"The Price is Right? What is Your Quilt Worth?"

This is a fun, interactive audience participation lecture which gives those attending a look at the comparative value of quilts from antique to newly constructed.

Dee Dadik has been a quilt maker, pattern designer, quilt restorer, quilt historian and quilt collector for over 36 years. After retiring 18 years ago, she added quilt appraising, judging and lecturing to her quilt interests. She started “I Have a  Quilt...” as a business venture with business partner Molly Butler. She has appraised quilts in the Midwest and lectured for quilt guilds, businesses and historical societies. She appraises antique, new and art quilts for insurance replacement, market and donation value.

Molly Butler started quilting 18 years ago and soon an interest in appraising and the study of quilts and quilt history developed.She has participated in classes for history, woman’s studies, textile dating, ethics and methods of appraising.
Thursday, March 7, 9:30 - 4:30
Friday, March 8, 1:30 - 4:30

Dee and Molly will do appraisals for any quilts -- new and old and antique. These will be done on Thursday, March 7, from 9:30 - 4:30 and Friday after the general meeting from 1:30 to 4:30.
The cost of all appraisals will be $40. Appraisals can be written or verbal.
Please sign up and pay at the program table at the January or February meeting.
General Meeting
Friday, April 12
with Victoria Findlay Wolfe

"Creativity and Play"

Victoria's presentation includes an exciting PowerPoint presentation on 15 Minutes of Play with loads of quilts!  She gives an inspiring talk about her process, and how to push your creativity.  She will share enough to get you all creatively inspired, then send you home on the creative buzz!   Her talk covers: Play, process, Double wedding rings, and all new work -- the lecture evolves constantly.
Thursday Class
April 11
Double Wedding Ring Pillow

DWR Template fee: $35
**Optional fabric kit fee.  Must take this info at sign up, ask for Blue or Red Kit $25
(includes fabrics and trim for top, 2-piece pillow back, and binding)

This class focuses on taking the fear out of making a Double wedding ring quilt!  Let Victoria's obsession with DWR's become yours!  Learn the tricks for success in her class, find out that they really are not difficult to make.  Learn your curves, build patience and confidence, and how to pin for results!  
Everything you need to know can be made by making one ring of a DWR!

Questions about this class? Contact Cathie Peterson.
Friday PM Class
April 12
15 Minutes of Play

KIT FEE: $20 for fabric and acrylic template
Improvisationally explore new ways to use your SCRAPS, 15 minutes at a time! Learn techniques in playing in your scraps to make your own Sawtooth star block. Sharpen your design and piecing skills, learn about combining colors and prints in new ways, then watch your own unique block design emerge. Discover just how distinctive classic quilt blocks can be, when they are constructed with more spunk and spontaneity! Build confidence in color, quilting techniques, and design all through PLAY!        
                      Questions about this class? Contact Cathie Peterson.
General Meeting
Friday, May 10
with Colleen Wise

"Casting Shadows - Creating Depth in Quilts"

Colleen's quilts are distinctive for their illusion of depth. She loves to play with three dimensional objects such as leaves or planets and they appear to float above a two-dimensional surface. She has a virtual toolbox full of tools to create that depth, and she'll bring a big trunk full of quilts or slides to illustrate the results.

Thursday Class
May 9
Wild Sky

Planets and satellites seem to dance and swirl against a daytime sky. Appliqué these circles by hand or machine, or fuse them if you prefer. Just be sure to add the secret touch that makes them look three-dimensional. Colleen will share her secrets for easy and perfect circles…and for that magical 3-D excitement. Blocks are set with her perspective setting to enhance the depth and dimension of this quilt.

Questions about this class? Contact Shirley Kervin.

Friday PM Class
May 10
Foils and Oils

Questions about this class? Contact Shirley Kervin.

General Meeting
Friday, June 14
Spring Luncheon