Our Members Are So Talented!

AQS 2020 ULTIMATE GUILD CHALLENGE

VILLAGE QUILTERS GUILD

FINALISTS

Out of 38 who signed up, sixteen entered their quilts in the contest. The judge was Tone Haugen-Cogburn
At our March Guild Meeting, attendees selected the Viewers'  Choice Award: Marilyn Hoenie for her quilt "Sunset Heron."

FIRST PLACE:

Quilt #10, “Orange Sugar Sunset” by Pam George

SECOND PLACE:

Quilt #6, “Sunset on Manasota Key” by Judy Egan

THIRD PLACE:

Quilt #7, “Abandon Sunset” by Claudia Nicholson

Completing the Top 8:

Quilt #11, “Sunset Summer” by Sandra Black

Quilt #13, “Sunset Over Atlanta” by Shirley Truog

Quilt #4, “BFF” by Debra Wardell

Quilt #2, “Sunset Heron” by Marilyn Hoenie

Quilt #14, “Labors End” by Wendy Payne


Alternates:

Quilt #3, “Antelope Cannon Sunset” by Louise Ragle

Quilt #15, “Sunset Star” by Anna Kelly

A Mountain Quilt Fest

March 4 - 7 2020


Several of our members displayed their quilts at A Mountain Quilt Fest in Pigeon Forge and we had some winners, too! Take a look at their beautiful work...

Punch Pals Fill 21 Toiletry Bags for Charity


The Punch Pals machine embroidery bee created and beautifully embroidered more than 30 toiletry bags and then filled them with necessities for local women's shelters. Items included shampoo, cream rinse, toothbrushes and paste, comb, lotion, and more. The group plans to continue making these bags as long as their supplies last. 


Often a victim of domestic violence is forced to leave her home with just the clothes on her back. The  Village Quilters can help this situation -- by sewing a simple toiletry bag, and/or collecting toiletries given to us by hotels as we travel.  Constructing a makeup bag requires only a zipper, a fat quarter, and less than an hour to make. Even a very simple drawstring bag with a few necessities would be appreciated by a woman who, on some given day, unexpectedly has close-to-nothing at her disposal.  


And if machine embroidery is in your "wheelhouse", consider joining this bee to find out about all the other fun things they're doing!


Thanks Village Quilters!

Pictured above are Punch Pals members Joan Kolpa, Barb Gothard, Sue DeMasellis, Edie Smith, and Nancy Kessler.
Eastern Region 4-H Quilt Camp
July 9 - 11, 2019
Greeneville, TN

Our guild was proud to be one of the sponsors of this fun and educational event. Click on the button below to take a look at the video as these young quilters go from start to finish in just 3 days. And they even had time for some crafting and water sports -- Remarkable!!

Pat Bilski Wins Double Honors at Pigeon Forge Quiltfest - March 2019

Pat Bilski received a First Place and a Second Place ribbon at Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge.  Both quilts were quilted by Judy Egan. These gals make such a winning combination!