Punch Pals Fill 21 Toiletry Bags for Charity
The Punch Pals machine embroidery bee created and beautifully embroidered 21 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. If YOU have small size toiletries to donate, Sue DeMasellis will be collecting donations at the Material Girls table at our guild meetings. Please help!
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. Any and all efforts are appreciated!
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!
AQS Challenge Winners for 2018
AQS has announced that the jury has accepted our guild members’ entries for further consideration in the 2018 AQS QuiltWeek® Contest in Grand Rapids, Michigan August 22 – 25, 2018.
These Village Quilters Guild members are to be congratulated on their accomplishment. They made it into the Grand Rapid Show and competed in the AQS Challenge.
1.Sandra Black - also Viewer’s Choice Award 2.Anna Kelly 3.Pam George 4.Claudia Nicholson 5.Sharon Blanton 6.Joyce Petitjean 7.Susan Prince 8.Penny Quick 1st Alternate: Lisa Jackson
Leslie Ann Phillips
Quilts of Valor Presentations
Two Quilts of Valor, made by our Guild members, were awarded to two Veterans from the
Kahite Community of Tellico Village at the 2018 4th of July breakfast after the parade.
Rarity Bay's 4th of July Celebration honored two Quilts of Valor recipients who served in the
We give thanks for all who served our country.
Guild Member Sets Goal to Help Others
Mamie Ringenbach, a member
of our guild, just made her 800th walker bag!
She makes these bags for assisted living and memory care facilities in East Tennessee.
Her goal is to make 1,000 of these bags.
President's Quilt goes to Paducah
Helen Willis, past president of the Village Quilters, would like to thank everyone to helped her make this beautiful quilt titled "Moms & Babes". It was recently shown at Paducah.
UT Cancer Institute Quilt Delivery
Leslie Ann Phillips delivered 10 Community Service Quilts to the University of Tennessee Cancer Institute. She is seen here presenting them to Heather (coordinator).
Carson Springs Retreat Center Receives Quilt
The Newbies Bee made a quilt for the Carson Springs Retreat Center. It was a group effort, including Tom Kenney's lettering!