Our Members Are So Talented!

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!

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!

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


Special Congratulations to Claudia Nicholson for being accepted as a semi-finalist for the September 2018 Paducah AQS.  

Member displays quilt at Houston Quilt Show

Lori Rorstad’s quilt titled "Flora Lia" will be displayed in the Full Bloom Exhibition at the Houston Quilt Show.

Member displays quilt at Houston Quilt Show

Joy Hancock's quilt titled "Mr Ayer's Pumpkin Patch" was juried into the Houston Quilt Show.  

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 

Korean War. 

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!