Our Members Are So Talented!

A Winning Quilt for Connie Williams

Take a good look at Connie Williams’ quilt, "Winging It".

    * It was selected to be included in the 2022 Quilt Art Engagement Calendar.
    * The Quilt won first place in the 2018 Mountain Quiltfest Show in Pigeon Forge.  

    * AND this quilt was just accepted to be shown at the virtual show in Houston this year!!! 

The quilt was machine pieced, measures 72 x 84 and was quilted by Judy Egan.  The quilt was made using the pattern Hummingbird by Darlene Zimmerman and features 1930’s reproduction fabrics.




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."


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


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


Quilt #7, “Abandon Sunset” by Claudia Nicholson

Completing the Top 8:

Quilt #11, “It's Sunset Somewhere” 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


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.