Supply Lists


Workshops are usually on the 3rd and/or 4th Thursday of each month.

The Chota Quilt Room opens at 8 am so 

you can be ready for class to begin promptly at 9:30.

145 Awohili Drive

 Loudon, TN 37774

  • A charge of $10 will be collected for each workshop.  
  • The deadline for a refund is the day of the guild meeting prior to the workshop. 
  • Full Membership is required for participation.

Please do not wear perfume or cologne when attending workshops, as a courtesy to those with allergies or sensitivities. Thank You!

Workshop questions?  Contact Pam George.

2019 Workshops

April 18
9:30 - 4:30
Machine Quilting with Rulers
with Anita Chaisty

This is a beginner class to learn about using rulers to quilt on your home machine.  Quilting with rulers allows you to make straight lines without a walking foot, less turning of your quilt, and gives you another set of options for your quilting.  We will work on a sample piece and you can bring blocks or scraps that you would like to practice on.  If you already own some quilting rulers, please bring them to play with.  This is a technique class not a project class so be prepared to explore a new experience.

A straight quilting ruler is required for class.  The cost of the ruler, Creative Grids 'Slim', for class is $19.  If you wish, you can bring a straight ruler with you.  I recommend smaller rulers because they are easier to handle.  You will also need a ruler foot for your machinethis will not be available for purchase in class.  There are resources listed in your supply list.  I will bring my own rulers so that you can sample different types of rulers.  So come and have fun learning about quilting rulers.

April 25
9:30 - 4:30
Mystery Quilt
with Pat Bilski

Feeling adventurous? Need a project? Willing to take a chance? If this sounds like you, be sure to sign up for this one! OR if it doesn't sound like you and you want to add some spice to your life, join Pat for a fun day that promises to result in...well, you'll just have to wait and see!!
Note: $9 pattern fee also required for this workshop.

May 16
9:30 - 4:30
Jelly Roll Rug
with Diana Bishop

Diana will be teaching the popular jelly roll rug in your choice of rectangular, oval, or circle. This is an intermediate workshop; it is important to read the supply list and homework before signing up.

May 23
9:30 - Noon
From Trash to Treasures - Doing Something with What you Have
with Julie Best

No Machine for this workshop

The typical quilter says - I want to make this quilt. They go out and purchase fabrics for that quilt, and it is beautiful.

The scrappy quilter says - This is what I have to work with. Now, what can I do with it? And, they begin the design process. And, this quilt, too, is beautiful, but the process is different.

Join Julie's fun and informative workshop to learn about:
  • A little background on "scrappy quilts"
  • Books that help us learn about designing or enhancing blocks
  • Tools that are helpful
  • How to use parts of patterns to create a quilt

June 20
9:30 - 4:30
Drunkard's Path Appliqué
with Anna Baird

In this  class you'll  make a 14" x 22" appliqué drunkard's path, using the Round Up Tool from Creative Grids.

June 27

9:30 - 4:30

Folded Star Table Runner

with Kay Low

In this class you will make beautiful table runner.  Anyone can do this from a beginner to the experienced quilter.  It is a good way to use leftover fabric or showcase fabric that you purchased and have never used.

Special Workshops by Members

Quilting 101 with Arliss Barber

A thorough introduction to quilting, or a wonderful review.

For 2019, there will be an April-May-June session and another set in July-August. Check the Village Quilters calendar for exact dates. 

Contact Arliss Barber at for upcoming 2019 classes.

Private Quilting Lessons with Anna Kelly

PRIVATE QUILTING LESSONS IN YOUR HOME OR MINE WITH ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION:  We will develop a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals, work at your pace, and move on only when you are ready for the next step.  I can provide a basic project to get you started or we can work on a project of your choosing.  I have been quilting for over 30 years and have taught in many venues in and around Knoxville.  Call me if you have questions or to arrange a time that fits your schedule.  Anna Kelly, 865-458-1813 or
Quilting, Needle Tatting, & Crocheting Classes
with Monica Schmidt
A series of "Basic Skills in Quilting" classes are offered, usually as 3-hour sessions, with each class focusing on a specific skill for beginner to intermediate quilters.

Classes are also available on Needle Tatting (beginner, with emphasis on jewelry) and Crocheting (beginner to intermediate).

Additional class titles, descriptions, and photos of class projects are available at:
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Classes are taught for small groups or as private lessons. Usually classes are taught in Knoxville or Oak Ridge, but other locations can be set up.

Contact:  Monica Schmidt, 865-406-3971 (cell),