Serving Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

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Lake Quilters Guild at Smith Mountain Lake, Inc. was established in January of 1990 to serve the communities surrounding Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing good fellowship and the interchange of ideas to those interested in the art and craft of quilting. It is also our goal to interact with the community and to create an understanding of all aspects of quilting through education, sharing, enjoying and appreciation each other's work. As a special service to the community, we make items for donation to charitable organizations.

The Guild meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except in the months of June and December. Meetings are held at Trinity Ecumenical Parish located on Rte. 122. Visitors are welcome. For more details (meetings, membership, officers) see About the Guild

What's New

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Our next meeting is February 23. This is our Annual Charity Sew-In. For more information please visit Programs. Membership information and a 2016 Renewal Form can be found on the Guild page.

Our January 25 Workshop and our January 26 meeting were canceled due to the Blizzard of the Century. The Workshop will be rescheduled.

A slideshow of the December Luncheon has been added to the Show & Tell page. Also slideshow of the Challenge 2015 entries and winners has been added to the Challenge page.

Cindy Clark donated a "lake quilt" to the Chamber of Commerce in honor the SML's 50th Anniversary. Read more on the Community Service page. She is also teaching this quilt for our 2015 Block of the Month project. On October 28, 2015, the Laker Weekly ran an article about the quilt Cindy donated to the Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is selling raffle tickets for the quilt for $5 each at the Visitors Center at Bridgewater Plaza. The drawing will be March 7, 2016. If you missed the article in the Laker Weekly you can still read it online. Click here to view the article online... Or here is a pdf of the article.

Recently added to the Community Service Page: The Shady Ladies Bee has made and donated a quilt to SML Good Neighbors, Inc. for their summer interns (Photo added). Good Neighbors were in need of 9 quilts for the home that they bought for their summer interns. Good Neighbors now have enough quilts thanks to our bee members. Read more on the Community Service page. Also added to the Community Service page is a photo of Susan Palmer presenting a "Home Tour" Wall Hanging to Denise Tuttle, Executive Chair of SML Charity Home Tour. Close-up of quilt included.

Visit the Quilt Trails of Western North Carolina. Six contiguous counties host quilt blocks. Nine driving trails take you to view vividly painted quilt squares installed on barns and buildings of participating communities.

Speaking of quilt trails and painted quilt squares, Eloise Vass has hung a painted quilt square on her dock. Click Here for a photo of Eloise's Dock Block. Maybe we could start a Boating Quilt Trail here at SML. In 2011 Eloise was instrumental in creating and hanging a Drunkard's Path Block on the outside wall of the Artisan Center in Rocky Mount, VA. You can read more about this event on the Community Service page under "2011 Community Service Projects."

Virginia Quilt Museum: Volunteers are always needed at the museum. Virginia Quilt Museum.

To learn about quilt shows, events, and exhibits in our area please visit our Special Events page.

This is a great newsletter (it's free) for area quilting events: SWVA Quilt News. It is a collaboration of the Blue Ridge Quilt Festival and the Old Church Gallery Quilt Guild. Please visit to learn more, read archived newsletters, and/or subscribe. You can also visit

Marie Schoepke sent in the following ... Don't miss watching this YouTube video. What an awesome, inspiring and beautiful person Diane Rose is.... we can all learn a great lesson from her.... and not only about quilting either!

Also from Marie (March 2012) .... What to do on a snowy day? Make quilts in the snow... If you are on Facebook checkout

Learn about rug hooking at Smith Mountain Lake. Make a hooked rug to go with your quilt!

For weather cancellation notice of guild meetings visit and click on "Weather" / "Closings and Delays"

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