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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


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For weather cancellation notice of guild meetings visit http://www.wsls.com and click on "Weather" / "Closings and Delays"

 

 


Our next meeting is October 28. For more information on meetings and programs please visit About the Guild and Programs. Membership information and a 2014 Renewal Form can be found on the Guild page.

October Quilt Display at the Moneta Library: Lake Quilters Guild members' quilts will be on display for the month of October at the MOarts Gallery at the Moneta/SML Library. If you didn't bring your display quilt to the September meeting you can bring it to the library on October 1st and help hang quilts.

A slideshow of the September Meeting has been added to the Show & Tell page.

Our current charity needs are quilts, pillowcases and Pillow Pals. Patterns for pillowcases and Pillow Pals can be found on our website's Community Service page. For more details on current needs check the August Charity Report.

Click here to read the latest newsletter from the Virginia Quilt Museum (7/14/14).

Janie Lawless has submitted photos and information on the VCQ Celebration at the SML 4H Center. The celebration was held April 24-27, 2014. Several of our members attended. Take a look!

***Our 2014 Quilt Show was held at Trinity Ecumenical Church on April 4th & 5th. . Please visit Quilt Show 2014 to view a slideshow of the Quilt Show and learn who won the Raffle Quilts. A list of the Viewer's Choice winners has been added and a link to Joyce Noell's photos of all the quilts entered in the show. Information has been added to the slideshow photos identifying the winners of the Viewer's Choice Awards.

Did you know our library houses over 600 items? Our Library List has been updated for the new year. You can search for your favorite author, title, or just browse the topics. We also have CDs and DVDs.

We have completed the 2013 Rainbow Challenge. The Challenge quilts were viewed and voted on at the December Luncheon. If you would like to see a slideshow of the entries and photos of the top 5 quilts and their makers, please visit the 2013 Challenge page.

Spring is a great time to 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."

In October 2013, the Kept in Stitches Bee presented Alma Carter with a friendship quilt in honor of her service to the bee. View Friendship Quilt. Also the Bee is making and delivering Quilts of Valor to the Salem Veterans Hospital. One of their valor quilts is pictured on the Community Service page. Note: The Bee has now delivered the Quilts of Valor and two more photos have been added.

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 http://kutauber.wix.com/swvaquiltnews to learn more, read archived newsletters, and/or subscribe. You can also visit http://www.brqfestival.com/swva_quilt_news_62.html

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.

Marie Schoepke sends along 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! http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=7lfaSmDxVZQ.

Also from Marie (March 2012) .... What to do on a snowy day? Make quilts in the snow... http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2012/03/quilt-patterns-in-snow.html. If you are on Facebook checkout http://www.facebook.com/snowart8848.

Ever wanted to make a hooked rug to go with your quilt? Learn about rug hooking at Smith Mountain Lake.

For weather cancellation notice of guild meetings visit http://www.wsls.com and click on "Weather" / "Closings and Delays"


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