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

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



Our next meeting is March 24, 2015. The workshop is on Monday March 23rd. For more information please visit Programs. Membership information and a 2015 Renewal Form can be found on the Guild page. To be included in the directory renewal forms and payment were due on January 1st.

A slideshow of the February Annual Sew-in has been added to the Show & Tell page. Photos Courtesy of Sandra Ferguson.

Cindy Clark has donated a "lake quilt" to the Chamber of Commerce in honor the SML's 50th Anniversary. Read more on the Community Service page.

Visit the 2014 Challenge page to see the top three winners and a slideshow of all the entries. The Challenge entries were viewed and voted on at the December Luncheon.

Photos have been added to 2014 Block of the Month.

October Quilt Display at the Moneta Library: Lake Quilters Guild members' quilts were on display for the month of October at the MOarts Gallery at the Moneta/SML Library. For more info and photos see Community Service

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.

Fall 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."

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

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 and click on "Weather" / "Closings and Delays"

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