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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 nonprofit 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 with the following exceptions: Our February Charity Sew-in begins early in the day, we do not meet in June, and our November and December meetings are held earlier in the month due to the holidays. Meetings are held at Trinity Ecumenical Parish located on Rte. 122. Visitors are welcome. For more guild details (meetings, membership, officers) see About the Guild. For more about our monthly programs, please visit our Programs page.

The Guild is now an Affiliate member of the Smith Mountain Arts Council.

What's New

For weather cancellation notice of guild meetings visit

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



Our next meeting is????? Veronica Church suggested members could make blocks at home for Quilts of Valor. These can be mailed directly to Quilts of Valor or you can mail your completed blocks to Veronica. The QOV deadline is Dec. 1st. Visit the Programs page for more information. Want to join or renew your membership? Membership information, Applications and Renewal Forms can be found on the Guild page.

*Oct. 29-Nov. 1. LQG Members Retreat at the 4-H Center. Members only - 30 max. This event is still on! Cost is $255 per person (includes lodging- double occupancy, 8 meals, sewing room). To sign up or learn more contact Veronica Church. Note: As of 9/24/20 17 members have signed up. If anyone still wants to attend they can, 4-H has upgraded everyone to a single room for the same price of $255. That price includes 8 meals. No other events are scheduled while we are there so we will not be around others except 4-H employees and contact will be minimal. Anyone who still wants to attend can mail a check to Veronica, ASAP, made out to LQG. Also please email Veronica so she can update 4-H and be on lookout for your check.

The Virginia Register for September & October is now available online (it's free) at This is the newspaper we used to pick up at our monthly meetings.

The Smith Mountain Arts Council has a YouTube channel called SMAC-Tube where the community can share their artistic talents. Check it out at Those who wish to contribute a video (3-5 minutes) can email Karen DeBord ( with a brief description of their video and receive info on how to submit it.

Face Masks:

A message from our Guild President, Sue Whitney, about making face masks for local hospitals: "I have been contacted by Centra Health about making face masks, and they are accepting those made from the following YouTube sites: and Bedford Memorial Hospital is our local drop off point and has set up a collection box at the main door so people do not have to drive to any of the other Centra locations. As a former employee at BMH, I would be happy to receive your masks and will get them there expeditiously. I will leave a box at my front door for your donations. I would strongly encourage our members to participate in any and all outpourings of donations to any and all of our local medical personnel. Stay safe and 'Thanks' in advance. Sue."

Before you make a face mask for yourself and/or your family be sure to check out this informational page from The Fabric Patch:

Additional Resources for Facemasks
JoAnn Stores:
Missouri Star Quilting:
-With Elastic:
-With Ties:

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

A slideshow of the 2019 Challenge Entries and photos of the winners can be seen on the 2019 Challenge page.

Lists of all the Books, CDs and DVDs in our Library are available on our Library page for your perusal. There are four lists, one by author, one by title, one by topic, and a list of our CDs and DVDs. Please visit the Library page to see if there is a book you'd like to borrow.

Be sure to check out our Special Events page to learn about events in our area.

Eloise Vass has provided us with an application form for the Franklin County Barn Quilt Trail. If you have made a block and are displaying it on land or water you can be included in the Quilt Trail by submitting an application-- Click here for a pdf of the application. The first publishing date for the brochure will be May 5th, 2017. If you need further info call the Franklin County Ext. Office at (540) 483-5161 or contact Eloise Vass. Her phone number and email address are in your directory. See below for further information on Eloise's past involvement with the Franklin County Quilt Trail.

Learn all about the Barn Quilt Trail of Franklin County. History, maps, and contacts are provided. There is also a Facebook page at

Learn about the Barn Quilt Trail of Craig County, VA: The money raised by the sale of the Barn Quilts helps support the Craig County Public Library.

August 2017: Eloise Vass continues to work on a Quilt Trail on the water at SML. If any of you currently have a block on your dock or if you want to place a block on your dock, please contact Eloise. Click Here for a photo of Eloise's Dock Block (2013) and more about her work with the Quilt Trail in 2011.

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.

Also visit the Barn Quilt Trail of Craig County, VA: The money raised by the sale of the Barn Quilts helps support the Craig County Public Library.

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.

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

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

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