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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 501(c)3 public nonprofit organized for charitable purposes. We are committed to providing charitable quilt-related contributions to those in need throughout the community, and we are 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 charitable contributions, 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 third Tuesday of each month with the following exceptions: Our February Charity Sew-in begins early in the day, and our November and December meetings are held earlier in the month due to the holidays. Meetings in 2024 will generally be held at the Bedford Water Authority located at 1500 Radford Church Road in Moneta, VA 24121; however, please check back for changes. Visitors are always welcome. For more guild details (meetings, membership, officers) see About the Guild. For more about our monthly programs, please visit our Programs page.

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

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What's New

If either Bedford County or Franklin County Schools are closed due to weather issues, the Guild will NOT meet.



June 13: CORE (COMMUNITY OUTREACH EXPLORATIONS) - Learn how to make Crayon Batik fabric blocks; 5 pm to 7 pm; Smith Mountain Lake/Moneta Library, Moneta, VA

June 18: This meeting will be focused on presenting awards from the Quilt Show. Meeting will be at the Bedford Water Authority in Moneta, VA located at 1500 Radford Church Road, Moneta, VA 24121

Interested in attending the upcoming GUILD RETREAT in October? Its easy - just download and complete the form and return to Veronica! 2024 Retreat Form(PDF).

Want to join or renew your membership? Membership information, Applications and Renewal Forms can be found on the Guild page.

The Virginia Register 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.

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

Virginia Quilt Museum: Volunteers are always needed at the museum

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."

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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