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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, 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 27. This is our Annual Charity Sew-In, 9am-3pm. For more information please visit Programs. Membership information and a 2018 Renewal Form can be found on the Guild page. To be included in the 2018 Directory your renewal must be received by December 31, 2017.

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

Plans are underway for our 2018 Quilt Show. Our theme is "Our Quilts, Our Passion." It will be held on April 6th and 7th. To learn more please visit our Quilt Show page. To view our Quilt Show Flyer click here. Registration forms have been emailed to members and are due by May 1st.

The Blue Ridge Quilt Guild and Star Quilters Guild are hosting a National Quilting Day Celebration on March 10, 2018, in Blue Ridge, VA. For more information please visit our Special Events page.

Shannan Maggied sends along this link to a NYT interview with filmmaker Ken Burns about his quilt collection which is on display Jan 19 through May 13 at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. The link in the article to his exhibit is incorrect... this is the correct link

The list of books in our Library has been updated (11.18.17). There are four lists, one by author, one by title, one by topic, and a list of our CDs and DVDs. Please visit our Library page to view them. This way you can decide before the meeting which book you'd like to borrow.

!!!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 Ext. Office at 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 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.

River Queen Bee donated a quilt to the SML Good Neighbors which was raffled live on their Facebook page on March 3, 2017. The raffle proceeds will help them rebuild their headquarters, which burned to the ground last November. Please visit our Community Service page for photos and detailed information.

All new updated lists of all the books, patterns, CDs and DVDs in our library have been added to the Library page. You can search our library items by author, title, and topic. Books can be checked out before and after our General Meetings. Thank You Anne Ochs for all the work you have done. Our new librarian is Susan Dittler.

!!!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.

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

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

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