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Programs 2023

Meetings for 2023 will be held at a variety of locations. Please check the About the Guild page for each month's meeting location.

January 23: Whimsical Faces Class By Cheryl Nylund. Smith Mountain Lake Library, Moneta, VA

January 24: General Meeting. River Queen Bee will be displaying

February 28: Charity Sew-In / Founders Day Celebration. Coordinator: Betty Huffman. Bedford Water Authority, Moneta, VA

March 18: SPECIAL CORE EVENT Beginning Quilt Class at Moneta Library. For more information, visit

March 28: Scrappy Blocks (Crazy Quilt Blocks). This workshop is free and is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please bring your machine, cutting board, rotary cutter, scissors and scraps of fabric. The scraps can be fabric other than cotton. In fact, Judy encourages us to use some different fabrics Coordinator: Judy Edgeworth presenting. Hales Ford Baptist Church, Hardy, VA

March 28: Business Meeting will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hales Ford Baptist Church, Hardy, VA

April 25: Accuquilt™ Techniques with Donna Wilson of SewBiz in Christiansburg. Accuquilt™ is a method of cutting fabric using a machine and dies. You can cut multiple (up to 6 layers) of fabric at once. It offers a way to cut many and varied shapes accurately with less fabric scrap. Hales Ford Baptist Church, Hardy, VA Shady Ladies will display in April.

April 29-30: SPECIAL EVENT Our "Commuter Retreat - Spring Sew In" will be held at the Saunders Fire Hall on Smith Mountain Lake Parkway in Huddleston. We have the Hall from 9-4 both days, and the cost for this 2-day event is only $5.00! Please make sure to sign up and pay so that we will know how many work stations to set up! Lunch is on your own, either bring it or take advantage of the local food locations: White House store (sandwiches, chicken, fast food, convenience snacks) or Alessandro’s Italian Restaurant ( Italian, pizza, sit down or take out).

May 22: Metro Twist Workshop with Joy Sims - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Cost: $30 for class and $32.00 for ruler and pattern if needed (We are receiving a 20% discount for ruler and pattern package if 12 or more kits are bought) (The ruler and the pattern are essential to the class.) Class numbers may be limited, so be sure to sign up early Note to Attendees: You will need to bring your machines, material and thread, scissors, etc. The guild will have the ironing boards, irons and cutting mats available for use and tables for your machines. Hales Ford Baptist Church, Hardy, VA

May 23: Guest Speaker Joy Sims and General Meeting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Southside Bee will be displaying. Meeting is at Hales Ford Baptist Church, Hardy, VA

June 20: Embroidery workshop with Judy Edgeworth. We'll be using those scrappy squares made in March. Learn machine embroidery features, see a demonstration of a computerized embroidery machine, and learn how to hand embroider. Worker Bee will be displaying at this meeting.

July 18: Full day of working on those UFOs! This will be a day to bring your machine and a project of your choice for open sewing/fellowship day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Saunders Fire Hall, Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston, VA

July 20: SPECIAL CORE EVENT "Stitch It, Don't Ditch It" at Moneta Library 5 pm to 7 pm. For additional information, please visit

August 15: Round Robin - various sessions. River Queen Bee will be displaying at this meeting.

SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER Special quilt exhibit at Moneta/SML Library - fun, free event during library business hours

September 18/19: Cathedral Window Table Runner. Coordinator: Joy Shannahan. Stitch & Chat Bee will be displaying at this meeting,

October 16 & 17: Painted Landscaping Wall Hanging. Taught by Sharon Cullen. October 16 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and October 17 10 a.m. to noon at Saunders Fire Department, 12253 Smith Mountain Parkway Huddleston, VA 24101. Monthly meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on October 17 Kept In Stitches Bee will be displaying at this meeting.

October 26-29: Annual Retreat

November 4: SPECIAL CORE EVENT Holiday Fabric Make & Take. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. >

November 14: Annual Meeting / Quilts of Valor Sew in. Coordinator: Veronica Church.

December 12: Holiday Party & Challenge

Highlights of Past Programs ... photos of each month's program are available on the Show and Tell page. Links to photos and/or slideshows are posted under each month's meeting. All the meetings back to January 2006 can be found on or accessed from the Show and Tell page.

Workshop Guidelines for 2023

LQG Workshops are educational and fun opportunities for small groups of quilters (generally between 15-25) to obtain valued instruction from guest Presenters and learn new patterns, techniques, shortcuts and design elements, as well as develop deeper threads of friendship with other Guild members. For your information, please refer to the following Workshop Guidelines:

1. Three or more months prior to the Workshop, signups will begin at the regular monthly meeting.
2. Two months prior to the Workshop, if it is not filled, signups will be offered to other guilds and the general public at an additional fee.
3. One month prior to the Workshop, if not filled, it will be cancelled and payments returned.
4. Only people who have signed up AND paid can attend the Workshop. You are not considered signed up until your payment is received.
5. When the Workshop is filled, a "Waiting List" sign-up sheet will be made available. If someone drops out, the next person on the Waiting List will be called. (If you need to cancel, please DO NOT find a replacement unless there is no one waiting.)
6. Once you have signed up for a Workshop and you find you are unable to attend, you WILL NOT receive a refund unless your spot is filled.

Please contact the Progam Chair as soon as you know you cannot attend a Workshop you have signed up and paid for. If applicable, they will contact the next person on the waiting list. If there is no one on the waiting list, you may find your own replacement and give the Program VP your replacement's name and contact information.

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