Special Events

 Photo Highlights of Past Events

April 24-27, 2014. VCQ Celebration at the SML 4H Center. Janie Lawless submitted photos and information of the event, which several of our members attended. Take a look!

*April 13 & 14, 2012. Lake Quilters Guild Quilt Show "Quilting-- the Thread of Life" was held at Trinity Ecumenical Parish. To view a slideshow of the event click here.

Oct. 7, 2011. Stitched, the film premiered in DC on Friday, Oct. 7 at Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. The 72-minute documentary follows quilters Caryl Bryer Fallert, Hollis Chatelain and Randall Cook for a year as they prepare their entries for the Houston quilt show. The film has fantastic music by quilters Ricky Tims and Cathy Miller, the singing quilter. And it discusses the divide between traditional and art quilters. If you didn't make the presentation of this film, it is available on their facebook page www.facebook.com/stitchedfilm.

October 1-2, 2011. Old Church Gallery Quilters' Guild Quilt Show 2011, Floyd Elementary School, Floyd, VA. Offered in conjunction with the Floyd County Woman's Club Craft Fair. You can view the winners on their website. It's definitely worth taking a look! http://www.floydquiltguild.com/main_page.html.

January 2009. Material Girls Annual Retreat, Fredericksburg, VA. View photo.

*April 2009. LQG Beginning Basics of Quilting Workshop. Paula Ulrich, Ellen Servidea and Carol MacMullan, attended the third guild sponsored Beginning Basics of Quilting (BBQ) workshop and the second one held at the home of Kate Holdgreve. Paula, Ellen and Carol are all new guild members and new quilters. They spent the week concentrating on fabric selection, accurate measuring, cutting and piecing. By the end of the week they had pieced 7-9 traditional blocks, put them into either a wall hanging or table runner. Finally, they quilted their projects. A Good time was had by all. Submitted by Kate Holdgreve, Workshop Leader. View Slide Show. Close the slide show window to return to this page.

The Material Girls Bee went on their annual retreat in January 2009. Here is a slide show of their retreat... sew inspiring! (Photos courtesy of Jean Hensley)

*Nov. 7-9, 2008. Lake Quilters Guild Retreat. View a slide show of the retreat. Photos were taken by Sandee Burt. The retreat was held at Howard Johnson Inn, Lexington, VA. The guest instructor was Mary Lou Carlson. Visit her website at http://www.islandquiltworks.com

October 25, 2008. Mountain Comforts Quilt Show XX ~ 35th Annual Blue Ridge Folklife Festival. Ferrum, VA. Lake Quilters Guild members have been supportive of this event both by entering their quilts and by volunteering their time. This was the 20th Mountain Comforts show and the last year that Lucy Ricardo will act as coordinator of the show. We are all grateful to Lucy for all the time and effort she has put into the show over the past 20 years. *View a slide show of the Lake Quilters Guild entries. Normally I only photograph the winning LQG entries, but for some reason this year I took photos of all the LQG entries, plus a couple of extras. Several other area guilds participate in this show and I certainly do not mean to slight them, but I can only process just so many photos. (BB)

October 4-5, 2008. Floyd Quilt Show presented by Old Church Gallery Quilters Guild, Floyd Elementary School Cafeteria, Floyd, VA. Visit their quilt show page.

June 20-22, 2008. Blue Ridge Quilt Festival, Blacksburg, VA. Visit their website at www.BRQFestival.com.

*April 4-5, 2008. LQG Quilt Show "The Art of Quilting." For more about the event and a slide show visit the Quilt Show page.

*November 9-11, 2007. "Scraps Happen" - LQG 5th Annual Retreat was held in Lexington, VA. The Saturday workshop featured Augusta Cole for an all day session of working with scraps. View slide show of retreat. Photos courtesy of Jean Hensley and Sandra Burt.

October 27, 2007. Mountain Comforts Quilt Show XIX at the Ferrum College/Blue Ridge Institute Folklife Festival http://www.blueridgeinstitute.org./festivals.htm. Lake Quilter's Guild members took many ribbons. View a slide show of their winning entries. If I missed anyone I apologize. In the Young Quilters' Division Julia Assaid, granddaughter of Ruth Ann Assaid, won First Place. I did not get a photo of her quilt. (BB)

October 6-7, 2007. Floyd County Womans Club Arts and Crafts Fair and the Old Church Gallery Quilters Guild presents Quilt Show 2007. Floyd Elementary School Cafeteria, Floyd, VA. Saturday 9-5, Sunday 12-5. Featured Quilter: Elaine Meyers. Visit their quilt show page

July 27, 2007. Jamestown Commemorative Quilt Contest sponsored by Old Trinity Schoolhouse Quilt Shop.The winners and show highlights can be currently viewed on the Trinity Schoolhouse website at http://www.trinityquilts.com/content.php?content_id=55 Our own Jean Hensley won the General Commemorative Quilt category for her quilt "Charming Jamestown." See her page on this site.

June 15-17, 2007. Blue Ridge Quilt Festival Blacksburg, VA. You can see photos of previous festivals and winning quilts at their website.

April 2007. View a slide show of the 2006 Challenge Quilts exhibited at the Franklin County Library. The slide show was originally created in Power Point by Marilyn Amerson of Franklin County Library and distributed on CD to the Challenge 2006 participants. Each frame includes the song title and the name of the person who made the quilt. Your webmaster has converted it to a PDF file. The easiest way to view each quilt is to click the down arrow on the right scroll bar. Click the arrow once to proceed to the next quilt. There are 32 frames.

March 24, 2007 was National Quilting Day. LQG held an event to honor the occasion. Guilds within a 100 mile radius were invited. It was held from am to 3pm at Resurrection Church (Moneta). There were venders and Augusta Cole was the guest speaker. Sandy Horan and Alba Papa created a raffle quilt made from irregular blocks- View Raffle Quilt. View a slide show of the event. After viewing the slide show, close the window to come back to this page.

March 2007. View Slide Show of Wearable Art items exhibited at the Franklin County Library for the month of March. Photos courtesy of Marilyn Amerson of Franklin County Library. Wearable Art courtesy of LQG members.

February 22-25, 2007 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XVIII, Hampton, Virginia. Thirty quilts from the LQG Challenge 2006 were on special exhibition. The Challenge was entitled "There's a Song on My Quilt." Each quilt represented a different song title. View Slide Show of LQG Exhibit. Slide show will open in a new window and pictures will automatically progress at 5 second intervals. You may progress at your own pace or select pause at anytime.

October 18, 28, 2006. The18th Mountain Comforts Show and 33rd Blue Ridge Folk life Festival. Hopefully 2006 Mountain winners will be posted. 2005 Winners are listed. Lake Quilters who received ribbons are Pat Mohler, Antique Quilt Runner-Up; Mary Johnson, Hand Quilting for her whole cloth quilt "Bed of Roses;" Tina Dietz, Judges Special Recognition for playfulness and using up her stash for "Lois' Fish Quilt;" Rose Marie Jones, 1st Place Pieced, "Impressions of Provence;" Marie Schoepke, 2nd Place Applique for "Prairie Flowers;" Elaine Klos, 3rd Place Applique for "Country Sophisticate with Burgundy;" Kinza Pickelsimer, 1st Place Combination for "Home is Where the Heart Is;" Lucy Ricardo, 1st Place Miniature for "Golden Challenge, Yo-yo Hexagon;" Marcia Wright, 2nd Place Miniature for "Springfield Court;" Joyce Moorman, 1st Place Duet for "Fanfare;" Jean Hensley, Honorable Mention for "Postcards from the Blue Ridge;" Samantha Nussbaum, granddaughter of Marcia Wright, Young Quilter's, Older Division, 3rd Place for "Friendship Star;" and Julia Assaid, granddaughter of Ruth Ann Assaid, Younger Division, 1st Place for "My Diamond Patch."

October 7-8, 2006. Floyd County Woman's Club Arts and Crafts Fair Quilt Show presented by Old Church Gallery Quilters Guild. To learn more and see winners from 2006 and previous years visit their quilt show page. Ribbon winners from LQG include: Mary Johnson for her whole cloth quilt "Bed of Roses," Sandra Ferguson for "In the Garden," Lucy Ricardo for her wall quilt "A Storm of Purple Passion," and Joyce Moorman for her black and gold "English Garden."

July 15 &16, 2006. Star Quilters Guild show at the Roanoke Civic Center. View photos of the winners at http://community.webshots.com/album/552409610AzheRn LQG members who exhibited and received ribbons were Joyce Moorman, Jean Hensley, and Melissa Hizy.

April 27-30. Celebration 2006 sponsored by the Virginia Consortium of Quilters took place at Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Conference Center. Janie Lawless reports on the event.

*March 24-25, 2006. Lake Quilters Guild Quilt Show

Oct. 22, 2005. The Mountain Comforts XVII Quilt Show, at Ferrum College was a great success. It is a judged show with cash prizes. Many of the Lake Quilters Guild members participated. The Guild members out-did themselves... here are the winners and photos of their entries.