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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 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 2023 will be held at a variety of locations. Please check the About the Guild page for each month's meeting date and location. Meeting date and location will also be listed in the Newsletter. 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.

What's New

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

Also, for additional weather cancellation notice of guild meetings visit

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



On June 20, 2023, Judy Edgeworth will be presenting an Embroidery Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This is when we use those scrappy squares we made in March. Attendees will need to bring their machines, scrappy quilt blocks, thread, etc. We will learn to use some of those embroidery features on our machines. You know, those features we almost never use. Review your machine manual on how to set your machine and what foot to use when using the embroidery features. Remember, each machine can be different. We will try to have several experienced members available to give some individual instructions. We will also have a demonstration using an embroidery machine. Computerized - you know, the one you secretly want, but don't have yet. We also plan to have someone (or ones) doing hand embroidery. Now is your chance to learn this old technique, ask questions and practice.

The business meeting will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Bedford Regional Water Authority at 1500 Radford Church Road, Moneta, VA 24121

See Programs for more information.

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.

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.

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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