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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


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Our Holiday Luncheon and Challenge Viewing is Dec. 6. This is the 1st Tuesday. This is a members only catered lunch at Trinity Ecumenical Parish. Payment must be received by November 30. Menu and Reservation Form. For more information please visit Programs. Membership information and a 2017 Renewal Form can be found on the Guild page. Renewals are due by December 31.

A slideshow of the November General Meeting has been added to the Show & Tell page.

LQG Member Rose-Marie Newcomb will display her quilts at the MOArts Gallery in the Moneta /Smith Mountain Lake Library during the month of December. Learn more on the Special Events page.

The River Queen Bee of Lake Quilters Guild has decorated a tree in the Festival of Trees at the Bedford County Welcome Center. The theme this year is a Down Home Country Christmas. The River Queen Bee is trying to raise money for Lake Christian Ministries by having people vote for tree No. 21. The voting is from November 16 until December 31, 2016 at noon. The center is open from 9am-5pm. It costs $1 to vote. So come vote and enjoy the display of the community of trees. Please visit the Community Service page to view a picture of the tree decorated by the River Queen Bee. Information and photo submitted by Nancy Robbins, 11/17/2016. Learn more about the Festival and the Bedford Welcome Center at http://visitbedford.com/about-us/

In 2015 LQG Bees made quilts for The Good Neighbors for their summer interns. Sadly their headquarters burned to the ground on 11/10/16 and the quilts were lost in the fire. So once again the group is in need of quilts for their new home for the summer interns. This is the information given by Sharon Cullen last year...The beds are EXTRA LONG TWIN. Dimensions for extra long twin is 63 x 92 or 71 x 112 if you want a larger overhang. The mattress top is 39 x 80. Please check with Sharon Cullen for the latest information.

In August 2016 SML Quilters Guild donated $500 to the Agape Center. click here to see photo/article.

JULY 2016: Eloise Vass is working with a local organization to try to put together a Quilt Trail on the water at SML. If any of you currently (2016) 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.

!!!Our 2016 Quilt show, "Celebrating Quilting 2016" was held on April 1st & 2nd. Please visit the Quilt Show page to learn more and see a slideshow highlighting the event AND a separated slideshow of the BOM 50th Anniversary Quilts displayed at the show.

Cindy Clark donated a "lake quilt" to the Chamber of Commerce in honor the SML's 50th Anniversary. Read more on the Community Service page. She also taught this quilt for our 2015 Block of the Month project. On October 28, 2015, the Laker Weekly ran an article about the quilt Cindy donated to the Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is selling raffle tickets for the quilt for $5 each at the Visitors Center at Bridgewater Plaza. The drawing will be March 7, 2016. If you missed the article in the Laker Weekly you can still read it online. Click here to view the article online... Or here is a pdf of the article.

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 http://kutauber.wix.com/swvaquiltnews to learn more, read archived newsletters, and/or subscribe. You can also visit http://www.brqfestival.com/swva_quilt_news_62.html

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.

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! http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=7lfaSmDxVZQ.

Also from Marie (March 2012) .... What to do on a snowy day? Make quilts in the snow... http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2012/03/quilt-patterns-in-snow.html. If you are on Facebook checkout http://www.facebook.com/snowart8848.

Learn about rug hooking at Smith Mountain Lake. Make a hooked rug to go with your quilt!

For weather cancellation notice of guild meetings visit http://www.wdbj7.com and click on "Weather" / "Closings and Delays"


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