Serving Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

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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 with the following exceptions: Our February Charity Sew-in begins early in the day, we do not meet in June, and our November and December meetings are held earlier in the month due to the holidays. Meetings are held at Trinity Ecumenical Parish located on Rte. 122. Visitors are 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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Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 22. Members are asked to bring in an interesting or unique tool, or quilting
gadget to show and explain how you use it to the guild members. There is a Round Robin all day workshop on Monday, October 21. (Pictures of the Round Robin items can be seen in the September Slideshow on the Show & Tell page.) Please visit the Programs page for more information. Want to join or renew your membership? Membership information, Applications and Renewal Forms can be found on the Guild page.

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

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.

We hope you didn't miss our 2018 Quilt Show! Our theme was "Our Quilts, Our Passion." It was held on April 6th and 7th. Please visit our Quilt Show page to see a list of the winners and to view a slideshow of the event. Plans are now underway for our 2020 quilt show.

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."

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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