LAKE QUILTERS GUILD
Serving Smith Mountain Lake Virginia
Each year our guild members are invited to participate in a new challenge chosen and presented by that year's Challenge Leader. The challenge quilts are viewed and voted on at the December Luncheon.
The Presidents Challenge for 2021 will be Something
New. Our President suggests we spread our wings and
put together a quilt in a pattern or style we have never done
before. Her personal goal this year is to learn how to paper
piece what is yours? Take a class on line, talk to another
quilter about how they handled a difficult design, look through
your magazines for ideas, and expand your horizons. So, let your
creativity soar so you can WOW everyone, including yourself.
While the President set the theme for this year's challenge she
still looking for someone to "shepherd" the challenge.
The Challenge entries will be displayed at our December Meeting/Luncheon.
Challenge 2019. This year's challenge leader was Joyce Moorman. The challenge is to make a wall hanging for your favorite holiday. The wall hanging could be any size and any color but it had to have a holiday theme. The challenge entries were viewed and voted on at the Holiday Luncheon at Westlake Country Club on December 10th.
Challenge 2018. This year's challenge was presented by the River Queen Bee and was entitled "SML Barn Quilts to Quilts." The challenge was to choose a barn quilt from Franklin, Bedford, Pittsylvania, or Roanoke Counties and create a quilt, wall hanging, article of clothing or any other item that is three layers with stitching to hold it together.
Challenge 2017 - Our 2017 Challenge Leader was Veronica Church. The 2017 Challenge was a wall hanging in a size of your choosing. There are 3 entry levels: Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced. The Novice Level was to be made with Log Cabin blocks, the Intermediate Level Block was the Bethlehem Star, and the Advanced Level Block was the Glacier Star. To view the winners in each category click here.
Challenge 2016 - Our Challenge Leader was Janis Hagen. The Challenge theme was movies or songs from the 50s in honor of Smith Mountain Lake's 50th Anniversary. This way we could work with the number 50 without having to use the number in our quilt. To view the top three winners in each category and a slideshow of all the entries click here.
Challenge 2015 - In honor of the guild's 25th Anniversary, Helen Buchanan chose a theme of "25" for Challenge 2015. The entry was to reflect the number 25 in some way; such as, 25 inches, 25 colors, 25 blocks, etc. To view the top three winners and a slideshow of the entries click here.
Challenge 2014 - Our Challenge Leader was Cindy Stachelski. This year's challenge was to make a purse. Everyone used the same pattern, but did it their way. To view the top three winners and a slideshow of the entries click here.
Challenge 2013 - Our Challenge Leader was Cindy Stachelski. Our Rainbow Challenge was to use the full spectrum of colors in our quilt. Click here to view a slideshow of all the entries and photos of the Rainbow Challenge Winners.
Challenge 2010 - The 2010 quilting challenge was "Girls Gotta Have Fun." Our Challenge Leader was Bette Gove.
Challenge 2009 - The 2009 quilting challenge for the Guild was entitled "My Interpretation of the Color Green" or "Think Green!" Sue Dixon was our 2009 Challenge Coordinator. Click here to see the winners.
Challenge 2006 - The 2006 Challenge was entitled "There Is a Song on My Quilt." Our Challenge Leader was Cindy Stachelski. Thirty of the Challenge quilts were exhibited at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, Virginia, February 22-25, 2007. To see the winners and view slide shows of the December Luncheon and the Hampton Exhibit Click Here.
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