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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 next meeting is April 25. There is a Monday Workshop on April 24. For more information please visit Programs. Membership information and a 2017 Renewal Form can be found on the Guild page. In order to be included in the Directory your renewal must be received by December 31.

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

!!!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. If you need further info call the Franklin Ext. Office at 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.

River Queen Bee donated a quilt to the SML Good Neighbors which was raffled live on their Facebook page on March 3, 2017. The raffle proceeds will help them rebuild their headquarters, which burned to the ground last November. Please visit our Community Service page for photos and detailed information.

All new updated lists of all the books, patterns, CDs and DVDs in our library have been added to the Library page. You can search our library items by author, title, and topic. Books can be checked out before and after our General Meetings. Thank You Anne Ochs for all the work you have done. Our new librarian is Susan Dittler.

!!!January 2017: Eloise Vass continues to work on a Quilt Trail on the water at SML. Note: Both workshops are now over... If you aren't able to attend our March Workshop with Suzi Parron... click here for a link to an article in the Franklin News-Post about barn quilt trails in our area and a workshop in Rocky Mount that will teach you how to make barn quilts! Space is limited, and registration and fees must be received by Friday, Feb. 10. Previously... 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 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.

A slideshow of the 2016 Challenge entries and winners has been added to the Challenge page.

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.

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.

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.

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


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