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!!!This is a great newsletter (it's free) for learning about quilting events in our area- SWVA Quilt News. The newsletter is a collaboration of the Blue Ridge Quilt Festival and the Old Church Gallery Quilt Guild. Please visit to learn more, read archived newsletters, and/or subscribe.

The Virginia Register is now available online (it's free) at This is the newspaper we used to pick up at our monthly meetings.

TAVA MaskParade: This is a virtual exhibit created by members of Textile Artists of Virginia (TAVA).The individual face masks and their respective garden settings were designed to suit the personality and preference of each artist. You can view these masks in their garden settings at This is worth the visit. You won't be disappointed.

2021 Events

Visit the Virginia Quilt Museum. To learn about the museum's special events, exhibits, and classes visit their website... Virginia Quilt Museum. The VQM welcomes volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, contact

October 10. Bonnie Hunter workshop: "Jared Takes A Wife." Bonnie K. Hunter is passionate about quilt quilting, focusing mainly on scrap quilts with the simple feeling of "making do." The original quilt was made as a wedding gift using the traditional "Blackford's Beauty" block. Bonnie made it again in Greens, Golds and Purples and kept it for herself! $80 (non-members), $70 (members TQP & FQG). This 6-hour workshop starts at 9:30 am. Blacksburg Community Center, 725 Patrick Henry Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060. . Read more...

*October 28-31. This year LQG Retreat will be held at the Skelton 4-H Center Thursday-Sunday, October 28-31. There will be Prizes (including a wheeled cart filled with fabric and goodies), How-to Demonstrations, Movie Nights, CS Threadz, and Fun Interludes. Porters will be available to unload and load cars. Food & Lodging is all inclusive @ $270 each (monthly payment plan available). Contact Sue Whitney at Check out the slideshow from last year's retreat: 2020 Retreat Slideshow. Photos courtesy of Veronica Church. This is a members only function.

2022 Events

*April 29-30. Lake Quilters Guild Quilt Show will take place April 29-30, 2022. The theme is "Every Story Has a Quilt... Every Quilt Has a Story." It will be held at Bethlehem United Methodist Church on Rt. 122, across the street from the Moneta/SML Library. The exact street address (for your GPS device) is 13586 Old Moneta Rd., Moneta, Virginia. Hours to be announced later. Donation /Admission $10.00.Click here to view our Quilt Show Flyer as a printable 8.5" x 11" PDF.

April 28 - May 1. The Virginia Consortium of Quilters 4 day "Celebration of Quilting" retreat with national teachers will be held at SML 4-H Center. The organization is open to everyone interested in quilting, and members come from surrounding states as well as Virginia. Visit for more information.

Photo Highlights of Past Events

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