Whenever I see a hand-stitched quilt, it reminds me of my beloved Grandmother. But quilting is not a dying art, nor is it necessarily for the older folks alone. Many are the young eyes taken in by their parents or grandparents carefully stitched gift and thus begins the desire to create a quilt of their own.
It you have admired a beautifully patterned quilt of a family member long gone, or one you saw in an antique shop, and would like to learn the art yourself, do not despair. Locally there are several groups called "Quilting Guilds" which one can join at any level of skill and become even better.
The Lake Quilters Guild was established in January of 1990 to serve the communities surrounding Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. We are a not-for-profit 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 Lake quilters Guild meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except in the months of July and December. Meetings are held at Trinity Ecumenical Parish located on Rte. 122. Visitors are welcome. For more details see About the Guild.
Note: Our June 26 meeting will be held at the Hales Ford Baptist Church on Rte. 122.
Peaks & Pieces Quilt Guild — 2nd Monday at 7pm.
Raintree East, 720 Blue Ridge Avenue, Bedford, Va.
If I have missed any guilds in the Smith Mountain Lake area, please do let me know and I will add them to this list.