We are a group of quilters who meet each month to share our love of the craft. Our meetings generally include a quilting-related program as well as an opportunity for our members to show us the quilting projects they have been working on. In October of each year we hold a quilt show for the display and sale of quilts completed by our members as well any other handmade items our members would like to sell. At the quilt show we raffle off a large quilt that has been created by one of our experienced members with contributions from all members.
We support various charity activities. Every year we send handmade quilts to a military hospital in Germany so that wounded soldiers will have a warm quilt to comfort them on their trip back to the US. Last year several were forwarded from there on to a hospital in Afghanistan. This year our goal is to send 100 quilts to our servicemen and women.
Please join us on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at the First Methodist Church in Waynesville NC. All quilters are welcome from newbies to experienced.
2018 Quilt Show
High Country Quilt Guild’s 28thannual Quilt Show is being held this October once again in Maggie Valley North Carolina. “Fireside Comfort” is the theme of this year’s event, which features a donation quilt by that name created with the help of all the guild members.
The show will take place at the First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley,3634 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC on Thursday Oct. 11, noon to 4 pm and Friday and Saturday Oct. 12-13 from 10 am to 4 pm. Entry is $3 and there is loads of free parking.
The event showcases about 100 quilts made by the members of the Guild. The quilts range from the traditional to modern and from king-sized to wall hangings. Craft boutiques feature a variety of articles made by members for sale to visitors. Fall and Christmas articles are always favorites at the show, and the Bake Shop always sells out of yummy munchables.
A feature of the show is the display of quilts created for the Guild’s special project “Quits for Heroes.” Every year, the Guild fashions at least 100 quilts that are sent to the USO for distribution to our wounded service men and women to keep them warm on the military flight back to the States. Other service projects of the Guild are heart-shaped cushions for recent biopsy patient ad well as kitty and puppy cushions for local animal shelters.
High Country Quilters meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 566 S. Haywood St., In addition to monthly meetings, the Guild often sponsors workshops led by a guild member or professional quilter.
This year’s donation quilt, Mountain Comfort.
2018 Meeting and Workshop Schedule
1/18/2018 guild plans
2/15/2018 Modern Art Quilts Trunk Show, Rebecca Cronk
3/15/2018 Handwork for TV or Travel, Denise Seay
4/19/2018 LongArm Tips, Lisa Mann
5/17/2018 What a Nine Patch Can Do, Anita Bowen
6/21/2018 Wonky Houses, Liz Florom
7/19/2018 Opposites Attract, Donna Royson (Eleanor Burns certified)
8/16/2018 August Social
9/20/2018 Panel Discussion – “How to Price My Work”
10/11/2018 – 10/13/2018. QULT SHOW
10/18/2018 Quilt Show Follow Up
11/15/2018 Paper Piecing, Gail Smathers
12/20/2018 Christmas Party
1/19/2018 Donation Quilt workday
2/16/2018 Improv Workshop, Rebecca Cronk
3/16/2018 Handwork for TV or Travel, Denise Seay
4/20/2018 Sewing Machine Cover
5/18/2018 Dutch Puzzle, Anita Bowen
6/8/2018 Deconstructed Wedding Rings, Karen Stockwell
6/20/2018 Wonky Houses, Liz Florom
7/20/2018 Opposites Attract, Donna Royson (Eleanor Burns certified)
11/16/2018 Paper Piecing Cat or Dog, Gail Smathers