About High Country Quilters

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.

2017 Quilt Show

We’re getting our quilts ready for the quilt show coming in October. Dates & times are:

  • Thursday October 12, 12 noon-4 pm
  • Friday October 13, 10 am-4 pm
  • Saturday October 14 10 am-4 pm

It all takes place at the First Baptist Church at 3634 Soco Road, Maggie Valley NC. Entry is only $3 and there is tons of free parking.

We’ll have 80-100 quilts of all sizes from wall hangings to kings on display as well as two craft rooms where we’ll be selling articles such as wall hangings, hot pads, decorative items and more, all handmade by the guild members. The Bake Sale will have all your favorite cookies, cakes, brownies and pies. And in case you still have room under your bed for more fabric and supplies, be sure to check out our vendors which this year will include:

  • J Creek Fabrics – Janie Oakley has tons of precuts, fat quarters, and notions
  • Lisa’s Quilting Shed – Lisa Mann is a longarmer who will have a booth full of supplies
  • Shakerwood Woolens – Cathi Gainey of SC has hand dyed woolen quilt blocks, kits, and patterns
  • Elaine’s Attic SC – Robin Kaluahine has fabric, kits, patterns, and notions
  • Quilters On The Go – Gina Kaufhold of Fletcher NC will have lots of fabric, patterns, etc
  • Sherry Verse Sew New Again – Sherry sells beautiful old, refurbished sewing machines.

We will have a display of quilts from our Quilts for Heroes project. you will have a chance to see some of the quilts members have made to send off to the USO in Germany to give to a returning service men and women who have been wounded in action. These will join the 50 quilts we have already sent this year.

The Donation Quilt takes the Smokies for theme. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. And here is a photo of the beautiful quilt.

2017 donation quilt

See you there!

map-to-quilt-show

2017 Programs

Monthly Meeting Lectures:
June – Open
July – Liz Florom, Color
August – Social
September – Challenge Quilts and “Bring a Book”
October – Quilt show
November – Quilting with wool fabric and batting
December – Party

Workshops:
June 15 – Jeneen, Appliqué
July – Liz Florom, Stained Glass String Quilt
September – Bernice Spitzer, Snowman
October – None
November – Terri, Watercolor Wreath
December – None

 

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14 thoughts on “About High Country Quilters

  1. My name is Vickie Brewer. I am in the process of moving to Waynesville. I am 61 years old and have my grandmother’s quilting frame. It is very large and I would like to donate it. Please call me if this is something the guild would be interested in. 478-714-8258.

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    • Vickie – We don’t really have any place to keep a quilt frame, but If you join us as a guest at our next meeting on July 20, you can announce that you have the frame and see if anyone is interested . Also, if you send an email to us at highcountryquilt@att.net and ask if you can post it in our newsletter.
      thanks for thinking of us.

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  2. Hello. My mother was an avid quilter and collected thimbles. She passed away several years ago and I have some of her thimbles and display cases. I would LOVE to give these to someone or a group that would enjoy them as much as she did. I am not sure if you all have a designated quilting room at the church in Waynesville and would like to have these for wall art. If anyone is interested, please let me know. Thank you!

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  3. I plan to vacation in your area and would love to be a guest at you meeting. I love that you are making quilts for our Veterans, I have always wanted to participate in this charity event.

    Sincerely,
    Rita Tiessen

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    • Rita
      we would love to have you as a guest at one of our meetings. We meet on the third Thursday of each month. The website home page has the time and address. I hope that you can be with us in October for the quilt show.
      Connie Nicholson, pubicity chair

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