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.

Monthly Meeting Lectures:
November – Quilting with wool fabric and batting
December – Party

Workshops:
November – Terri, Watercolor Wreath
December – None

 

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17 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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  4. Dear High Country Quilter Guild,
    I was hoping I could reach out to you to get a mailing address for a thank you note. My family is a military family that has been stationed in the Middle East. My daughter began having medical problems recently and was sent via air-medical evacuation back to the states. She was gifted a quilt from your donation to the veterans hospital in Germany. I know you may not have expected your quilt to land in the hands of my sweet nine year old, I hope you understand how much comfort and pride it filled me with to look out on the air medical flight and see our men, women and my little hero covered in these gorgeous quilts that were made with love and pride and maybe even prayer in each stitch. I imagined each of you and the talent and effort your poured into each quilt and the comfort it provided my family and my daughter. I can’t fathom the comfort it provided to the men and women who were sick or harmed and heading home for care. They were alone on the very cold air planes and you provided hem the closest they would get to a warm hug for a long time.

    I know you didn’t expect the quilt to land in my daughter’s hands, but this mother’s heart found so much comfort in seeing it there.

    So thank you for your gift. It warmed my daughter physically, but it warmed my tired heart.

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