Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild

of Western North Carolina

Other Quilting Events

Airing of the Quilts – Appalachian Women’s Museum – Dillsboro NC

The Monteith House in Dillsboro, site of the Appalachian Women’s Museum (AWM), is sporting a fresh coat of paint – inside and out. The porch has been restored, and plans are being made to showcase the work that has gone on.

This is where we could use your help. Imagine brightly colored quilts hanging from the porch and flapping in the wind on clotheslines in the yard. Imagine families coming to the farmstead and enjoying the beautiful sight while learning about our cultural heritage.

On Saturday, April 21st, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., an “Airing of the Quilts” will be held at the AWM. We want to invite you to have a part in this special day by exhibiting your quilts – old or new, made by you or by someone else – in short, any quilts you want to bring. This is not a competition, rather, it is an exhibition. Enclosed is a form for you to complete for each quilt you want to bring. Please return the forms by April 2nd with a photo of your quilts. Include as much of the history of your quilts as you know. Quilts should be brought to the AWM between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on April 21st and may be picked up after 4:00 p.m.

Also, on the 21st, we plan to have music at the pavilion on the property, a raffle of Linda Kotila’s quilt watercolor (and possibly some other items), a quilt scavenger hunt for children and adults, and a photographer to take photos of quilts and owners. We are especially excited about having a quilt square/fabric scraps exchange. Folks can bring squares or fabric they no longer want, measured and labeled with amount of yardage, and placed in plastic ziplock bags. It’s a great way to recycle like our quilting ancestors used to do!

We hope you’ll help make this a great day by bringing your quilts and by coming to see the others. If you have questions, please contact Cheryl Beck at (828) 421-3820 or


The Board of the Appalachian Women’s Museum

P.S.: Volunteers are needed for that day. Contact Cheryl if you would like to help. Also, if you would like to demonstrate quilting that day, let her know.

Salisbury Rowan Quilter’s Guild – Biannual quilt show

May 4-5, 2018 at the First Baptist Church Ministries Center, 223N Fulton St, Salisbury NC.

With nearly 200 quilts, the show will feature a tea room decorated in a wedding theme with vintage linens, tea pots and china tea cup and will offer lunch and dessert.  On Saturday afternoon at 2:30 pm there will be a special presentation of quilts to area veterans.  The vendor mall will offer a wide variety of items for quilters, sewers and knitters.  The boutique area will feature a display of lovely handmade, gift items including hand bags, tote bags, table runners, place mats and many other gift items.  There will also be a Grandma’s Attic with fabric, notions, books, tools, trims, buttons and dozens of other items at bargain prices.

Show hours are Friday 10 am -5:30 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.  Admission $7.

2018 North Carolina Quilt Symposium 

Hosted By The Asheville Quilt Guild And The North Carolina Quilt Symposium, Inc.  at the University of North Carolina Asheville, NC.

May 31, June 1-3, 2018  To sign up for email updates, take this link …..2018 NCQS      

Symposium Faculty:
Melinda Bula                                     Maggie Ball
Patt Blair                                         Georgia Bonesteel
Susan K. Cleveland                           Rosalie Dace
Gyleen X. Fitzgerald                        Luke Haynes
Jean Impey                                      Lea McComas
Kathy McNeil                                   Barbara Olson
Karen Ponischil                                Weeks Ringle
Marge Tucker                                  Jamie Wallen
Carol Ann Waugh

Sacred Threads Art Quilt Exhibition

“A traveling exhibition exploring themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace, brotherhood, grief and healing”
Sunday, July 15, thru Sunday, July 29
Open Sun 1pm to 5pm
Open Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, 10am to 5pm
Open Tu and Thurs, 10am to 6pm
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
495 Herbert Hills Dr., Hayesville, NC. 28904
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36th Annual Asheville Quilt Show 

Hosted By The Asheville Quilt Guild. We expect over 350 Quilts.  Special exhibits, Demonstrations, Vendors, Gift Shop, Silent auction,
Opportunity Quilt, Kids Sewing Station.

Friday and Saturday Sept. 28-29, 9 am-5 pm
Sunday September 30, 10 am – 4:30 pm
Admission $7 – Free parking, Handicap accessible

Where: WNC Agricultural center in the Davis Event Center pavilion
Directions: I-26, Exit 40, Airport Road, Gate 5 across from AVL airport