Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild

of Western North Carolina

Calendar

Location Codes:

    COWEE     Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center, 51 Cowee School Dr, Franklin, NC 28734. Meet in CAFETERIA.  http://www.coweeschool.org

      SHLC         Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 749 NC 107, Sylva, NC 28779 

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September 21-24, Macon County Fair.  Macon County Fairgrounds, Franklin. Call Linda Harrison with any logistical info questions.

September 26: WORKSHOP 9:30am at COWEE.  Balsam-Filled Christmas Ornament WORKSHOP  taught by Linda Kocur. Make one or a bunch to give as gifts.  Linda will supply the balsam, those taking the class will need to supply their own fabrics, and trims to finish as an ornament if desired. Linda will have several ornament patterns to work with, all finishing at 4 in. square. Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am.  Bring your sewing machine and tools, some of your favorite scraps, your lunch and a drink.  For directions and supplies, click LINK: Cathedral-Burst Ornament

September 21-24, Macon County Fair.  Macon County Fairgrounds, Franklin.

October 10, Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Monthly Guild Meeting.  Please bring your Show and Tell.   Santa Suit Quilts: Shelly Gephart and Kimberly Morrow.  Children’s book and quilt authors and designers.

October 11, Tuesday 9:30am at COWEE. Duo Zipper Pouch workshop by Karen Burney. Make a small pouch and learn how to sew in zippers two ways. $10 fee payable directly to Karen at the workshop.

Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am.  Bring your sewing machine and tools, your lunch and a drink Karen’s zipper workshop supplies 

October 17, Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Community Day WORKSHOP. Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am.  Bring your sewing machine and tools, your lunch and a drink. Work on your Comfort blocks, baby quilts, bags for festivals, QOVs – anything you are doing for the guild’s outreach.  Flag groups are welcome to meet and work on their designs.

October 22, Saturday.  PumpkinFest, Franklin, NC.  Main Street. 

October 24, Monday 10am-2pm at COWEE.  On Pins and Needles: Pin Cushion, Custom Pins and Needle Case workshop by Marilee Tice. Join Marilee to make gifts for quilting friends or for Cowee Christmas to raise $ for the guild. Maybe both! Specialized and pretty sewing straight pins, pincushions, and a needlebook. Not hard, just fun, creative, and useful!  Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am. Bring your sewing machine and tools, supplies from the list, and your lunch and a drink. All other supplies will be provided. Marilee’s On Pins and Needles supply list

October 26, Wednesday 10am-2pm at SHLC.  Quilts of Valor workshop.  Bring your sewing machine and tools, your lunch and a drink.  

November 14, Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Monthly Guild Meeting & Holiday Luncheon. Please bring your Show and Tell.  Find the person who…” game. Quilters Anonymous video. Start Border of the Month. Pattern is $15 and includes a corner trimmer template.

November 15, Tuesday 9:30am at COWEE. Of One Stripe quilt workshop by Susan Roper.

November 21-28.  No workshops, Holiday week. 

December 3 at COWEE.  Cowee Christmas. 

December 12, Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Monthly Guild Meeting.  Please bring your Show and Tell.  Quilters 2022 Resolutions revealed. Quilted Gifts or Christmas Projects. Border of the Month Intro-Pages 3-4: Choosing your Fabric. Pattern is $15 and includes a corner trimmer template.

December 19-26.  No workshops, Holiday season. 

January 9, 2023  Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Monthly Guild Meeting.  Please bring your Show and Tell.  Zoom Lecture: Lyn Heilman from Batting Supersales, “Choosing the Best Batting for your Project”. BOM Chain of Squares border demo—Page 5-6

January 16, 2023 Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Community Day WORKSHOP. Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am.  Bring your sewing machine and tools, your lunch and a drink. Work on your Comfort blocks, baby quilts, bags for festivals, QOVs – anything you are doing for the guild’s outreach.  

January 23, 2023 Monday 9:30am at COWEE: UFO WORKSHOP hosted by Nancilee Dills.   Bring an unfinished project, get advice/help if needed, to get it done, and spend the day working on it.  Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am.  Bring your sewing machine and tools, your lunch and a drink. 

February 13, 2023  Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Monthly Guild Meeting.  Lecture by Nancy Sapin, “Applique Made Easy”.  Please bring your Show and Tell.  BOM Hourglass Border, page 7-8.

February 20, 2023 Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Community Day WORKSHOP. Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am.  Bring your Sewing machine and tools, your lunch and a drink. Work on your Comfort blocks, baby quilts, bags for festivals, QOVs – anything you are doing for the guild’s outreach.  

March 13, 2023  Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Monthly Guild Meeting.  Do you know the difference in foundation paper piecing and English paper piecing? Chris Stephenson and Susan Roper will explain the difference with demos and a trunk show.  Please bring your Show and Tell. BOM Quarter Square Triangle Border, page 9.

March 20, 2023 Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Community Day WORKSHOP. Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am.  Bring your sewing machine and tools, your lunch and a drink.  Work on your Comfort blocks, baby quilts, bags for festivals, QOVs – anything you are doing for the guild’s outreach.  

March 27, 2023 Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  WORKSHOP.  Learn the art of English Paper Piecing, hosted by Chris Stephenson.  Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am.  Bring your hand sewing tools, your lunch and a drink. 

April 10, 2023  Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Monthly Guild Meeting.  Program on various forms of Applique by guild members. BOM Stars Border, page 10-11. Please bring your Show and Tell. 

April 17, 2023 Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Community Day WORKSHOP. Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am.  Bring your sewing machine and tools, your lunch and a drink.  Work on your Comfort blocks, baby quilts, bags for festivals, QOVs – anything you are doing for the guild’s outreach. 

April 24. 2023 Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Workshop: Applique your way. Try various forms of applique. Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am.  Bring your sewing tools, your lunch and a drink. 

May 8, 2023  Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Monthly Guild Meeting.  Please bring your Show and Tell.  Cindy Williams Trunk Show on Feathered Stars. BOM feathered star or applique, pages 13-20.

May 15, 2023 Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Community Day WORKSHOP. Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am.  Bring your sewing machine and tools, your lunch and a drink.  Work on your Comfort blocks, baby quilts, bags for festivals, QOVs – anything you are doing for the guild’s outreach.  

May 22, 2023  Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Feathered Star WORKSHOP with Cindy Williams.  Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am. Bring your sewing machine and tools, your lunch and a drink

June 12, 2023  Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Monthly Guild Meeting.  Summer Picnic.  Please bring your Show and Tell.  BOM putting it together, Page 21.

June 19, 2023 Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Community Day WORKSHOP. Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am. Bring your sewing machine and tools, your lunch and a drink. Work on your Comfort blocks, baby quilts, bags for festivals, QOVs – anything you are doing for the guild’s outreach.  

June 26, 2023 Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Putting it All Together WORKSHOP with Cindy Williams.  Putting your Border of the Month quilt all together. Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am.  Bring your sewing machine and tools, your lunch and a drink.

July 10, 2023  Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Monthly Guild Meeting.  Please bring your Show and Tell.

July 17, 2023 Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Community Day WORKSHOP. Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am.  Bring your sewing machine and tools, your lunch and a drink. Work on your Comfort blocks, baby quilts, bags for festivals, QOVs – anything you are doing for the guild’s outreach.  

August 14, 2023 Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Monthly Guild Meeting.  Pat Skiles presents a Zoom Lecture, “Use it Up, You Paid for It”.  Please bring your Show and Tell.   

August 21, 2023 Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Community Day WORKSHOP. Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am.  Bring your sewing machine and tools, your lunch and a drink. Work on your Comfort blocks, baby quilts, bags for festivals, QOVs – anything you are doing for the guild’s outreach.  

September 11, 2023 Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Monthly Guild Meeting.  Please bring your Show and Tell.  ANNUAL YARD SALE – Clean out your sewing room, bring unwanted items, grab a table, and sell (and shop).

September 18, 2023 Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Community Day WORKSHOP. Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am.  Bring your sewing machine and tools, your lunch and a drink. Work on your Comfort blocks, baby quilts, bags for festivals, QOVs – anything you are doing for the guild’s outreach.  

October 9, 2023 Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Monthly Guild Meeting.  Robin Ruth presents a Zoom Lecture, “Modern Mariners Compass”, using her unique mariners compass rulers.

October 16, 2023 Monday 9:30am at COWEE.  Community Day WORKSHOP. Doors open at 9:30am, workshop starts at 10am.  Bring your sewing machine and tools, your lunch and a drink. Work on your Comfort blocks, baby quilts, bags for festivals, QOVs – anything you are doing for the guild’s outreach.