Are you interested in joining a quilt guild? If so, please consider joining the Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild.
We are a group of fun ladies and gentlemen (yes, we do have men in our group) who meet to sew and socialize together. Our guild meetings are the second Thursday of the month and we meet at the Ashe Senior Center at 2:00 PM. The Senior Center is located at 180 Chattyrob Lane in West Jefferson.There are several small groups that meet weekly (see bottom of page) and we have at least one workshop each month. We also go on day trips to quilt shops and shows. You are invited to attend any of our activities and we always welcome new members. Our quilters range from beginners to experts.
Weekly Sit n' Sew
Every Wednesday, 10-2:00, we have a work session in classroom 1 at the Senior Center Anyone is welcome to come. Just bring a bag lunch, your machine and tools, and any project you might want to work on. There will be lots of fun, chatter, and creativity! No need to commit to every Wednesday.
Monthly Community Service Quilt Workshops
The community service quilt workshops will be the first Thursday of each month following the board meeting from 12:30 to 5 PM. in classroom 1 at the Senior Center.
April Guild Meeting
Thursday, April 13th
Snow day: April 20th
Ashe Senior Center
It’s “Quilt Bingo” time again. Please bring a fabric BINGO block and 25 large buttons. The blocks will be made into a donation quilt at a later date. Directions for making the blocks are here.
This month we will have a block exchange. The block is called the I-Spy Block and you can download the pattern here.
Ashe County Marathon Jam
Saturday, May 20th
12 PM - 12 AM
Ashe County Arts Center
This is a fundraiser for “Fisher House” at Fort Bragg, NC. Fisher House is a place any veteran, service person, and/or immediate family can stay free of charge while being treated/cared for at the Fort Bragg Medical Hospital. At this event, approximately 10-14 lap quilts are given to veterans. Quilts should be 45” to 60” and should be made of cotton with a patriotic theme. Contact Barbara Sears at 336-384-3445 or Ashe County Arts Council at 336-846-2787 for more information. Throughout the 12 hours there will be wonderful bluegrass and country music; live entertainment for your enjoyment! Come and stay awhile. All are welcome.
Barn Quilts and Beyond
What to expect:
Door prizes Friday and Saturday
Viewer's Choice contest on Friday
Small Quilt Silent Auction
Fundraiser Quilt tickets
-We will be honoring charter member LaVerne Cox
-Featured quilter will be Peg Hofstetter
All of this for the low admission price of $5.00 per day!
Quilt entries are open to the public and more information will be coming soon!
The Quilting Expo
Friday, July 21st, 9 - 5
Saturday, July 22nd, 9 - 4
Jamil Shrine Center
206 Jamil Road
You are invited to come and spend the day. You will find quilting fabrics, books, notions, and patterns. If you love wool, there will be several wool vendors from which to choose. Sewing machine and longarm machine vendors will be glad to give you test drive on any of the machines that they have in their booths. Parking is free and there will be food available on site. (Food sales help support Shriner’s Hospital) If you have any questions, please contact us quilt firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also give them a call at 704-376-2531.
Small Quilt Groups
You're invited to join our informal quilt groups that meet weekly.
The High Country Quilters meet on Tuesday morning in the first floor conference room at the Ashe County library from 10-12. It’s an informal get-together of ladies who quilt, sew, knit & visit.
Sit N' Sew: A group of guild members meet at the Senior Center on the first and third Wednesday of the month. If you would like to have lunch beforehand, they will be at Sweet and Savory at 11:45. All guild members are invited to attend. Contact Linda Gagnon for more information 877-2582.
The Critters: 2nd Monday of the month from 10:00 to 12:00. Gillian Winterton and Sue Bradshaw will be helping with learning to knit and crochet. The group meets at the Ashe Services for Aging. Call Gillian Winterton 877-5820, or Sue Bradshaw 982-5633 for more information. Anyone who already knows these skills are welcome to join this group for a time set aside for knitting, crocheting and socializing.
High-Country Doll Makers Club: 2nd Saturday of the month at the Ashe County library. Check with the front desk for the room number. Do you enjoy creating dolls? Or would you like to learn how to create them? If so, you are invited to join the High-Country Doll Makers Club. They mainly work in cloth and mixed media and celebrate the doll as art. For more information, contact Irene, Peg or Lynda Harris.