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.
Monthly Community Service Quilt Workshops
The community service quilt workshops will be the first Thursday of each month following the board meeting from 1 to 4 PM. in classroom 1 at the Senior Center. Beginners are welcome!
Weekly Boutique Sew Day
The boutique sew day is every Wednesday morning at the Ashe County Center in classroom 1. Come on by and learn something new!
The Ashe Senior Center is closed. There will be no weekly sew days, or meetings, until further notice.
Block of the Month
Until we meet again.
Click here to download the pattern for the Clay's Choice Block. There's been a definite chill in the air lately. So, this month, let’s make blocks in some cozy autumn colors. Pull out your yellows & golds, your rich browns, and your ivory/cream neutrals. For October, we are making the Clay’s Choice block in two color arrangements that will bring out a secondary design of four-patches. The block measures 12½“ unfinished. In addition to learning a new block, we’ll also learn a new technique: the Magic 8 Method for half-square triangle squares. Here’s a link to a helpful video.
Starting now, and continuing at least until we can meet regularly again, each month we will feature a quilt block. Make as many of these blocks as you like. Mail them to Kathy Carpenter or drop them off on her porch by the 20th of each month. All blocks received or postmarked by that date will be in the running. As usual, your name will be entered as many times as blocks you have submitted. A winner or two (depending on the number of blocks) will be selected randomly. The winner(s) will be announced by email and the blocks will be mailed to them. As a bonus, if your envelope of blocks is among the first five to arrive and you win the raffle, you will win an extra surprise! If I receive blocks after the 20th or they are postmarked after the 20th, they will be considered donations to Community Service Quilts. If you have any questions, contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org or Tammy (email@example.com or by email, phone, or text. I hope this helps to bring us together, and keeps us learning and quilting! Be safe, and I hope to see you soon, ~Kathy
Small Quilt Groups
You're invited to join any of our informal quilt groups.
Boutique Sew Day is every Wednesday morning at the Senior Center in Classroom 1. You do not have to commit every week. It's a great way to learn sewing techniques and find inspiration for your own projects.
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.
Community Service Quilting: the first Thursday of the month, following the guild's monthly board meeting. 1:00 to 4:00 at the Ashe County Senior Center. For more information contact Kathy or Tammy.
Knitter Critters: the third Saturday of the month. 10-12PM. Meet at the Ashe County Library in the first floor board room. Contact the library for more information.
High-Country Doll Makers Club: 2nd Saturday of the month. 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. Contact Adrienne Sherrow for location as it varies: 336-858-0096 or firstname.lastname@example.org.