Blue Ridge Quilters

since January, 2001


The Blue Ridge Quilters meets at the location shown in each monthly newsletter on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm.


In accordance with our By-Laws: In case of inclement weather, we will follow the closing schedule of Virginia Western Community College – Night Classes. Canceled meetings will not be rescheduled.


These By-Laws will be permanently posted to the front page of this website. You can click anywhere on the link below to download; it will not appear on your screen, but you will find it in your Downloads.

Click to access bylaws-of-blue-ridge-quilters-01-2022.pdf

FaceBook url:  If you do not want to commit to FaceBook membership, click here to visit our site !

Meeting Schedule 2022:

January — Regular meeting at the location in the newsletter

February — Blue Ridge Quilters, What Is Your Favorite Quilting Book? See February newsletter for more details.

March  — Fork Mountain Quilting will bring a ruler demonstration, and some items for sale.

Also – We will present National Quilting Day event on March 5, 2022 , 9:30am to 2pm. Pre-registration form available for download in Blue Ridge Quilters National Quilting Day post.

April — This meeting is moved to the 3rd Tuesday, April 19. The program will be what Kathy called a Strip Party. Don’t get too excited; bring one yard of fabric, and cut it into 2.5″ and 3.5″ strips to exchange.  Also a challenge to make a project using some or all of the strips and bring them to a meeting.

May — Ways & Means sale

June — There will be a Field Trip on June 18th to 3 quilt shops (Boone’s Country Store, CS ThreadZ and Fork Mountain Quilt Shop) and a stop at The Creamery, always a treat.

JulyMeeting will be held at the home of a member, picnic style potluck. Starts at 6:00pm rather than 6:30pm.

August — Christmas in August?? Get in the holiday spirit – bring your Christmas projects wish list, Christmas UFO’s, favorite finished holiday project.

NOTE: Remember the W&M Sale on Saturday, August 20th from 9am to Noon at Rockingham Court UMC on Bryan Rd, Roanoke VA.

You can’t buy Happiness, but you can buy Fabric and that’s pretty close.

September — Mary Houseman will be speaking on Featherweight Sewing Machines, a subject dear to the heart of many BRQ members. Meeting at our present location.

October — One Block Wonder Trunk Show. If you have one or more OBW’s in any stage of construction bring them along for Show & Tell!

November — Quilting Tips I Wish I Knew When I Began Quilting  OOPS, this will be the January 2023 topic since the  Quilt Police paid a visit in November !! Yikes !!

December — Christmas party.

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17 thoughts on “Blue Ridge Quilters

    • We meet at the Blue Ridge Library on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30. We are a small group of quilters of all levels who enjoy learning new skills and sharing our knowledge and skills with others. The annual dues are $20, and we welcome visitors and new members.

  1. I am a quilter who is new to the community of Salem Va. I am looking to get involved in a guild to inspire me to get my quilters brain going again. I am an amateur quilter, and would love to learn more. Are you all taking new members? My email is
    Thank you,
    Samantha Helms

  2. I have many lovely quilt books and magazines in good condition that I would like to donate to your guild. If someone could contact me and make arrangements to pick them up, I would be so grateful.

    • Hi, sorry to be so late getting back to you. There is no application form, just an informational sheet to fill out once you decide to become a member. If you would like to join us in a Zoom meeting on October 12th, email me your email address and I will get your included on the Zoom invitation list that usually goes out the Sunday before, or the 10th. Thanks, Loretta

  3. I recently purchased an antique coverlet made in Botetourt possibly before 1850 and possibly by a member of the Abraham Beckner family. I am looking to further the research done by the prior owner to hopefully narrow down the date further and maybe even identify the (likely) maker. Thank you in advance for any assistance.

    • I sent an email to all of our members asking them to contact you directly if they can be of any assistance. Also stressed it is another reason to put a label on our quilts – 170 years from now that could be one of our quilts !

    • Mr. Willard – I have passed your request on to the Blue Ridge Quilters Board and someone will respond to you. Congratulations on your expected new grandson !!

  4. I would like to donate some material for quilts for foster children. Saw your group on the news really love that you’re making quilts for them. Also have a quilt top would like to ask you about.

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