Blue Ridge Quilters

since January, 2001


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


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 2023:

January — Quilting Tips I Wish I Knew When I Began Quilting

February — What I Learned from Making Quilts for the Alzheimer’s Quilt Initiative with Laura Perry and upcoming Round Robin

March  — Make & Take Mug Rugs with Cynthia Luedtke

April — Yoga, brought by Cindy Sluder

May — TBD

June — Trish Brostek from Sew Classic will be talking about the many types of needles and about sewing machine maintenance. 

July — BRQ SUMMER SOCIAL- Come socialize and come hungry! We will meet at our regular meeting place; at the June meeting we will hear from our Hospitality crew with more details. 

August — Julia from Quiltoff will be coming to talk to us. 

September — “Are you Curious about Paper-Piecing?”




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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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