2019 Programs

Meeting Information

The guild has two groups; both meet on the second Thursday of each month at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.  See our programs below for meeting activities.

The "Day Group" meets at 10:00 AM in the old Fellowship Hall and the "Night Group" meets at 6:30 PM in the Conference Room.

Combined meetings are held in June and December at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall.

The Guild Board meets the first Thursday of every month at 6pm.


In the event of inclement weather, the CVQG will follow the Catawba County School schedule.  If schools are closed or delayed, both meetings will be cancelled.

Visitors are always welcome to attend and new members may join any time during the year.

Morning Programs

  • January 10: Quilt year kickoff with budget review and planning.
  • February 14: "Make a Memory Quilt and 2019 Quilt Challenge" - Chris Appenzeller explores how to express and preserve memories on quilts. 2019 Challenge will be introduced.
  • March 14: ​"History of Quiltmaking in North Carolina" - Lisa Alley will share stories from across the state and through time and of the women who left a beautiful mark on the history of our state. The program includes a slide show ansd a truck show of antique quilts.
  • April 11: "Trunk Show" - Award winning quilt maker, Susan Edmonson will share her unique artistry.
  • May 9: "Needles and Thread" - Eve Agee takes the guessing away from choosing needles and thread to match your project.
  • June 13: Joint Meeting @ 6pm-Covered Dish. "Inspiration Trunk Show" - Candace Hassen from Quilts by Candace will discuss strategies to stay organized throughout a project, make design decisions, and give you tools to keep your own projects moving from start to finish.​
  • July 11: “Getting comfortable with Modern Quilting”. Debbie Swartzel presents a power point and trunk show which explores the differences in traditional and modern quilts and the design elements to look for in modern quilts. Debbie won a "Best In Show" ribbon at our 2018 quilt show with a spectacular paper pieced quilt.
  • August 8: "Free Motion Quilting" - Gregg Colson will encourage us with his expertise on machine quilting from workshops at the quilt show in Paducah, KY.
  • September 12: Joint Meeting @ 6pm. "I'll Never be a Quilter" - Karen Ponischel uses her quilts to tell her story and illustrate her progression to fiber artist and popular national speaker.
  • October 10: "Table Top Demos" - Come and learn the tricks of the trade from experienced members. Demos include 'The Perfect Sleeve', ' How to Sandwich a Quilt', etc.
  • November 14: "Now You See It, Now You Don't" - Terrie Townsend from Bill's Sewing has fun with a twist on traditional blocks creating disappearing designs.​​
  • December 12: Joint Meeting @ 6pm - Covered Dish. "Challenge Presentation" - Members show and present 2019 Challenge Quilts

Evening Programs

  • January 10: Quilt year kickoff with budget review and planning.​
  • February 14: "Make a Memory Quilt and 2019 Quilt Challenge" - Chris Appenzeller explores how to express and preserve memories on quilts. 2019 Challenge will be introduced.​
  • March 14: "Trunk Show" - Lisa Alley of Bear Hug Quilting tells her quilt story as she shares quilts and quilts and patterns from her journey.
  • April 11: "Trunk Show" - Quilt masters Rob and Betty Ford will share their passion for making precise, beautiful quilts.​
  • May 9: "Collage Quilts" - Learn more about the very popular collage quilt patterns by Laura Heine with Todd from the Quilt Shop in Boone.
  • June 13: Joint Meeting @ 6pm-Covered Dish. "Inspiration Trunk Show" - Candace Hassen from Quilts by Candace will discuss strategies to stay organized throughout a project, make design decisions, and give you tools to keep your own projects moving from start to finish.
  • July 11:  “Getting comfortable with Modern Quilting”. Debbie Swartzel presents a power point and trunk show which explores the differences in traditional and modern quilts and the design elements to look for in modern quilts. Debbie won a "Best In Show" ribbon at our 2018 quilt show with a spectacular paper pieced quilt. 
  • August 8: "Finishing Quilts" - Can't quite finish a quilt?  Gregg Colson will share great tips on how to get your quilt completed.
  • September 12: Joint Meeting @ 6pm. "I'll Never be a Quilter" - Karen Ponischel uses her quilts to tell her story and illustrate her progression to fiber artist and popular national speaker.
  • October 10: "Now You See It, Now You Don't" - Terrie Townsend from Bill's Sewing has fun with a twist on traditional blocks creating disappearing designs.
  • November 14: "Fast and Fun Holiday Projects" - Mary Bucy and Kay Dwyer share quick and easy projects which could be completed and then used as holiday gifts.
  • December 12: Joint Meeting @ 6pm - Covered Dish. "Challenge Presentation" - Members show and present 2019 Challenge Quilts