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Website for SWVA Quilt News

Sign up for this very informative monthly e-newletter with updates on quilt elated events in SW Virginia. This page includes an archive and sign-up form.


Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA)

This is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: "a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure."

With access to our museum-quality exhibition program, SAQA members challenge the boundaries of art and change perceptions about contemporary fiber art.

EASY SPLIT SEAM - Instructions

An adaptable hanging method for art quilts usable for different venues (quilt show, art show, gallery, and museum), hanging situations (rods, against wall, free hanging), and with various hardware (wire, saw tooth hanger, picture hook, screw eye, screw hook, nail).

Print instructions HERE


You may use the instructions for your personal use only.  Please direct friends or fellow artists to my website so they may print their own copy.

Please contact me if you want to use these instructions for teaching purposes.

Floyd Quilt Guild in Floyd, VA 


A non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization formerly known as the Old Church Gallery Quilters Guild, invites quilters of all ages and skill levels to join their group.

You don't even need to own a sewing machine...all you need is a love for quilts.

The Quilting Party

Blacksburg's largest quilt guild welcomes new members of all skill levels to their meetings on the first Tuesday evening each month for quilt related programs, show and tell and friendship.


TAVA - Textile Artists of Virginia

The Textile Artists of Virginia (TAVA) meet bi-monthly in Southwest Virginia to support each member as a fiber artist, to explore the boundaries of the medium, and to educate and increase public awareness of fiber art.

Paula Golden - Quilt Artist, Quilt Teacher

Selected as 2001 Teacher of the Year by The Professional Quilter Magazine Paula has been quilting since the early 1970s.

“Using fiber as a creative means to communicate is intrinsic to my very being." Her passion for the stories behind the quilts is a leading theme in her work.

Virginia Quilt Museum

Dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and nurturing Virginia's quilting heritage, the Museum, established in 1995,
features a permanent collection of nearly 300 quilts, a Civil War Gallery, antique and toy sewing machines, and rotating exhibits from across the United States.

Batiks Etc and Sew What Fabrics in Wytheville, VA,

The largest provider of batik fabrics on the East coast!

Batik cotton and rayon for quilting, clothing, and decorating; Pfaff authorized sales & service! Hoffman of California Bali Batiks, Bali Handprints, Kaufman Artisan ...

 Virginia Consortium Of Quilters 


A very informative website with calendar, guild news, teacher information, and more...

National Quilt Museum in Paducah

The National Quilt Museum is a destination for quilters and art enthusiasts worldwide, annually the Museum receive visitors from all 50 US states and over 45 foreign countries from every continent. The Museum's in-facility and traveling exhibits are viewed by over 110,000 people per year.

A Guide to Removing Wine, Blood, Lipstick and other Stains!

The link provides tips for dealing with almost every kind of stain a person and their family will encounter.

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