Quilts by the Nelson Quilters and Loose Threads Quilters on display now through the end of July
The Nelson Quilters and the Loose Threads Quilters are both chapters of the Charlottesville Area Quilters Guild, which is an “umbrella” organization for five groups of quilters in Charlottesville area. The guild presents a biannual quilt show, annual workshops for members and guests, and two yearly QuiltFests where members meet to share quilting ideas and experiences. Each chapter also produces quilts in support of local and national community organizations.
Nelson Quilters was formed by four residents of Nelson County who were members of the Crozet Chapter of the Charlottesville Area Quilters Guild. From the beginning, community service has been an important part of their work . They have made raffle quilts for various organizations, and donate quilts every year to the Rainbow of Hope auction. They provide quilts for children through various programs, both locally and in Charlottesville. Recently, quilts also went to the Wounded Warriors program. This year, five of their members won ribbons at the CAQG show.
Loose Threads Quilters began as just a few members meeting in each other’s homes to quilt and chat, but soon outgrew those quarters. Now Loose Threads has a permanent home at the Tuckahoe School Community Center at the entrance to Stoney Creek in Nellysford. Typical projects include quilting challenges, round robin and mystery quilts, producing Quilts of Valor for returning members of the military, and providing nap quilts for the pre-kindergarten class at Rockfish Elementary School. Members participate as contestants and workshop attendees in local and national quilt shows and shop hops.