Lois Womack of Florence won a special novice award for her quilt named “My Whimsical Garden” at the Fortieth Jubilee Quilt Show, hosted by the Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee (SMQ) July 30 through 31, at the Knoxville Expo Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. She also took home second place honors for her quilt named “Forest Galorest,” which was entered in the Small Applique and/or Mixed Techniques – Team category.
The quilt show featured more than 200 stunning quilts and approximately $6,000 in awards. It celebrated the fortieth show hosted by the Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee.
The guild meets monthly in Knoxville. The guild’s primary goals are to promote and encourage the knowledge of quilt making as an art and a craft, to study its history as an integral part of our past, and to promote friendship through shared activities. Guild activities include workshops, block drawings, exhibits, and quilts made for charitable organizations. The guild’s more than 100 members are as diverse as the quilts they love -- traditional and art quilts, complex and minimalist modern designs, small and bed-sized, and hand or machine stitched. For more information, visit www.smokymtnquilters.com or follow them on Facebook.