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WNCQG Library

The WNCQG Library has over 400 books and 40 DVDs for members to browse and check out. New books and DVDs are added each year. The library is open for a half-hour before guild meetings and during any meeting breaks. Checked out materials are due at the following month’s meeting. Overdue fines are $1.00 per month. Please return books and DVDs promptly so that other members may enjoy them, too.

Longarm services available from the Carolina Mountain Longarm Assocation.
Please see their website for member information, services provided, and quilter locator.

Bylaws and Policies
WNCQG Scholarship Program

The Western North Carolina Quilters Guild (WNCQG) accepts applications from graduating high school students in Hendersonville and Transylvania counties for a $1000 scholarship plus a compact sewing machine. Applications are open to any student who is interested in textiles, fabric production, graphic design, fashion and needle arts (quilting and sewing), although the student’s major field of study may not necessarily be related. Guild members have a broad array of academic and professional backgrounds but share a love of quilting as an avocation which we wish to encourage in each new generation. Download the pdf files for guidelines and application

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March 31, 2024 – Applications due.
May 1, 2024 – Scholarship winner notified.
July 2024 – Award presented.

Donations to the Scholarship Fund can be made by check to the WNCQG Scholarship Fund and mailed to:

Western NC Quilters Guild
PO Box 2231
Hendersonville, NC 28793-2231

Scholarship Guidelines and Scholarship Application

Meet Our Authors

We are proud of our two published authors and invite you to meet them.

Georgia Bonesteel
Georgia Bonesteel

Georgia is the host and creator of the instructional PBS television show, Lap Quilting, that originated in 1979. Series 11 and 12 are still airing across the country and in North Carolina. She was the founding President of the WNC Quilters Guild. For 20 years she and her husband operated Bonesteel Hardware & Quilt Corner. She has authored 9 books and the continuity program, Spinning Spools. She received the Silver Star Salute in 2001, the Bernina Leadership Award in 2002 and was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame in 2003. Her most recent endeavor has been the PBS documentary, The Great American Quilt Revival.

Diana Venters
Diana Venters

Diana was a Western NC Quilters Guild member from 1999 to 2007. She is a retired math teacher. Writing books teaching math through quilting was a natural for her.
Diana's books, Mathematical Quilts and More Mathematical Quilts More Mathematical Quilts have blackline activity masters and directions for making the quilts. Books are geared toward middle and high school math students and are accompanied by colorful posters. The quilts in the latest book represent mathematical concepts such as fractals and 3rd and 4th dimensions.
You can contact Diana at dianaventers@aol.com