Tellico Village Quilters Celebrate 20 Years of Giving

Tellico Village Quilters

The time honored tradition of quilting is still alive and thriving among the women who reside in and around Tellico Lake Tennessee. On October 15th and 16th, you’ll have a chance to view more than 200 quilts, hand made by members of The Village Quilters at the Chota Recreation Center.

The two day party and quilt show is to celebrate The Village Quilters’ 20th Birthday. Doors open on Saturday at 9am and close at 4pm. The exhibit starts at 11am on Sunday and ends at 4pm. Admission is $5 and parking is free. Both days will include a display of quilts ranging in size from king to miniature, wall quilts, wearable art, dolls, purses and much more. Visitors will get a chance to help determine this year’s Viewer’s Choice Award winners by casting ballots for their favorites. Winners will receive ribbons during Sunday’s event. There will also be vendors specializing in fabrics and other quilting supplies to purchase.

The Village Quilters was established in 1996 to preserve and pass on the craft and traditions of quilt making. Since its inception, the organization has grown to include more than 300 members from nearby Knoxville retirement communities and beyond. The organization’s outreach effort exceeds Tellico Lake Tennessee by regularly sponsoring and supporting quilting programs, classes, workshops and meetings. Between 2004 and the end of 2014, over 3,000 quilts were distributed to people in need. Their goal is to enjoy the love of quilting while making worthwhile contributions to the community.

The history of quilting in the United States reportedly dates back to the late 18th century and early 19th century. Traditionally an activity for women, the craft was passed down from mothers to daughters and grandmothers to granddaughters. Quilt gathering meetings gave women in the community time to come together to share and have fellowship. While quilts were first used as a household necessity, throughout the years they have been transformed into works of art.

The Village Quilters is just one of the many clubs and organizations of Tellico Village. There are hundreds of groups that will appeal to numerous interests. Arts and culture lovers may enjoy checking out the Art Guild of Tellico Village and The Tellico Community Players. As the world continues to become more technically advanced, it’s extremely important for seniors to stay up to date. The Tellico Computer Users Club and Digital Photography group keeps its members in the loop on the latest gadgets and technology. 

In addition to these groups, there’s Pickleball, Ladies & Men’s Golf Association and Tennis just to name a few. It’s evident that seniors don’t have to be concerned about maintaining an active mind or body here, as residents may at other planned retirement communities.

It’s activities like these that set Tellico Village apart from other Knoxville retirement communities. The lakeside master planned community is comfortably situated at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and expands more than 5,000 acres along clean Tellico Lake Tennessee. Its location affords residents convenient access to downtown Knoxville, which is a little more than 30 miles away.

Tellico Village is also a smart investment for cost conscience seniors looking to relocate. Amenities are paid for a-la-carte. POA fees are low at just over $100 a month. Tennessee has no state income taxe, the property taxes are low and just this year, the state initiated no state inheritance tax.

Potential residents have the option to build or choose from an existing home in 8 neighborhoods. If relocation is in your near future, planned retirement communities such as Tellico Village are worth taking a look at for the fulfilling lifestyle experiences they offer. Your days at retirement could be filled with creativity, laughter and the joy of community outreach.  

This event is a great opportunity to meet other villages, see stunning displays of art and tour Tellico Lake Tennessee. 

Call Tellico Village direct at 888.287.0676 to check on Discovery Package availability. 

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