SMQ Quilt show July 30-31

Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee 40th Anniversary Ruby Jubilee Quilt Show & Competition will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, July 30, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 31, in Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Highway. Sally Sante, show co-chair, is pictured with one of the 200-plus quilts. Admission is $7, $10 for a two-day pass, $6 for veterans with ID and free for children under age 12. The Expo Center has free parking and is accessible to the disabled.

For more information, visit, follow on Facebook, e-mail or call 865-213-2335. Merikay Waldvogel, a nationally known quilt collector, researcher and writer, will present an antique quilt turning at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m, July 30. On July 31, Teddy Pruett, a nationally recognized expert in quilt history, will provide a trunk show and lecture at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on differences between quilts of the North and South. Throughout the show, shop some 20 vendors and the SMQ Boutique, which offers items handcrafted by guild members. There will be vendor demos and a scavenger hunt with prizes for the younger attendees. Also features scissor-sharpening. Certified appraiser Cindy Stuart will offer quilt appraisals by appointment. Contact her at or call 865-386-0940.