|Our goal as a guild is to promote and perpetuate the art of quilting. Our work is
designed to benefit and educate all persons interested in preserving,
continuing and advancing this art. The guild meets our goal by offering
workshops and instructions on quilting techniques and by sponsoring various
exhibits, including a biennial quilt show.
TWIN RIVERS QUILTERS GUILD
|The Guild was organized in 1983 by thirteen women who shared their enthusiasm, skills, and artistry with each other.
In the spring of 1984, the members held their first Quilt Show. They shared a potluck supper with each other as they
displayed their quilts.
From its inception, the Guild participated in community events and supported local charities with donations of quilts.
The Guild offered their first raffle quilt in 1986. Raffle proceeds were then and continue to be used to support the
educational and charitable activities of the Guild.
By 1988, there were 75 members. As members' numbers and skills increased, the Quilt Show was moved to a biennial
schedule allowing the members to produce a greater number of quilts and to showcase more intricate work. In 1990,
the Guild became a chapter of the National Quilting Association. Members continue to win awards for their work which
they present at the biennial Guild Show now held at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.
(Thanks to Helen Williams, for the oral history of the Guild.)
The Legacy Film is a gift to the Guild
and our community. This video
education and community outreach.
Viewing it, you will meet many of our
why they quilt, but also the meaningful
New Bern’s Twin Rivers Quilters.
(Filmed and edited by Mike Shetter)
PART ONE - THE GUILD
PART TWO - PAST & PRESENT
PART THREE - GUILD EVENTS
PART FOUR - WHY JOIN
PART FIVE - ACTIVITIES (File too large to load)
PART SIX - WHY QUILT
|English Paper Piecing by Machine Class
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