|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
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.)
|NEW MAY 2019
Evolution of 2020 Raffle Quilt on "Raffle" page
NEW Quilts 4 Sale Registration Form on "2019 Quilt Show" page
Details - Susie Hardy Crazy Quilt Workshop on Calendar page
Details - Julia McDonald Fabric Dyeing Workshop on Calendar page
Details - Glyeen Fitzgerald Workshops on Calendar page
Sewing On the River (SOR) Etiquette on Calendar page
NEW APR 2019:
Quilt Show Speaker details on "2019 Quilt Show" page
Looking Up Workshop pics on "Other Activities" page
Flower Basket Applique Workshop pics on "Other Activities" page
New Mar 2019:
Mar 2019 Business Meeting Minutes on "Newsletter" page
"Improving Your Chances To Win" handout on 2019 Quilt Show Page
The Legacy Film is a gift to the
members of the Twin Rivers Quilters
Guild and our community. This video
shares our history, fellowship, art,
education and community outreach.
Viewing it, you will meet many of our
members and learn from them, not only
why they quilt, but also the meaningful
role these quilts play in our posterity.
Welcome to the wonderful world of
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