Twin Rivers Quilters Guild (TRQG) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of quilting. The Guild was chartered in 1983 and became a chapter of the National Quilting Association in 1990.
Our goal as a guild is to promote and perpetuate the art of quilting. Our work is designed to benefit and educate all persons interest in preserving, continuing and advancing this art. The guild meets our goal by offering workshops and instruction on quilting techniques, and by sponsoring various exhibits, including a biennial quilt show.
As part of our service to the community, our members provide children's quilts (Ronald McDonald House, Project Linus, etc.) (about 40"x40"); lap robes (about 40"x50"); and quilts for local nursing homes (fidget quilts 20"x25"), military stretcher quilts (40"x60"); quilts for other nonprofit organizations, and we help the Coastal Women's Shelter.
Meetings are held in the basement of the Tabernacle Baptist Church on the second (2nd) Thursday of the month at 10:00 am. 616 Broad Street, New Bern, NC
Mailing address is:
Twin Rivers Quilters, Inc.
1822-6 South Glenburnie Rd.
New Bern, NC 28562
Twin Rivers Quilt Guild (TRQG) 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 TRQG participated in community events and supported local charities with donations of quilts. The Guild offered its 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. (Thank you to Helen Williams for the oral history of the Guild.)