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.)