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


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.)

2018 IS RESCHEDULED FOR OCT. 25-26, 2019!
Hurricane Florence significantly affected Eastern NC, specifically our members and the town of
New Bern.  Our venue for the show, the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, experienced
extreme flooding and needs significant repairs, which could take months to complete.  This show
and our community are the pride of our guild membership.  As our community continues to rebuild,
we will continue to quilt, allowing us to provide warmth, comfort, and friendly faces to our
community.  In turn, this will no doubt positively imprint our 2019 show.  Stay updated at our
website www.twinriversquiltersguild.com or on Facebook at Twin Rivers Quilters Guild.
TRQG Meeting Update
The New Bern Church of New Bern. on Highway 3317, 70E will be the temporary meeting site for all
activities of TRQG until further notice.
.  The church is located just East of Taberna.  Look for a sign
that says MoTo Sports and make a right into that lot.  The church is located in the former Yamaha
Dealership.  There is parking in the back. There is also a Pawn Shop located in the same strip.  


Any questions contact Cathy Cox or Kathy Farrar