Tar River Piecemakers
Bee Hives are small groups of guild members who meet regularly in a quilting bee in members’ homes, or another location chosen by the individual bee, for informal quilting and idea sharing. The guild keeps a listing of current bees and their members and contact persons. The beekeeper maintains a record of available openings for new members and helps any member get a bee started and on track. The beekeeper is also responsible for contacting and coordinating the bees as needed for guild activities. We currently have several active bee hives. If you are interested in more information about our bee hives, contact the Bee Keeper, Pam Smith.
The guild partner/mentor programs purpose is to support and encourage new quilters by partnering a less experienced quilter with one of our more seasoned quilting members. If you are interested in participating in this program as either a Mentor or a Partner, please let one of our leadership team members know.
The guild has several outreach projects that are done throughout the year to give back to members in our community through the art of quilting. Projects are done in rotation and collected during the designated monthly meeting.
Adoption Quilts -- Baby size quilts and a 12 x 12 quilt square for the Christian Adoption Agency. Quilts go home with the adopted baby and the quilt square is given to the birth mother.
Isolette Covers/Baby blankets -- 36"x36" up to 45"x60" quilts for Nash and Vidant hospitals to cover isolettes in the neonatal ICU and given to the infant to take home at discharge. Nash (May/November); Vidant (June/Dec).
NC Veterans Home -- Lap quilts, Wheel chair quilts and Walker bags for Veterans at The NC Veterans Home, Kinston NC.
The guild leadership presents members the challenge projects throughout the year to promote community, creativity and the art of quilting. Previous challenges include mystery quilts, UFO (unfinished objects), block of the month, row by row, and Magazine Madness.