The Red River Valley Quilt Guild has brought inspiration and knowledge to quilters in the northeast Texas area since 2000. We began with 15 members forging "Links of Friendship," and our logo was born. We meet the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the classroom of Sew Always, the quilt shop located at 1709 Clarksville Ave, Paris, TX 75460. Visitors are very welcome!
The Purpose of the Guild is fourfold:
A. To foster appreciation of Quilts and the art of quilting among quilters and the public
B. To increase the knowledge of traditional and contemporary techniques of quilting and to provide an encouraging environment in which quilters can practice and exchange ideas
C. To educate the public as to the significance and history of quilting as an art form as well as an ongoing craft
D. To serve the community through service projects.
Most quilters have several loves in common - love of fabric, love of being with other quilters, and love of using our gifts and talents to help others. All year we make quilts to donate to local groups such as CASA, Dylan's Drivers, and Quilts of Valor.
"Eiffel in Love with Quilts" is our first quilt show and is being produced to introduce a wider public to quilting. We have chosen not to do a single raffle quilt whose proceeds benefit our guild. Instead we are donating 3 quilts to local organizations to raffle and help them raise much needed funds. The 3 organizations will be at the show selling tickets. They are Habitat for Humanity, Downtown Food Pantry, and New Hope Center which offers transitional housing for homeless individuals and families. Look for photos of the quilts soon!
After the show note - The quilt show has now happened. We are happy to report that our 3 donated quilts raised about $2000 to be used by these 3 charities in our community. Thank you all for supporting the causes.