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 produced to introduce a wider public to quilting and to help raise funds for local organizations. Instead of a single raffle quilt, this year's visitors will have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets for 4 different quilts. Three of the quilts are donated to the local police, fire, and emergency medical services units. The proceeds from their raffle tickets can be used to buy equipment. Proceeds from last year's 3 raffle quilts raised over $2000 for local charities. This year buy chances on all 3 quilts and help support our first responders.
Proceeds from the fourth raffle quilt will help defray the costs of presenting "Eiffel in Love with Quilts." As soon as the four quilts are quilted, we will post photos and give information on where raffle tickets can be purchased.