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. at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in Building 3, the Community Exhibit Center. Visitors are very welcome! See a fairgrounds map by clicking on this link. https://www.paristx-rrvfair.com/copy-of-coliseum
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. This year we have a special quilt that will be raffled during the quilt show. The proceeds will be donated to the local Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) to support their work.
Established in 1999, the CAC has served over 3300 victims of child abuse, an average of 175 each year. The CAC teams with other agencies in Lamar and Red River Counties, agencies such as law enforcement, Texas Department of Family & Protective Services, District Attorney’s Offices, the Paris Counseling Professionals of NE Texas, and others in order to promote CAC's Mission.
"To promote hope, healing and justice to child victims of crime in Lamar and Red River Counties.
Funds raised from the sale of raffle tickets for the quilt will be given to CAC for their programs."
Tickets will be for sale soon. $5 each or 5 for $20.00.
This quilt's story:
Once upon a time, an unknown dedicated quilter spent hours and hours cutting small hexagons and hand stitching them together to make a beautiful quilt top of the pattern called Grandmother’s Flower Garden. We don’t know who that person was or how long ago it was made. We only know it was never quilted. The quilt was given away and eventually made its way to us. The quilt has now been professionally machine quilted and finished by volunteers from the RRVQG.