COMMUNITY SERVICE

The Greenville Quilters Guild loves to give back!  Throughout the year, our members engage in Community Service through teaching and creating quilts for our neighbors in need.  We create, teach and craft our way into the lives of our neighbors in need.  Contact any member if you are interested in joining us for one of these events! 

Check out our photos below for our last few community service events.

Learn to Quilt Day

National Quilt Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in March each year and the
Greenville Quilters Guild observes this date by holding a workshop to share the art of quilting with the
public. Various aspects of quilting, such as piecing, applique, hand quilting, rulers and tools, and
finishing techniques. Our guests are invited to make at least two different quilt blocks during the day.
There are also examples of finished work shared by our membership.

Learn to Quilt Class
A beginning class in quilting is offered by the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department at the Jaycee Park Center for Arts and Crafts.  Members of the Greenville Quilters Guild are the instructors for this wonderful opportunity to learn the art of quilting.  Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome to attend this class. Students will learn how to cut fabrics and sew them together in a beautiful pattern.   You will learn how to quilt a design and how to bind the edges.  Most important will be the completion of a small quilt at the end of the 6-week class.  You can go by the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department on Cedar Lane to register in person or can register online at: www.greenvillenc.gov – under Recreation.

Pitt County Fair

Each year the Greenville Quilters Guild maintains a booth at the Pitt County Fair where samples of quilts and crafts are on display.  Our members enter exhibits in the competition with many ribbons being won for quilts and crafts. 

For more information on the 2019 Pitt County Fair visit www.pittfair.org

Support for Local Charities

Part of the mission of the Greenville Quilters Guild is share items we create with various local charities.  Routinely, we donate items such as quilts for infants, toddlers, teenagers, adults, and veterans and when a local group expresses a specific need, the guild works together to provide items that are needed.  Examples of specific needs might be pillowcases, chemo pillows, dolls for surgeons to use for children prior to surgery, etc. As a guild, we are all so fortunate to have the opportunity to provide items to our community and to help those who benefit from these gifts.

Other Local Charities we are privileged to Support include:

Guardian Ad Litem
Victims of abuse and neglect as determined by a court of law
Needs: Quilts for children up to 18 yrs. Pillowcases

 

Social Services Foster Program, Pitt County Dept of Health
Children removed from unsafe situations
Needs: Quilts for children up to 18 yrs. Pillowcases

 

RHA Howell Center – Tar River
Infants and children with medical conditions that require 24/7 nursing care
Needs: Quilts for children up to 18 yrs.

Center for Family Violence Prevention
Victims of domestic abuse
Needs: Twin size quilts, Quilts for children up to 18 yrs., Pillowcases, Bags

 

Vidant Children’s Hospital
NICU and PICU patients with extended stays in the hospital
Needs: Quilts for children up to 18 yrs.

 

Leo Jenkins Cancer Center
Cancer patients
Needs: Port pillows (with velcro), Hats, Lap/wheelchair quilts

 

Community Crossroads Center
Emergency homeless shelter
Needs: Twin size quilts, Pillowcases

 

Veterans
Veterans in local nursing homes
Needs: Placemats (12” x 16”) Wheelchair quilts (32-36” x 40 -46”) Large throw quilts (60” x 80”)

 

Military Thank-you
Active duty military serving in Pitt County
Needs: Small patriotic wall hangings

 

Quilts of Valor Foundation
Service members and veterans touched by war https://www.qovf.org/
Needs: Patriotic throw quilts (60" x 80")