All About Three Rivers Quilters
Three Rivers Quilters, Inc., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing information and developing skills in quilting and textile arts, and to encouraging interest in these arts throughout the community.
Members of Three Rivers Quilters come from many walks of life. We are teachers, homemakers, office workers, saleswomen, nurses, world travelers. We share a common thread. We delight in the pleasure of creation and the opportunity to share our vision.
Membership is open to all who have an interest in quilting, no matter the level of expertise. We welcome guests.
Our Board and Committe Heads
Our Monthly Meetings
* Regular guild meetings begin at 6:30 with a social hour and preview of show and tell, then the business meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. usually on the third Tuesday of each month, at Baldwin Community United Methodist Church, Baptist and Weyman Roads, in Whitehall Borough, south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
* At 6:30 p.m. we have social time (with refreshments!) and a preview of the evening's show and tell.
* At 7:30 we have our business meeting. There is usually a planned program, which may include an interesting speaker, a slide presentation, or a demonstration of some aspect of quilting, and there is always an opportunity for members to show and tell about their latest projects.
* Visitors are welcome to attend. You may be our guest for up to two meetings before becoming a member.
* Participation in regular monthly meetings
* An regular informative newsletter sent via US postal service or e mail.
* Participation in Three Rivers Quilters community outreach programs, including the opportunity to work at the annual quilt show sponsored by our guild.
* Periodic workshops, usually for a nominal fee for members. Subjects cover all aspects of quilting, from design to sewing techniques
* Demonstrations. In keeping with our desire to educate the public on the art of quilt making, guild members are often invited to demonstrate quilting skills and share quilting knowledge at various public and historic happenings.
* Participation in the "Busy Bee" project. A block pattern is published in the newsletter and presented at meetings. Members make one or more of the blocks; each block submitted gets one chance in a drawing to receive ALL of the blocks submitted.
* Access to our lending library of books and videos
* Participation in our annual TRQ Showquilters' retreat
* Small group meetings, usually held monthly.
* Monthly Stitch In held on the first Wednesday of the month, September through June. Finish a project, baste a quilt, work on neo-natal charity quilts or a community service quilt, or ask for help on a quilting question.
* A guild cookbook project, a celebration the wonderful food provided by members at our two covered-dish parties (July and December).
* An annual flea market of member quilting items
* Sharing our favorite websites for quilting information. (links to be added soon)
Community Outreach Activities
* Annual quilt show, the Three River's Quilt Festival, a juried and judged exhibit which celebrates the art and craft of quilt making. Proceeds from the show allow us to make meaningful contributions both to the quilt making community and to the community at large
* Annual donation of quilts to such Pittsburgh area groups as Womansplace and Mom's House, using both purchased and donated materials.
* Frequent donation of neonatal quilts for the premature babies of the West Penn Hospital Neonatal Unit, using donated materials and constructed by guild members.