A BRIEF HISTORY OF OUR GUILD
In 1986, a group of women met at Evansville's Baer Fabrics. They wanted to create a gathering where those interested in quilts and quilting could meet, share information, and promote interest in their art. As a result, the unnamed guild's first meeting was at Newburgh Library in November of that year. Approximately 25 members attended the slide show presentation.
The name Raintree Quilters Guild was chosen, and Betty Cummings designed the winning contest entry for our logo. Our first donation quilt received an Honorable Mention at the AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, Kentucky.
Through the years, Raintree Quilters Guild has been active in numerous projects promoting quilting. We present a biennial quilt show and are active in presenting the Tri-State Quilt Day.
We have provided many quilts to deserving organizations in our area and we host nationally known quilting teachers who lecture and teach both new and traditional techniques to our members. We conduct workshops for our members. We have challenges that encourage members to participate by following specific guidelines, and we have many other ways for people to participate in the guild. Our creativity is amazing.
Membership dues are $15 per year. Our fiscal year begins July 1st and dues are due at the regular July meeting. Those joining after January 1st pay $7.50 dues for the remainder of the current fiscal year.
To promote the art, craft, and legacy of quilt making. We strive to help others learn about quilting through education, preservation, and philanthropy within the community.