North Carolina Quilters


North Carolina Quilters

Talking with quilters from all over the world is amazing, but sometimes it's good to get to know other quilters closer to home. This group will allow us to get to know other quilters from North Carolina, share our favorite quilt shops, tips, techniques and maybe make some new friendships!

Location: North Carolina
Members: 50
Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2021

Discussion Forum

Retreat locations

Started by Kathy Long. Last reply by Forsyth Piecers and Quilters Feb 6, 2020. 1 Reply

I put together a 3 day quilt retreat for friends (15 - 20) so it’s a relatively small retreat.  We have been going to Camp Dogwood at Lake Norman but they are going through many changes and I haven’t been ble to get any dates set for 2019 scheduled.…Continue

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Myrtle Beach Quilt Party

Started by Lisa Wagner. Last reply by Kathy Long Sep 9, 2019. 10 Replies

Has anyone ever gone to the Myrtle Beach Quilt Party? I just heard about this yesterday and I am trying to find out more about it, but their site is useless! You can make reservations, but for what???!!!  Is this all classes? a retreat style event,…Continue


Started by Sue Cooke. Last reply by Sharon Powers Sep 14, 2015. 41 Replies

Hi Ladies!     I think a good place to start is with an introduction. Tell us a little about yourself, how did you begin quilting, where do you like to buy your quilting supplies.I'll start:   I'm Sue from Raleigh. I have only been quilting just…Continue

New to Quilting

Started by Debbie Jackson Foxx. Last reply by Sue Cooke Aug 5, 2014. 2 Replies

I just started teaching myself quilting last summer-recently finished my first full size quilt.  Am now experimenting with different quilt blocks before starting a new one.  Have used youtube videos to get me started.  Still a LONG way to go! lol  I…Continue

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Comment by Jennifer Schifano Thomas on March 6, 2013 at 8:57am

Good morning, Mary!  It's great to meet you.  I live pretty far from you, in Henderson (I'm 35 miles North of Raleigh).  You are so lucky to live on the coast.  I hope that will be me again someday.  It's snowing and windy here at the moment.  I'll be checking out your blog, for sure.  Please visit mine, too, at  It's great to meet you.  Have a super day!

Comment by Mary Couch on March 6, 2013 at 7:45am

Hi Ladies... I new to this group. I live on the coast in Sunset Beach and am looking for art quilters I can connect with. Right now I'm working on a quilt to commemorate our fabulous trip to Italy this past fall. You can check out the progress on my blog, Crooked Gulley Art Quilts, if you want. 

My nearest fabric stores are nearly an hour away, so I do a lot of online ordering.

Looking forward to chatting with this group.

Hugs from Mary

Comment by Sue Cooke on February 21, 2013 at 9:24am

Hi Anna! Welcome to the group!

Comment by Sue Cooke on February 15, 2013 at 10:17am


  I hope the doctor says your foot is good to go!

Comment by Susan Matthews Robb on February 14, 2013 at 1:28pm


I love the Quilter's Loft. Hopefully after I see the doctor for my foot today (surgery a couple of weeks ago) he'll let me know how much longer until I can start sewing again. After that I'll be off the Quilters Loft for their Wednesday morning Bible Study block of the month. The room is open on Wednesday's so you can bring your machines and quilt the day away. I'm looking forward to being able to do this very soon. Hopefully we can get together at the Daily Grind or Hebrews Coffee shop sometime. Ummm I don't have a car or drive. 

Talk to you soon.


Comment by Sue Cooke on February 14, 2013 at 10:06am

Hi Susan, it is so nice to "meet you!" Welcome to the group! I learned how to cross stitch when I was a little girl and just started quilting last year. I used a lot of tutorials and the ladies that quit in my crafting group helped very much! I'm addicted to quilting, but sometimes I miss my cross stitch. I did make one quilt where I cross stitched the baby's name in the center square. I am thinking of making one with cross stitched blocks.

   I have never gotten out to Mooresville, my husband and I have only lived in Raleigh 4 years, we moved down from NY, and haven't ventured out very far.

   The block of the month isn't my favorite, but it is really good for learning new blocks and techniques.

Hope to talk to you soon!

Comment by Maggie Boucher on February 14, 2013 at 10:00am

Hi Susan,

I am in Statesville, I come to Mooresville all the time..Have you been to the quilt shop in downtown Mooresville?

Comment by Susan Matthews Robb on February 14, 2013 at 1:22am

Hi Susan, Mooresville is my home now.Love this town and if you haven't been here you really need to come. I was introduced to quilting by Judee Lefler and she is awesome and a great teacher. I don't know what I'd do without my quilting. I have grown so much in learning to designing different types of quilts. I've always wanted to do something like this but doing cross stitch for over 25 years I was scared to change anything. Now I can change everthing.

Sue I was looking at the Craftsy block of the month and didn't quite like the design of the quilt. I like the 10,000 hrs of quilting. Oh how I'm going to use the  one too. 

Love to all of my new friends in North Carolina!

Comment by Sue Cooke on February 6, 2013 at 9:14am

HI Marjorie! Your not far away at all...only about an hour since I live in Raleigh. It is so nice to "meet" other people from the area. I think that you have a point that getting in our 10,000 hours of practice is a great excuse to keep quilting! I'll have to keep it in mind when my husband complains that I am buying yet more fabric. It is a serious addiction, but still I need to practice....right?

Your embroidery business sounds fantastic! Do you have a website where you sell your designs?

I haven't tried applique yet, to be quite honest I am a bit intimidated, but I am doing the Craftsy block of the month and one of the blocks is applique so I guess I will be giving it a try soon!

Comment by Marjorie Busby on February 5, 2013 at 7:25pm

Hi, I'm from Carrboro and shop at Thimble Pleasures in Chapel Hill. I've been quilting almost forever. And when I think of quilting, I often think of Malcolm Gladwell's suggestion that 10,000 hours of practice leads to success. This is a great excuse to just keep quilting :). I must admit, though, that MG had a point as many things I thought I could never conquer, have become easier over the years. 

My first quilts were baby quilts for my daughters. I also had a career in clinical research for 25 years before retiring early to enjoy my family and my hobbies. I have a small machine embroidery business where I digitize and sell designs for die cut applique shapes. My focus on that is to create applique that can be used  in functional quilts. 


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