In March 2019, the Durham Orange Quilters Guild (DOQ) celebrates their 40th anniversary with an Art Walk in Downtown Chapel Hill on March 8 and 9, followed by a Quilt Exhibit at Chapel Hill Public Library on March 16 and 17.

The exhibits will feature more than 50 quilts, some made the same way as previous generations made them, and others that show how quilting as an art continues to evolve. Since the resurgence of quilting in the mid-1970s, new media and methods have developed. Vibrant colors and fabrics, as well as, non-traditional materials and designs, are being incorporated into the quilt making art.

During the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, DOQ will display and sell many handmade quilts and fabric art pieces. The pop-up show and sale will be at 109 East Franklin street. The show and sale will be open from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Friday, March 8 and from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm on Saturday, March 9.

The Quilt Exhibit at Chapel Hill Public Library on March 16 and 17 will feature a display of more than 50 quilts, with a special section of red and white quilts to celebrate the guild’s Ruby anniversary. In addition, DOQ will lead hands-on demonstrations  to teach the public about quilting.

DOQ President Patti Postage says the guild began as a group of six people in a living room and has grown to a group of almost 200 members. “Our guild has an incredible breadth of talent and tastes, so a large variety of quilts will be available to enjoy. We are excited to share our craft with others, and hope the joy we feel as we design and assemble the quilts and fabric art pieces, brings the same happy feeling to each viewer.”

Learn more about the DOQ Guild here.

  • Pop-Up Show and Sale
    March 8, 2019 - March 17, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    - Part of the 2nd Friday Art Walk and held at 109 East Franklin Street
  • Pop-Up Show and Sale
    March 8, 2019 - March 17, 2019
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    - Part of the 2nd Friday Art Walk and held at 109 East Franklin Street
  • Quilts of Orange & Durham
    March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019
    9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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