Begun in 1999 by local quilters, the purpose of the guild is to foster the art of quilting, to encourage a high standard of design and technique in all of its various forms, and to stimulate an interest in these goals within the community. The Guild affiliated with NC Cooperative Extension in 2002 as partners in order to reach more people in Lee, Harnett, Chatham and Moore Counties. Members of the Guild are also members of Lee County Extension and Community Association.
We meet on the first Saturday of the month for a Sew Day and break for a guild meeting at noon and have another Sew Day on the third Saturday. (Dates for meeting can be changed for holidays and conflicts at the Extension. Check the Program Page for changes.) The McSwain Extension Center at 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford, NC is our gathering place. We present a quilt show every other odd numbered year.
Officers for 2016
President, Paula Gloeckler,
Vice President, Terri Riddle
Secretary, Tamara Davidson,
Treasurer , Carol Smith
Community Service/Outreach, Rose Nykiel
Quilts of Valor, Rita & Roland Armstrong
Historian and Facebook, Gladys Noel
Membership, Sharon Raschke
Cultural Arts, Gail Hendricks
Website, Carol Smith
Public Relations Chair, Irene Smith
About Us and
Mailing address: Hearts and Hands ECA Quilters' Gulid , PO Box 222 Lemon Springs, NC 28355
Meetings held at: McSwain Agricultural Center, 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford, NC 27330
Website for McSwain Center: http://lee.ces.ncsu.edu
As a non-profit organizantion community service is a large part of our undertakings. We are constantly providing worthy organizations with quilts and pillowcases for use and to raise funds in raffles. Wounded soldiers are the recipients of Quilts of Valor. The guild assists with 4H Summer Quilt Camps that meet at the McSwain Center. We also teach the 4H Crazy Quilters quilt making every month on the third Saturday of the month. Making monetary contributions helps many worthy causes such as CUOC, Helping Hand Clinic, etc.
Last years project was making 150 Heart Pillows for Central Carolina Hospital. This year our pillowcases and quilts have been going to the Lee County Dept. of Children's Services. We donate food stuffs every month to CUOC and medicines and toiletries to the Helping Hands Clinic. We recently made quilts with soldier's pictures for children of deployed soldiers. We put together 3 Quilts of Valor in one day for veteran soldiers.