About Us

Guild History

In January of 1977 Sue McCarter taught an advanced quilting class to seven women who wanted to continue quilting together.  This group was chartered through the National Quilting Association as the Charlotte Quilters’ Guild, holding their first public quilt exhibit at Queens College in the Spring of 1977.  The Charlotte Quilters’ Guild stepped up to host the 2nd Annual North Carolina Quilt Symposium in 1979 and began advertising to grow the membership.

The Charlotte Quilters’ Guild reorganized in 1984 and was formally recognized as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization by the IRS in July of 1993.  Over the past 40 years, the Charlotte Quilters’ Guild has hosted state-wide and national quilting conventions, held annual judged shows featuring the work of local quilters, and launched the careers of several nationally renowned, award-winning quilting artists.

The Charlotte Quilters’ Guild has worked to promote the art and craft of quilting throughout the Charlotte community by providing live demonstrations at events as diverse as the Folk Life Festival at Latta Plantation Park, the 1999 Grand Opening of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, and in the classrooms of local schools and colleges. The Guild has provided financial support to host traveling quilt exhibits in the Charlotte area, funded research on historical quilts made in Mecklenburg County in the 1800s, and brought in hundreds of professional quilters and fiber artists from around the world for subsidized workshops and free lectures that are open to the public.

Charity quilting has always been a strong focus of this Guild. The Charlotte Quilters’ Guild initially donated quilts to the Ronald McDonald House in Durham, NC. In the mid 1990s we began partnering with the Child Life Specialists at Novant Hemby Children’s Hospital and Atrium Levine Children’s Hospital to better support children and their families in our local community. We routinely donate quilts to terminally ill cancer patients, veterans in hospice care, and other charitable organizations as well.

View the Charlotte Quilters’ Guild Bylaws


General inquiries can be emailed to: info@charlottequiltersguild.org

The Charlotte Quilters’ Guild
PO Box 11044
Charlotte, NC 28220


President: Rebecca Deming Rumpf
President Elect: OPEN
Secretary: Marybeth Bayer
Treasurer: Amy Owen
Programs Director: Sue Rankin
Membership Director: Dawn Stephens
Outreach Director: Susan Scott
Communications Director: Carol Naples
Community Education Director: Becka Tait
Hospitality Director: Pat Hopkins
Quilt Show Director: Mary Beaty