Grab a cup of tea and settle in to quilt with the 200 members of the Durham Orange Quilter’s Guild. For 40 years, this guild has serviced the community through quilts: big, small, artsy and traditional. On March 8 they’ll end their 40th Anniversary celebration during a 2nd Friday ArtWalk pop-up sale in Downtown Chapel Hill.
What began as a group of six women in the late 1970s has turned into a multi-generational organization of quilters who’ve donated quilts to veterans, hospitals and charity. Patti Postage has served as president of the guild for three years, but she’s been quilting for almost 50.
“I did it with my grandmother and my aunts and cousins,” Postage said. “... I enjoyed the social time with all the family.”
Postage said she loves quilting, but the best part is being able to give back through her quilts.
“Those are special quilts, so when you’re making those, you really feel privileged to be able to present them,” Postage said.