Building Friendships - Building Skills, North Carolina Quilt Symposium William Peace University, Raleigh NC, May 18-21, 2017
Welcome to North Carolina Quilt Symposium 2017 
hosted by the Durham Orange Quilters’ Guild
Our goal is for YOU to have a wonderful time!
Important Updates
– Quilt Show Entry deadline extended to March 31.
– Symposium Registration is available until classes are filled; class schedule will be updated when class is full.
– Some classes have been cancelled due to low enrollment. Please see the Class Schedule.
Symposium will be held on May 18th to 21st at William Peace University in Raleigh, NC. William Peace University is an ideal location! The campus is compact and easy to navigate. Moving in is easy, and getting to your classes, the quilt show, the vendor mall, meals, and evening activities, a breeze.
Building friendships is one of our goals. At Symposium, you get to know other quilters from your own guild, other guilds, and even other states. Many quilters return to Symposium every year to renew these friendships. One group even has Symposium as their annual reunion! Why not ask a few friends to join you? Half the fun is the laughs you will share as you purchase “one more piece of fabric you NEED” or share what you learned that day in class.We have arranged a faculty of excellent teachers who have a wide variety of techniques to share.

Symposium is a great opportunity to try new things or to work on techniques to improve your skills. You will want to carefully review all the offerings and make your choices early to ensure a spot in the classes of your choice. A full-time student can take 12 hours of classes and a lecture. A class will be either 3 hours or 6 hours and a lecture is about 1 hour in length. Selecting and attending classes is the “building skills” part of our theme.

We will have a wonderful quilt show of quilts by Symposium registrants. We hope that everyone who registers will enter a quilt in the show. In addition, we will have a Silent Auction of small quilts to benefit a charity and these small quilts are amazing! Let us know if you plan to provide a small quilt so we can allot enough space to display them all. We also will be collecting blocks (red, white and blue) for Quilts of Valor and there will be a viewer’s choice award from these submissions.


Dates to Remember

Jan 21 – Earliest postmark allowed for Symposium registration.
March 31 – Quilt show entry forms deadline extended to March 31.
May 13 – Quilt take-in at Bernina World of Sewing in Raleigh.
May 14 – Latest date for a mailed or shipped quilt to arrive.
May 18 – Symposium Registration, Quilt Show, and Vendor Mall open at 1 pm.