Quilters find escape, stitch up for festival
By Beth Velliquette
The Daily Reflector
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
With all the news of the world, screaming TVs and busy days, there's a place where a group of women in Greenville go to find some peace.
They pull out their scissors, needles and threads and sort through the piles and piles of fabric they've accumulated and start to sew. They're quilters.
“I love to cut a piece, put the pieces together. It's kind of like my quiet time, my very peaceful time,” said Renee Fish, a five-year member of the Greenville Quilter's Guild. “It's my happy place where I can go to get away form the noise and the TV and all that.”
Recently, some of the guild members gathered at the Pitt County Senior Center on County Home Road for a quilting session, although you don’t have to be a senior to join the guild. The members are of all ages, with the youngest in her 30s and the oldest 92.
The women are getting ready for the Greater Greenville Quilt Festival later this month.