All parking lots are open to Symposium participants.

Checklist/Map – Print and bring with you to Raleigh


Updates on classes are being made on the Teachers/Workshops page.

Downloadable PDFs        Symposium Brochure               General Information             Tentative Schedule                       Registration Form/Classes – updated

Classes at a Glance-updated         Quilt Show Entry/Rules-updated            Checklist/Deadlines              Wine Tasting Registration           Brochure in Black & White      

General Information

This year, we are offering many ways to enjoy Quilting with the Stars. We ask all participants to complete registration information, choose housing preferences or indicate housing off campus, decide how many and which classes and lectures to attend, and prepay  additional meals if desired. Evening programs are offered to the public and free of charge. It is our hope every STAR will be able to  participate! If you need assistance during symposium, please find a committee member or a NCQSI Board member to help you. Check in will be held beginning 12:00 pm on Thursday afternoon June 2 and daily during symposium in the gym 8 AM to 6 PM. We ask arrivals after 7 PM on any evening to come to the Fine Arts Building, the location of the evening programs, where we may assist you.

Classes and Lectures

Symposium begins Thursday afternoon, June 2 and continues to Sunday, June 5 at lunchtime.  Classes and lectures begin Friday, June 3.  There are seven time periods; each time period provides options for classes or lectures. Each time period is three hours and some of the classes may cover more than one time period, continuing to the next time period or next day. Two lectures are offered each time period, lasting approximately one hour. Class assignments are based on first come first served from the registrations. NO REGISTRATIONS will be accepted before JANUARY 18. Please allow time in your schedule to see the quilt show and visit the vendor mall.

Evening Programs

All evening programs held on campus will begin at 7 PM and are free of charge and open to the public. They will be held at the Fine Arts Building.

Thursday:    The opening ceremony features guest speaker Scott Mason from WRAL-TV Raleigh, faculty introductions,  welcome from NCQSI board members, and quilt show awards. This is followed by a faculty reception and book signing in the cafeteria.

Friday: Our featured speaker for the evening is Charlotte Angotti.

Saturday: Our featured speaker for the evening is Mickey Depre.

The City of Raleigh features many exciting activities in the downtown area on the first Friday of each month. The R-LINE is downtown Raleigh’s free bus service to connect to retail, restaurants, and entertainment venues in the downtown area and it is accessible from the campus. Information will be available at check in.  If you like, a  wine-tasting event, served by The Wine Feed at the Hampton Inn Glenwood South, is offered for $25 per person, on Saturday evening at 6:30 PM; reservations are requested.   See page 6 for registration form.


William Peace University offers double and single residence hall housing.  At check in, a $75 key deposit (cash or check) is required. The rooms are in a suite arrangement; two rooms share a bath and two beds to each room. A limited number of single rooms are available. Full linen package for all guests will be provided by the University which includes: pillow, twin bed set of two flat sheets and one pillow case, blanket, two bath towels and one washcloth, soap, and cup. Hot water and coffee will be available by 6 AM in the dorm.  If you are staying on campus at William Peace University, breakfast and lunch are included. We request reservations for dinner on campus received and paid with registration by April 18.

Off-site Housing

If you want off-site housing, we are in the process of determining what is available.  We ran into a snafu with our original block of rooms.  New off-site accommodations are being worked on.

2/4/16 Off-site Housing Options


If you are boarding at William Peace University, breakfast and lunch are included in the fee. Dinner reservations may be made by April 18 for an additional $12/dinner.  For day participants, lunch reservations may be made by April 18 for an additional $9/lunch.  There are many dining options across the street from campus at the Seaboard Station, more choices within walking distance, and others available by the free city R-LINE bus.

Tee shirt and pins

Please reserve your tee shirt and symposium pin by April 18. Please indicate color and size of the tee shirt with your reservation. You will receive your items at check-in. A limited number of pins and tee shirts will be available for purchase during symposium.

NC Quilt Symposium 2016  Mail Art Post Card Party

What is it?
The 2016 Symposium Mail Art Post Card Party is a fun way to connect with other quilters attending Symposium by making and  receiving quilted post cards.

Making Post Cards
Quilters that would like to participate in the Mail Art Post Card Party  should select the option to join on their NC Quilt  Symposium 2016 registration form. Quilters participating in the Mail Art Post Card Party will receive a post card kit via mail within two weeks of registering for NC Quilt Symposium and the Mail Art Post Card Party. The kit will include:

  • Instruction Sheet
  • 5” x 7” Pellon Peltex 71F Ultra Firm Stabilizer
  • 5” x 7” Cotton Batting
  • Postcard Stamped 5” x 7” muslin backing

Quilters can make the front of their post cards in any way they choose as long as the cards meet the following criteria:

  • Finished size 5” x 7”. Post Cards must be less than ¼” thick
  • Post Cards must be made of fabric and at least one layer of batting. They may be machine quilted or hand quilted.
  • Embellishments such as beads, yarn, paint, threads, wool, etc are welcome, but not required.
    •    Post cards must be finished around the edges. Traditional binding, zig zag stitch, straight stitch,  pillowcase or any other method is acceptable.
    •    Back of the card must include room for a stamp, recipient address and return address.
    •    Please considering signing your card and including your return address on the back. If you would rather, you may use the Capital Quilters Guild address, Capital Quilters Guild, PO Box 20331, Raleigh, NC 27619-0031.
  • Completed post cards may be turned in at Symposium during registration. They may also be mailed (in an envelope) to Susan Owenby, 132 Waltons Creek Road, Morrisville, NC, 27560.Please note – we are unable to accept any post cards that have licensed characters or artwork that does not belong to the quilter.

Receiving Post Cards
The fun part of mail art is mailing it! Quilters that complete and turn in a post card, will receive a random post card in return. All mailed post cards will be post marked no later than June 21st.

Star Quilt Challenge for Military Missions in Action

Military Missions in Action (MMIA, 501(c)(3) nonprofit since 2008) assists returning United States military men and women in adjusting to civilian life. MMIA has completed projects state wide and offers services in all 100 counties in North Carolina. As a way to support our veterans, Capital Quilters Guild invites you to make an 18 inch, star-themed quilt and offer it for a silent auction benefitting MMIA.

Will you help? We are inviting all participants, including faculty, to donate an 18 inch square star-themed quilt. Quilts will be collected during check-in and shown during symposium.  The quilts will be displayed in the Quilt Show where you can place your silent bids.   Winning bids will be awarded at 6 PM on Saturday, June 4th. The money will be collected at that time (cash or checks payable to MMIA), and the quilts will be distributed. For further information about MMIA, visit: or contact Sue Ann Jatko at

Raffle Quilt

Come see our beautiful raffle quilt!  Capital Quilters Guild is selling raffle tickets. The drawing will be held at lunch time on June 5. You do not need to be present to win.  We invite you to visit the displays on campus from other guilds and purchase their raffle tickets as well.

Quilt Show and Vendor Mall Hours

Thursday June 2, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am –  6:00 pm

Refund policy

Registration fee of $25 is non-refundable. Room, class, lecture and meal fees may be refunded prior to April 18. Please notify the guild if unforeseen events happen to prevent participation.

Symposium 2017

Durham-Orange Quilters’ Guild will host Symposium 2017 at William Peace University on May 18 –21, 2017.   Look for the brochure in early January 2017.

Capital Quilters Guild website       NC Quilt Symposium website   Durham-Orange Quilters’ Guild website