Often known in other guilds as “Bees”, Tributaries are small groups that meet regularly for members to share their love of quilting.  Meetings are very casual and always open to visitors and/or new members.  All offer plenty of free advice.  Sometimes of it is even about quilting!  Following is a quick summary of the current Tributaries. 

Please note: There is no limit to the number of tributaries in Red River Quilters.  If you would like to start a new group please let any Board Member know so we can help you get started.  The more the merrier!


Haughton Quilters
Meets: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month
Time: 9:00 AM – mid-afternoon
Location: Southern Methodist Church, Highway 80, Haughton 
Contact Person: Bobbie Branch

Pack a lunch and prepare to laugh! The Haughton Quilters usually work on individual projects (both by hand and machine) but sometimes tackle a common pattern. Twice a year the group organizes a 4-day overnight quilting retreat. There are also 3-day “sew-ins” twice a year at the church.



Sew n Sews
Meets: 2nd Monday of each month
Time: 1:00 PM 
Location: PC Embroidery & Cottage Quilts, 9377 Mansfield Road, Shreveport
Contact Person: Bobbie Deeter

This group meets monthly to work on a year-long quilt project. Quilts may be completed with monthly “steps” or at each individual’s own pace. Members meet each month to encourage & admire each other’s progress in Show & Tell.



Sew Pieceful Quilters
Meets: Every Thursday
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Little Country Quilt Shop, 534 Old Arcadia Road, Minden
Contact Person: Nona Sale, 377-2462


These ladies spend their Thursdays sharing quilting, laughs and dessert! Everyone brings their own works-in-progress to stitch (both by hand and machine) although there’s often a contingent working on a common project. Bring your lunch and look forward to homemade dessert in a pieceful setting.  Like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get!



Sunday Strippers
Meets: 3rd Sunday of each month
Time: Noon – mid-afternoon
Location: Members’ homes
Contact Person: Mary Sewell


The interests of this group include quilting, knitting, beading and garment making. Members enjoy a hostess-prepared lunch as they share and discuss their latest projects (both for hurrahs and helpful hints). Note: Please contact Mary if you’d like to attend as the meeting location changes each month.



Thread Benders
Meets: Every Wednesday
Time: 9:00 AM – early afternoon
Location: First Lutheran Church, 2115 Line Ave., Shreveport
Contact Person: Louise Smith


Join the chatter around the table! Everyone brings their individual projects to work on (both by hand and machine) as well as a lunch to enjoy in each other’s company. Support and encouragement is sweetened with homemade dessert!



UFO Quilters
Meets: 3rd Saturday
Time: 9:00 AM - lunchtime
Location: History Center, Bossier Central Library, 2206 Beckett Street, Bossier City
Contact Person: Bobbie Deeter

Here’s an opportunity to turn your “to-dos” into “ta-dahs”! These ladies meet once a month to make progress on those unfinished projects (both by hand and machine), ending each meeting with lunch out together.