The Tutwiler quilters,
members of the Craftsmen¹s Guild of Mississippi,
are part of the Tutwiler Community Education Center (TCEC). Responding to a
strong quilting tradition of women in Tutwiler and surrounding towns, Sr.Maureen Delaney SNJM, Director of TCEC and Sr. Joann Blomme O.P., Counselor
at the Tutwiler Clinic, organized the group in 1988 as a way for these women to make money to support their families. As of today the
quilters are about 10 to 12 women from Tutwiler and the surrounding communities.