Welcome to Three Bears Quilting

Three Bears Quilting is an award winning, professional long arm quilt business located in the quaint village of Oriental, North Carolina on the grounds of our historic Bed and Breakfast, the Cartwright House . Our non-smoking, pet free “quilting cottage” is home to our Gammill Optimum long arm machine interfaced with a Statler Stitcher.  Quilt judges love our work!  In fact, the Bears have been awarded "best machine quilting" for the third time in the recent Twin Rivers Quilt Guild show in New Bern Oct 2014. We quilt everything from wall hangings and baby quilts to king-size quilts measuring 110" wide, any length.

We welcome your visits to our studio by appointment only and are within a short drive from New Bern, Beaufort, Morehead City and Atlantic Beach.  Don't forget, you can always send your quilts to our secure Post Office Box.   Please review our shipping instructions.  Or better yet, book a stay at the Cartwright House and meet with Margaret about your quilt.  We'll ship it back to you.



Currently, the Bears are accepting quilts for Edge to Edge or Border to Border quilting only.  We will be back to accepting quilts that require custom quilting, on a limited basis,  at a later date; please stay tuned.  Edge to Edge is quite often the best choice for many quilts.  Please visit our Edge to Edge gallery as well as our Fancy Borders gallery for some ideas for your quilt.   We look forward to helping you!