Swamp Fox Quilters Guild Annual Challenge Exhibit
The Swamp Fox Quilters Guild’s Annual Challenge exhibit is now being shown at the Hartsville Museum. The theme for this eagerly anticipated show is “Black and White Plus One.” Each of the entries was allowed to use the colors of black and white, plus one additional color to prepare the quilts. Several quilters chose red as their “plus one” color, but yellow was a popular second choice. The 30 entries displayed ranging from a small 12 ¾ inches by 8 inches to a large 92 inches by 133 inches. Two of these are available for sale. The members of the guild will select winners this Thursday, June 4, and voting for the People’s Choice Award will be open to visitors through August.
Organized in 1980, the Swamp Fox Quilters Guild is composed to members from Hartsville, Florence, Dillon, Mullins, Conway, Marion, Lake City, Timmonsville, McBee, Garden City and Darlington. The guild sponsors a monthly meeting as well as a monthly “work day” where members gather to work on their own projects, have a class or make community quilts. One of the highlights of the year includes educating visitors about quilting at the “Re-enactment of the Skirmish at Gamble’s Hotel” in Florence County. For more information about the group, visit www.swampfoxquilters.com.
The “Black and White Plus One” exhibit of the Swamp Fox Quilters Guild will be on location at the Hartsville Museum through Aug. 29. The museum is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Located at 222 N. Fifth St., Handicapped accessible.
Quilt pictured above: “Lonesome Beauty” by Leah Malasky