Quilt exhibit, activities coming to museum/UPDATED

NEMiss.news Quilt exhibit coming to museum
Smith with one of the quilts.
September 3rd, 2020     Community

UPDATED: 10-2-2020: The Quiet Work of Women exhibit opened at the Union County Heritage Museum in September 2020. There are many examples of the fine textile handiwork of women through the last two centuries. Handwoven coverlets, quilting, crochet, embroidery and tatting.

Bring the children and let them enjoy the interactive textile aspects of the exhibit and participate in the community quilt.

The exhibit will be at the museum through January 2021.

To contact the museum for more information about hours, COVID-19 precautions, etc.: http://ucheritagemuseum.com/contact-us/

 

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Union County Heritage Museum Director Jill Smith is preparing a quilt exhibit at the museum.

The exhibit, expected to open after Labor Day, includes a variety of types of quilts, some as early as the 1800s.

She said there are friendship quilts, one relating to the Underground Railroad, one with names from the Thaxton area, an Eastern Star quilt and a contest quilt from Myrtle. People paid a small fee to have their names added to the quilt and one of them won the quilt in a drawing.

In connection with the exhibit, Smith said she is planning to begin quilting with anyone interested invited to participate. Also to be made will be a COVID-19 commemorative quilt.

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