To honor South Carolina veterans this fall, the South Carolina State Library will host an exhibit of South Carolina Quilts of Valor. The Quilts of Valor Foundation is an all-volunteer national service organization whose mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts. To date, this extraordinary effort has awarded nearly 200,000 quilts to veterans across America. The Quilts of Valor in South Carolina is comprised of hundreds of volunteer South Carolinians and several SC quilting guilds who have selflessly donated their own time and resources to creating quilts that convey to South Carolina’s veterans “Thank you for your service, your sacrifice, and valor.”
On November 7, 2018, following a Quilts of Valor Award Ceremony at the State Library, please join us for a Quilts of Valor Sew Day Workshop. This workshop includes a quilt making demonstration by volunteers from the South Carolina Chapter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation who will share and demonstrate how they create quilts that are awarded to South Carolina Veterans.
All are welcome to drop by between 11:00 and 2:00 p.m. on November 7, 2018. This program is FREE and open to the public. This program will be held at the South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia. Please visit our map & directions page or call (803) 734-8666 for parking information. For more information, please contact Virginia Pierce at (803) 734-8646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the Sew Day Workshop, please visit us for South Carolina Quilts of Valor Award Ceremonies at the South Carolina State Library. Throughout the months of November, December, and in early January, the State Library will host six Quilts of Valor Award Ceremonies in which the quilts on display will be awarded to veterans from the Midlands. The awards ceremonies are scheduled on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on 11/7/18; 11/14/18; 11/28/18; 12/5/18; 12/12/18; and 1/9/19.