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South Carolina "Quilts of Valor" Exhibit at the South Carolina State Library

The South Carolina State Library is hosting an exhibit of South Carolina's Quilts of Valor to honor South Carolina veterans. 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.”

Beginning November 1st, different Quilts of Valor will be on display each week at the State Library. Throughout the months of November, December, and January, the State Library is hosting 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 the following dates: 

November 7, 2018

November 14, 2018

November 28, 2018

December 5, 2018

December 12, 2018

January 9, 2019

A Sew Day Workshop is scheduled for November 7th, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This workshop includes a quilt making demonstration by volunteers from the South Carolina Chapter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation.

We welcome the public to come visit to view this beautiful quilt exhibit and attend any of the awards ceremonies and the sewing workshop. Please join us in honoring South Carolina veterans at the South Carolina State Library. For more information, please contact Virginia Pierce, Public Services Librarian, VPierce@statelibrary.sc.gov or 803-734-8646.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
8:30AM - 5:00PM
South Carolina State Library
First Floor
Exhibit General Programming- Cultural