In honor of South Carolina veterans this fall, the State Library is partnering with the S.C. Chapter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) to host a rotating exhibit of patriotic Quilts of Valor. A Quilt of Valor is a handmade quilt of the highest quality made by volunteers of S.C. Quilts of Valor.
It is a lifetime award given by civilians to veterans in an effort to convey to them that we “Thank you for your service, your sacrifice, and valor.”
Throughout this three month exhibit, quilts on display will be awarded to South Carolina veterans and active military service members from the Midlands in Awards Ceremonies held at the SC State Library. This exhibit is open to the public from November 1, 2018 to January 9, 2019.
We welcome you to visit the State Library and view the beautiful display of quilts. Please join us for one of several award ceremonies taking place during November, December, and January to honor local veterans or for a Sew Day workshop on November 7 from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact Virginia Pierce, Public Services Librarian, VPierce@statelibrary.sc.gov or 803-734-8646.
Six award ceremonies are scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesdays at the S.C. State Library on November 7, 2018 as well as November 14, November 28, December 5, December 12, and January 9, 2019.
We also invite you to attend a free Sew Day Workshop on November 7th, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the State Library as we celebrate the tradition and cultural significance of quilt making in South Carolina. This workshop includes a quilt making demonstration by the wonderful volunteers from the South Carolina Chapter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation.
The S.C. Chapter of Quilts of Valor is comprised of hundreds of volunteer South Carolinians and several S.C. quilting guilds across the state.
Special thanks to Mrs. Anne Mixon, the SC Quilts of Valor State Coordinator and South Carolina Representative for the national Quilts of Valor Foundation who has made this exhibit and programs possible. We would also like to thank all of the many volunteers who selflessly donate their own time and resources to creating handmade quilts for South Carolina’s many veterans.