Friendship can be expressed in many ways. The annual Quilt Show at the Greenwood County Historical Society, on display April 15, highlights the friendships of women from 1912 through the 1940’s with a display of eight friendship quilts. These creations represent the creativity and resourcefulness of women from these time periods, who used small pieces of fabric to commemorate friendships and to build communities. The quilts on display were created by groups of women from Eureka, Madison, Upper Fall River, Piedmont and Severy and the signatures on the quilts represent 1,094 individuals and families from those areas. Some of the quilts were created to be auctioned off with the proceeds to be used for community improvements such as a new parsonage in Piedmont and some just for the enjoyment of spending time together.
The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 - 4. Take a few minutes to come in and enjoy this display and see what else the museum has to offer.
March 1, 2019 begins Quilt Month.