We’re celebrating textiles throughout March at the Horry County Museum! Join us Tuesday, March 26th at 11 AM as local quilters Dot Kenney and Joan Wobbleton share information about Quilts of Valor (QOV). Learn the history of QOV, how to become involved and the basics of constructing quilts; from selecting the fabric through completion. There will also be a demonstration on stars and the opportunity for single star quilts to be taken home and completed.
Dot Kenney began sewing on a Singer trundle machine at the age of 10. She has made wedding, prom, and christening dresses and has sewn all her own clothes and made clothing for family and friends. She first heard about Quilts of Valor in January 2020 at a charity knitting class. Prior to QOV, she had made one quilt, but now makes toppers and helps with local presentations.
Joan Wobbleton is a retired nurse practitioner who began quilting some 60 years ago when she watched her mother in law and her sisters sitting around a large wooden frame in her living room. They spent the day hand quilting and talking. Joan made one hand quilt almost 40 years ago and that was her last: “I found out a sewing machine was quicker and therefore I’ve made many quilts.” Joan and her husband Jim have been involved in the Quilts of Valor program since 2010 including starting the Myrtle Beach Shorebirds group.
The program will be held at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email email@example.com. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.