Kathleen Armel: The 5 Oldest Quilt Blocks

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Kathleen Armel: The 5 Oldest Quilt Blocks

March 20 @ 11:00 am

We’re celebrating textiles throughout March at the Horry County Museum! Stop by to hear from local quilters on a range of topics. In addition to the free programming, you’ll have a chance to win a door prize at every event! Join us Wednesday, March 20th at 11 AM as local quilter Kathleen Armel presents the history behind some of the oldest known quilt blocks. Many of these blocks have been used in quilts over the years and are still found in modern sampler quilts today.

Kathleen’s quilt journey mirrors all the moves she and her husband made while she was employed by JC Penney, and ending here in Conway, with Belk. Starting in West Virginia, and moving through Indiana/Kentucky, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Armel’s progress in quilting grew with every move, and each quilt made has a story. Kathleen considers herself a traditionalist, as she favors simple blocks and basic colors. At last count, Armel’s home has over 74 quilts in it! Almost every room has a quilt or more. Kathleen is also one of the founding members of the Conway Quilt Guild, which was started in 2013 by the late Kim Parker of Horry County Parks & Recreation Seniors Program. She is thrilled to see the group grow from 9 members to over 70 these past 9 years and feels that her piecing and quilting has grown even more with the sharing of knowledge this group shares!

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 hcg.museum@horrycountysc.gov. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.


March 20
11:00 am


Horry County Museum
805 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526 United States
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