We’re celebrating textiles throughout March at the Horry County Museum! Join us Tuesday March 7th at 11 AM as local quilter and textile artist Jill Messier shares some of her unique creations.
Jill Messier moved to Conway from Enfield, Connecticut four years ago and arrived two days before Hurricane Florence. She began quilting in the 1970s after visiting a neighbor who quilts. Messier used the book Lap Quilting by Georgie Bonesteel to create a quilt in the Grandmother’s Fan pattern. After preparing and sewing the quilt by hand, Messier soon found that she had a new hobby. She has currently finished 97 quilts ranging in size from baby to king, with all but 2 being quilted by hand. Many quilts have been kept or gifted to friends and family, while some have won ribbons at shows. Messier is currently working on 6 different quilts. She also likes to use leftover material to create other items, such as origami butterflies, wallets, cozies, iPad covers and purses.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.