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March 2021

Quilts of Valor Ceremony

March 13 @ 1:00 pm
Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526 United States
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The public is invited to view a special Quilts of Valor display at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street, Conway, SC. Different quilts made especially for local veterans by the Myrtle Beach Shorebirds and Conway Quilts of Valor groups will be on display in the Museum from March 3rd through the 26th.
Visitors are also invited to join us March 5th at 2:30 PM for a special presentation by members of the Myrtle Beach Shorebirds as they share the mission and history of the Quilts of Valor Foundation. They will also share how they create quilt kits, their fundraising efforts for the Foundation, and share examples of QOV quilts and pieces from their personal collections. Myrtle Beach Shore Birds began in 2010 and covers Horry, Georgetown and Florence Counties. So far, they have awarded over 4,000 quilts. Those interested in helping Myrtle Beach Shorebirds make quilts can contact Kathleen Williams at memawssewing@gmail.com.
The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) is to cover all service members and veterans, touched by war, with a comforting and healing quilt. In 2003, Catherine Roberts, the founder of the QOVF, had a son deployed to Iraq. She struggled with how to stay busy and keep her mind busy while he was in harm’s way. As a nurse and quilter, Roberts decided she would make and send quilts to Kandahar. Each stretcher that had a wounded veteran got a red, white and blue quilt placed on their stretcher. After six years, the foundation decided to award a quilt to any veteran who served during wartime era, from WWII to present. Since 2003, the foundation, now a national organization, has awarded over 267,000 quilts.

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Fabulous Feedsacks

March 16 @ 1:00 pm
Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526 United States
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“Repair, reuse, make do, and don’t throw anything away” was a common motto during the Great Depression. This way of thinking applied to many aspects of life, including the creation and use of textiles. Join us on Tuesday, March 16th at 1 pm as we discuss how feed and flour sacks were reused to make a variety of items around the house, including quilts, clothing and more.
The program will be held at the Horry County Museum located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC and is free and open to the public; seating will be available. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. To view a full list of programs and events at the Museum, visit www.horrycountymuseum.org.

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Featured Quilter-Deanna Holter

March 17 @ 11:00 am
Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526 United States
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Join us Wednesday, March 17th at 11 AM as we continue our celebration of textiles with local quilter Deanna Holter. Deanna will share her experience quilting and show off pieces that she has made.
Deanna Holter started her quilting career around 1982 with Eleanor Burns and Quilt in a Day. In that program, quilters didn’t use long arm quilts, but instead sewed an ‘x’ from corner to corner. She has since altered her original piece and quilts on her long arm machine. After her first piece, Deanna didn’t make any more quilts until moving to South Carolina in 2005. She found a cute pattern and went to town making quilts for each of her sister in laws. Those quilts got her started on a quilting journey in which she connected with the Grand Strand Quilters. There she met Joan Wobbleton and began volunteering to make Quilts of Valor quilts. Wanting to be a part of a more close knit guild, Deanna joined the Conway Quilt Guild. Deanna feels very grateful to be part of a group of who she calls wonderful and caring ladies that have also been involved in many ceremonies to present quilts to veterans in the Conway area.
The program will begin at 11 AM 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 hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.

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The Chicken Bog King of the Pee Dee

March 17 @ 1:00 pm
Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526 United States
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The 2021 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Chicken Bog: The Chicken Bog King of the Pee Dee.
In Latta, South Carolina in the historic Pee Dee region, a southern stew tradition that served the appetites of rural families located in the swamp communities of Lowcountry South Carolina, is maintained by the Mayor of Latta who has long held the mantle of “Chicken Bog King of the Pee Dee”. Filmmaker Stan Woodward follows him as he and his crew prepare a chicken bog (chicken, rice and secret ingredients only known to the stewmaster) for serving at a stump meeting rally for a local US Congressman running for re-election. Such stews are used in conjunction with political rallies in this part of the state, with the chicken bog tradition tracing back to the late 1800s and the democratic stump meeting held annually at Gallivants Ferry, SC.
The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, March 17th, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway.
The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2021. For a full list of films, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org. For more information, call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or e-mail hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org.

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Jerre Reese: Quilts with a Sense of Humor

March 18 @ 1:00 pm
Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526 United States
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The Horry County Museum will host a program on Quilts with a Sense of Humor by local quilter Jerre Reese. From holidays to animals, join us for a light-hearted trunk show of amusing quilts made by Jerre. Jerre’s talk will be held at the Horry County Museum (805 Main Street, Conway, SC) on Thursday, March 18th at 1 pm.
Jerre Reese grew up in Detroit, MI and began sewing at around ten years old. She began quilting about 42 years ago and has been doing it ever since. At first she did everything by hand but, as machine work became more acceptable, she switched to machine work. Also, because she wanted to finish more than two quilts per year!
She has taken classes with many big-name quilt teachers over the years and has tried just about every quilting technique there is. Her quilts have won ribbons in numerous shows and three have been published in various publications. She also had five quilts juried into the prestigious American Quilter's Society shows. Reese loves quilting and enjoys sharing the knowledge she’s picked up along the way with others.
This program is free to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.

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Featured Quilter: Barbara Jones

March 19 @ 1:00 pm
Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526 United States
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We’re celebrating textiles throughout March at the Horry County Museum. Join us Friday, March 19th as local quilter and textile artist Barbara Jones shares a trunk show with some of her unique creations. Topics will include being bold with prints and color, what to do with tiny scraps, how to have fun with yarn, and more!
Barbara Jones’ studio was once the master bedroom of her home, but is now filled with fabrics and yarns from around the world, as well as a large tv that she can watch old black and white monster movies on while she creates. She also has a variety of books, beads, a gigantic cutting table on wheels, sewing machine and way too many accessories for anything the might be needed!
The program will begin at 1:00 PM 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 hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.

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Quilts of Valor Ceremony

March 20 @ 1:00 pm
Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526 United States
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The public is invited to view a special Quilts of Valor display at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street, Conway, SC. Different quilts made especially for local veterans by the Myrtle Beach Shorebirds and Conway Quilts of Valor groups will be on display in the Museum from March 3rd through the 26th.
Visitors are also invited to join us March 5th at 2:30 PM for a special presentation by members of the Myrtle Beach Shorebirds as they share the mission and history of the Quilts of Valor Foundation. They will also share how they create quilt kits, their fundraising efforts for the Foundation, and share examples of QOV quilts and pieces from their personal collections. Myrtle Beach Shore Birds began in 2010 and covers Horry, Georgetown and Florence Counties. So far, they have awarded over 4,000 quilts. Those interested in helping Myrtle Beach Shorebirds make quilts can contact Kathleen Williams at memawssewing@gmail.com.
The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) is to cover all service members and veterans, touched by war, with a comforting and healing quilt. In 2003, Catherine Roberts, the founder of the QOVF, had a son deployed to Iraq. She struggled with how to stay busy and keep her mind busy while he was in harm’s way. As a nurse and quilter, Roberts decided she would make and send quilts to Kandahar. Each stretcher that had a wounded veteran got a red, white and blue quilt placed on their stretcher. After six years, the foundation decided to award a quilt to any veteran who served during wartime era, from WWII to present. Since 2003, the foundation, now a national organization, has awarded over 267,000 quilts.

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Featured Quilter: Maxi Lardiere

March 23 @ 1:00 pm
Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526 United States
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The Horry County Museum will host a free trunk show by quilter Maxi Lardiere on March 23rd at 1 PM. Maxi Lardiere was born in Austria and immigrated to the US in 1961. She always dreamed of going into art and fashion design but life, family, and making a living got in the way. Retirement at age 63 gave her the freedom that she now treasures. She learned about quilting from her daughter and it immediately changed her life. She has since created an immense body of work. Her quilts have sold all over the USA as well as Canada, Austria, Germany, and Italy. Many more were given as gifts and made for different charity organizations. Her work has been in Quilt and Art Shows in Lancaster, PA; New Jersey; and now in South Carolina where she currently resides. She proudly displays her many prize decorated quilts in her home.
The program will begin at 1:00 pm 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 hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.

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