Plans are being made and ideas are coming together as the annual Swamp Fox Quilters’ Guild exhibit nears at the Hartsville Museum. Each year a theme is selected by the guild and members develop a creation reflecting that focus. This year, challenge co-chairs Martha Herbert and Joan Goodsell have selected the title “It’s a Small World.” Unlike years past, a size limit has been established for the quilts. Each piece must fall within the dimensions of greater than 60” yet less than 120”. This will be quite a change since both the quilters and the guests are accustomed to pieces in a variety of sizes. It is always a nice surprise to explore the many interpretations that the quilters conceive as they create each “one of a kind” masterpiece.
Organized in 1980, the Swamp Fox Quilters’ Guild is composed of members from Hartsville, Florence, Dillon, Mullins, Conway, Marion, Lake City, Timmonsville, McBee, Garden City and Darlington. The guild sponsors a monthly meeting as well as a monthly “work day” where members gather to work on their own projects, have a class, or make community quilts. One of the highlights of the year includes educating visitors about quilting at the “Re-enactment of the Skirmish at Gamble’s Hotel” in Florence County. For more information about the group, see www.swampfoxquilters.com .