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Quilters of Kershaw County celebrate 15 years

Posted: September 4, 2017 10:28 a.m.
Updated: September 5, 2017 1:00 a.m.
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The Quilters of Kershaw County, an affiliate member of the Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County, is celebrating 15 years.

In Sept. 2002, the FAC accepted Nancy Smith’s proposal to host a meeting of interested quilters. The group adopted the name Quilters of Kershaw County (QKC) and was approved as a FAC affiliate. The 16 quilters were ready to stitch.

With a mission to encourage and foster the art of quilting, the QKC grew quickly. The QKC meets the second Monday of each month, with the exception of July and August, in the historic Douglas-Reed House at 9:30 a.m. The group includes daytime Bees and an evening Bee (Worker Bees). Membership includes quilters from four nearby counties and several states.

Members have opportunities for classes and a yearly retreat held in February at Camp Longridge in Ridgeway. In addition to personal projects, the QKC supports several outreach projects. It provides quilts for veterans through the Quilts of Valor Project of S.C., and currently presents children’s quilts to the Department of Social Services of Kershaw County for children in need. QKC members frequently display their work in the hallway of the Bassett Building on the FAC campus.

The leaders for this year include President Kathleen Sheldon. Vice President Regina Henson, Secretary Sarah Holmberg, Treasurer Bob Hamilton and Program Chairman Debbie Medlock.

The QKC welcomes anyone who enjoys the art of quilting and to join them at their monthly meeting. For more information about the QKC, contact Sheldon (803) 433-7798.

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