Laurel Posey

Quilt Turning at the Horry County Museum

Join us on March 12th & 26th for a program on antique quilts from Horry County as staff shares examples of historic quilts from the Horry County Museum’s textile collection. Admission is free. The program will begin at 1 p.m. in the McCown Auditorium, located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This event is free.

Laurel Posey

Featured Quilter Maxi Lardiere at the Horry County Museum

The Horry County Museum will host a free trunk show by quilter Maxi Lardiere on March 23rd at 1 p.m. 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.

Laurel Posey

Discussion on Wholecloth Quilts at the Horry County Museum

The Horry County Museum will host a free program by quilter Kathleen Stuart on Wholecloth Quilts. When it comes to “traditional” quilts, Kathy prefers to make wholecloth quilts using the traditional medallion style. However, she likes to use luxe fabrics such as silk dupioni or sateen and often incorporates machine embroidery. Kathy also likes to use fabric paints and Swarovski crystals on her wholecloth quilts. Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Kathy now lives in North Carolina so that she can enjoy the warmer weather. She has been interested in every aspect of fiber since the age of four, having tried almost every technique including knitting, crochet, needlepoint, tatting, macramé and quilting, although she didn’t begin to quilt until 2001. Her discussion at the museum starts at 10 a.m. March 10th.

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Mini Trunk Show & “Quilts with a Sense of Humor” by Jerre Reese

The Horry County Museum will host a "Mini Trunk Show" by local quilter Jerre Reese, Thursday, March 25th at 1 p.m. View just a few of her miniature quilts and learn how she makes them. She will also give a program on "Quilts with a Sense of Humor" March 18th at 1 p.m. This light-hearted trunk show of amusing quilts features subjects from holidays to animals. Reese grew up in Detroit, MI and began sewing at around 10 years old. She began quilting about 42 years ago and has been doing it ever since. At first she did everything by hand, but she switched to machine work as it became more acceptable... and, because she wanted to finish more than two quilts per year!    

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March Quilting Programs Continue With Lecture on Feed Sack Fabrics

“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 p.m. as we discuss how feed and flour sacks were reused to make a variety of items around the house, including quilts and clothing. The program will be held at the Horry County Museum located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC and is free; seating will be available.

Laurel Posey

Featured Quilter Barbara Jones

The Horry County Museum is celebrating textiles throughout March. Friday, March 19th, 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, and how to have fun with yarn. Barbara Jones’ studio was once the master bedroom of her home, but is now filled with fabrics and yarns from around the world. She also has a variety of books, beads, a gigantic cutting table on wheels, sewing machine and "way too many accessories" for anything that might be needed! The program will begin at 1 p.m.

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Future Relic by Carey Morton

The Adele Kassab Gallery located within the Hyman Fine Arts Center of Francis Marion University presents Future Relic, an installation of sculpture and 3D works by Carey Morton, January 12-February 18. Morton pursues the unification of opposing forces. Religious iconography, modern technology, ancient myth and the natural world coalesce in forged steel, wood, and found objects. These materials combine from the minimal to the theatrical. Seeking to expose the nuances that lie within the extremes of life the resulting works become complex symbolic structures in which we can consider past, present and future. Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.

Laurel Posey

“Art Blossoms” at the Columbia Museum of Art

The Columbia Museum of Art presents "Art Blossoms," featuring floral art from designers and garden clubs across the greater Columbia region. More than 20 arrangements interpret works of art in florals throughout the galleries and public spaces. "Art Blossoms" activities include a preview party, a brunch, and a wine tour. This unique exhibition also serves as a fundraiser for the Columbia Museum of Art. Every ticket purchased for the exhibition and its related events supports the CMA's award-winning arts education and programming. The CMA is practicing cleaning and physical distancing to welcome you as safely as possible.  

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“Art Blossoms” Brunch

Have brunch on beautiful Boyd Plaza and enjoy botanical cocktails and a multi-course menu, live music, and a special guest during this unique dining experience, a chance to gather with your friends in the springtime air. Ticket includes access to the CMA galleries to see the more than 20 arrangements interpreting works of art in florals. "Art Blossoms" is a unique exhibition that also serves as a fundraiser for the Columbia Museum of Art. Every ticket purchased for the exhibition and its related events supports the CMA's award-winning arts education and programming.

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“Art Blossoms” Opening Party

The Columbia Museum of Art hosts a preview party to kick off "Art Blossoms," an all-new exhibition experience. Floral-inspired food and drink with live music in the open air on Boyd Plaza. Mingle — physically distanced — inside the museum and see more than 20 arrangements that interpret works of art in florals throughout the galleries and public spaces. Become a part of the art yourself with a flower bar — express your style with a single bloom to accent your outfit or make a statement. VIP ticketholders get the very first look at "Art Blossoms," and an opportunity to chat with the creators, at 6 p.m. Doors open for general admission at 7 p.m. "Art Blossoms" is a unique exhibition that also serves as a fundraiser for the Columbia Museum of Art. Every ticket purchased for the exhibition and its related events supports the CMA's award-winning arts education and programming.