January 6th – February 1st, 2009
Quilting is one instance of the intersection between art and craft. Though the root of quilting in the United States is anchored in the necessities of colonial, pre-industrial domestic living, it quickly evolved into an independent art form. The Swamp Fox Quilters Guild, based in Florence County, continues to explore the relationship between form and function. This exhibit focuses on traditional quilt block patterns and intends to be an introduction to quilt making and its history in the United States. There are 21 quilts on display, each one selected for it’s unique historical connections, technique and craftsmanship. The result is a diverse and educational exhibition that not only reveals a unique aspect of American history, but the talent of Pee Dee area artists who are keeping the quilting tradition alive.