The Palmetto Quilt Guild, Incorporated is a South Carolina nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting and preserving the art of quilting through our educational and charitable activities.
Our Purpose: Promote and preserve the art of quilting; Educate the membership on the history of quilting, its intricacies and ongoing evolution, and provide the opportunity for education, communication and participation to enhance the member’s enjoyment in the art of quilting; Promote the art and craft of quilting to the general public by increasing awareness of quilt history, design, and preservation through education and exhibits.
We have 10 membership meetings a year, which are open to the public, and feature nationally-known speakers who share their quilting knowledge and skills through our workshop program. Guests are welcome!
Members get together more informally through our various Bees, and to increase awareness in the quilting arts, The Guild presents a judged Quilt Festival with over 150 quilts on display.
The Palmetto Quilt Guild offers a wonderful opportunity for beginning to experience quilters to share a common passion for the art of quilting. We welcome new members!
PQG VISUAL ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
The Palmetto Quilt Guild is offering one $3,000 scholarship in 2019. The scholarship is available to high school seniors, living in Beaufort County or graduating from a public or private school in Beaufort County, who will pursue an education in visual arts (including, but not limited to photography, graphic design, textile arts, ceramics, sculpture, and architecture). The applicant must be accepted into a 2 or 4-year institution of higher learning.
Learn more about the Palmetto Quilt Guild Visual Arts Scholarship:
2019 PQG Visual Arts Scholarship Recipient
Alexia (Lexi) Brigstock with Scholarship Chair, Pam Bernard
Our Community Service Program supports our Lowcountry community by making charity quilts which are donated to local nonprofit organizations who provide relief to the poor, the distressed, the underprivileged, the elderly and veterans or advocate for families suffering from domestic violence, rape or child abuse, such as Bluffton Self Help, Hopeful Horizons, CAPA and Penn Center.
Our Outreach Program works with local organizations who provide services to seniors, schools and veterans. We provide wheelchair bags, memory mats and lap quilts to veterans and retirement communities, and offer workshops for local schools.
Last fall, Outreach was asked to help the fifth graders at HHI School for Creative Arts create a quilt to help celebrate their studies of post Civil War and the Gullah culture of HHI. The students traced and colored pictures depicting that era on 8” muslin blocks. With the help of our volunteers, they sewed the blocks to sashing strips and created two quilts! It was great fun to watch the quilts come together! Many thanks to guild volunteers Doo Weidman, Beth Brooks, Debbie Nagley, Lana Armstrong, Kay Larson, Donna Simmons, Patty Supcoe and Donna Frankoski for making this such a successful project!