Quilted Stories

Wofford College will present the exhibit “Quilted Stories” from February 4 – March 30, 2020, featuring quilts of Wofford faculty and staff and displaying storytelling and shared cultural connections. SC Humanities supported this program with a Mini Grant.

This interdisciplinary humanities project celebrates the many uses and meanings of quilts: as a work of art, an individual’s expression, a keeper of history, a healing comforter, an instrument of means, a generational teaching tool, a bonding experience, an accomplishment, a gift, a keepsake, a hobby, and a true craft.  It can represent tangible pieces of memories, life and death, grief and joy, and all that lies between. Quilts span centuries and cultures, weaving humanity at every level of social class and race in America.

The quilts displayed in “Quilted Stories” were curated by Laurel Horton, an internationally acclaimed quilt researcher, author, editor, and lecturer. A catalog of the quilts will also feature each quilt and its story.

On Thursday, March 19, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., there will be an opening reception and gallery walk featuring Laurel Horton.

The exhibit will be displayed in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, 130 Memorial Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 21-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state.  It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 350,000 citizens annually.

Quilt made and submitted by Cassie May