Anderson Has A Reputation

By Cece Lewis

South Carolina is filled with charming, unique places to visit. From the beaches and islands to the mountains of the Upstate, South Carolina offers a little bit of something for everyone. 

Anderson’s reputation?  Well, most folks would say Lake Hartwell and they might not be wrong. After all, my husband is a member of the Electric City Bassmasters and enjoys those early cold mornings in February and the steaming hot sun in late May. 

However, those of us who have experienced years of the delights Anderson offers know that we have another reputation.  It’s about quilting!  The biennial Quilt Show will held July 19th and 20th at the Anderson Civic Center.  If you’ve never been introduced to this art form, we have a treat for you. Quilts have evolved over the last 35 years or so and now are much more than just a cover on a bed.  

We invite you and your family and friends to come and spend some time looking at and voting for your favorite quilt in many different categories including art quilts, modern quilts, wearables and accessories. 

The Quilt Show also will offer tickets to win quilts and baskets of fabric. The Boutique will feature handmade items valued up to $30. The Book Nook will offer quilt magazines and patterns.  A Secondhand store will present bargains galore. The Silent Auction has an enormous variety of items to bid on including handcrafted dolls, table runners, placemats and hand-crafted jewelry and large baskets of quilt patterns including all the fabric needed to make a gorgeous quilt. Finally, the Silent Auction will even offer a stuffed Clemson Tiger holding an official NFL football signed by our own Dabo Swinney.

The Quilt Show is the major financial support for the philanthropy efforts of our two guilds – Prickly Fingers and the Electric City Quilters Guild.  Together we make quilts for veterans, children in foster care group homes, cancer patients, children in the hospital, infants in NICU, police officers to comfort accident victims, the homeless, abused children, Shriner’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and many more.

Gather your friends and come spend a few hours meeting the folks who are so dedicated to Anderson.  Yes, indeed, Anderson has a reputation.  It’s for our Quilt Show – one of the best around.

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