The Swamp Fox Quilters’ Guild
Our purpose is to educate, create, stimulate interest, maintain and record all matters pertaining to the making, collecting, and preserving of quilts and to acquire members and unite them in the bonds of friendship through the shared appreciation of quiltmaking.
The Swamp Fox Quilters meet the 1st Thursday of each month, excluding July. For workdays, we meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month, except for July and December. All meetings (unless otherwise noted) are held at 9:30 am at the:
The Swamp Fox Quilters Guild was started in the fall of 1980 by an energetic lady named Margie Notess, who worked for the Florence Recreation Department. The first few meetings were held at the old Timrod Park Schoolhouse with approximately 10 ladies attending. As the word spread, more ladies joined. With Margie at the helm, we had different programs and demonstrations. A few members who had been quilting for a while shared their knowledge to help others learn this wonderful art form. There are 3 current SFQ members who were charter members: Doreen Copeland, Lorene Arnette, and Martha Herbert. Over the years the guild has grown and hosted many quilt shows/exhibits. Many lecturers/teachers have given instructive workshops, all of which have added to our ever-growing techniques and skills. The guild has approximately 60 members who actively support the projects and programs offered. The members have fun sewing and being together twice a month.
At each meeting, a time is set aside for Show and Tell. Members are encouraged to bring in their finished quilts to show to the guild and to tell something about them. Sometimes stories of how the quilt was designed, what inspired it, or how it was made are shared as well. It is great fun and very inspiring to see what fellow members are busy creating and a lot can be learned from each quilt shown.