Photo Gallery | HCF To Feature Historic Handcrafted Quilts January 25th to March 17th
Historic Columbia Foundation debuts Patchworks of History: The Quilts of Historic Columbia Foundation, a new exhibit featuring handcrafted quilts dating back to the 1820s. Patchworks will be on display at the Robert Mills House from Friday, January 25th through Sunday, March 17th as part of HCF’s daily Robert Mills House tours.
Since 1965, HCF has collected and exhibited quilts as a way of preserving the history of Columbia, Richland County and South Carolina. This new exhibit will feature five of the fifty-two quilts from HCF’s collection as well as early 19th century sewing notions including a Ladies Companion sewing kit that belonged to Sarah Hall Crotchet, niece of Ainsley Hall (the original owner of the Robert Mills House).
A Quilting Workshop will take place in conjunction with this exhibit on Saturday, January 26th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Robert Mills House. This event includes a tour of the newly installed Patchworks exhibit as well as a workshop featuring instructions on how to make a crazy quilt.
Patchworks of History: The Quilts of Historic Columbia Foundation is shown as part of our regularly scheduled guided tours of the Robert Mills House. Tours run at the top of the hour Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm and Sunday, 1 to 4 pm. Free for HCF members, the tour is $6 for non-member adults and $3 for non-member youth. Tickets can be purchased at the Gift Shop at Robert Mills, 1616 Blanding Street. Visit www.historiccolumbia.org for more information.