STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA PROCLAIMS LOCAL QUILT SHOP DAY Saturday, January 23. 2021

– In recognition of the importance of independent quilt shops to local economies. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed Saturday, January 23, 2021, Local Quilt Shop Day. South Carolina is home to 28 local quilt shops in 26 cities. South Carolina is also home to several historical quilt collections including the McKissick Collection housed at The University of South Carolina, which features over 200 historic quilts that express social commentary and document community history. South Carolina is also home to The Charleston Museum and the largest collection of historical low country quilts in the southeast.

Local quilt shops not only provide supplies for quilting but also provide a spirit of togetherness and creativity that champions the rich character and even the history of our communities. Celebrated on the third Saturday of January, Local Quilt Shop day was established by The Fabric Shop Network, a trade association that represents over 5,000 members of local quilt shop owners globally.

The Fabric Shop Network encourages the public to visit their local quilt shops in person or online on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021. Check with your local quilt shop first for hours and times. Due to COVID restrictions, not all local quilt shops have been able to open their brick-and-mortar front doors again, and many are operating entirely online.

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The Fabric Shop Network is a trade association for independent fabric and quilt retailers. As an organization, we provide comprehensive resources and services to help educate, connect, and support our members worldwide. For more information or interview, contact Laurie Harsh, President of The Fabric Shop Network. Phone (360) 666-2392, email: info@fabshopnet.com

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