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NOTE --  2019 was the last Gala held at the Ocean Lakes Campground.  Future Galas will be coordinated by the Museum.  Look at the Horry County Museum website for information.


Horry County Museum Quilt Gala


Click here to view the Horry County Museum's website.


This is an annual event that you won't want to miss.  It is held on the last Friday and Saturday in February in the 17,000 sq. ft. Ocean Lakes Campground recreation center (click here for directions).


The Horry County Museum hosted the first annual quilt gala in 1994 on the lawn of the old county courthouse, with 40 beautiful quilts on display.

The gala has come a long way in 20 years.  Now you will see 200+ entries in 6 different catagories. Anyone may participate in the gala by entering a quilt or quilted item.  This is not a judged or juried show.  The winners are selected by viewers' votes.  Ribbons are awarded for the top three places in each category with one quilt honored as Best of Show.


There are various demos each day, including a Bed Turning which showcases Antique quilts.  You will hear a bit of the history behind each quilt displayed on the bed.  


There is also a Merchant Marketplace with lots of quilting notions, fabrics and patterns available.


2019 Winners

List view  or  Photos

Mark your calendar for the

25th Annual Gala

Feb. 22 & 23, 2019

Entry forms

2019 Featured Quilter

Pat Sprecher

A Fresh Blanket of Snow

"A Fresh Blanket of Snow"

Kathleen Stuart

Winner -- BEST OF SHOW

2019 Quilt Gala


2018 Gala Winners


2017 Gala Winners

2016 Gala Winners


2015 Gala Winners


2014 Gala Winners

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