The annual Edisto Day Bazaar will be held Saturday, May 5, 10am – 3pm, at the Lions Club Building, 2970 Myrtle Street, Edisto Beach, SC. Come enjoy an old time bazaar with arts and crafts, baked goods, books and media, jewelry and accessories, attic treasures, plants, quilt auction, guest vendors, and lunch at the KD Café.
The bazaar is sponsored by the Whatsoever Circle of the International Order of King’s Daughters and Sons. Proceeds benefit humanitarian projects and services for Edisto Beach and Island residents. The bazaar is the chapter’s only fund raiser throughout the year. During the past year donations for local charities have included the American Heart Association, Animal Lovers of Edisto, Charleston County Library Begin with Books Project, Colleton County Arts Council, Edisto Beach Fire Department, Edisto Beach Elementary School, Edisto Belles (breast cancer awareness), Edisto Island Community Assoc. Scholarship Fund, Edisto Island Food Pantry, Edisto Island Home Mission Team, Learning Through Loggerheads, and Team Linda.
Women from Edisto Island have had a long tradition of Christian service. The Whatsoever Circle was organized Jan. 13, 1888, and is the second oldest continually operating IOKDS chapter in the United States. The chapter’s name, Whatsoever Circle, is based upon Scripture found in Philippians 4:8.
This year’s King’s Daughters Quilt is the work of many hands, over a period of years. The pattern is the classic Dresden Plates in authentic fabrics from the 30’s and 40’s. The Dresden Plates were pieced by an unknown quilter some time in the past. A previous resident of Edisto Island gave these unfinished Dresden Plates to Fran Geisler. Our own local artist is not quilter, but she immediately recognized the beauty and value of these pieces. She gave them to Deb Grier, who is a quilter. While Grier admired the workmanship and heritage, she unselfishly donated them to the King’s Daughters to be used to make this year’s quilt.
Various members of King’s Daughters appliquéd the Dresden Plates to a simple white background. Sashing and 9 patches were added to finish off the blocks. The quilt, 85″ x 103″ is quilted in an overall rose design.
Both Fran Geisler and Deb Grier are so pleased that the work of an unknown quilter has been finished and will find a place in some lucky person’s home.
The templates used by the unknown quilter were cut from card stock, which is very aged looking. On one side of the template is a partial recipe and on the other are the charges for various dairy products. For example, Grade A Milk was 10 cents a quart, Grade AA Milk was 11 cents. Malted Milk was 60 cents.
For further information please contact Bazaar Chairman Denise Blauch by calling 843/869-2001.