Get ready for the 2018 Quilt Gala, Sponsored by the Grand Strand Quilters

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Not too far from the Compass Cove Resort is the 24th Annual Quilt Gala at the Ocean Lakes Family Campground.  If your passion is quilting, you won’t want to miss this event.   The Compass Cove Resort is a great place for your accommodations, amenities and amazing oceanfront views.

The first gala took place at the Horry County Museum in 1994 on the lawn of the old County Courthouse.  It was a spectacular site with 40 beautiful hand-made quilts on display waiving in the wind. Over the past 20+ years, this event has grown to a 2-day event and includes over 200 quilts and quilted items.

The Grand Strand Quilters, keeps the young to mature quilters a place to share in the Art of Quilting.  They not only offer classes and tips amongst each other, but they also do a strong outreach in the community by donating quilts and hosting Charity Sew Days.  To learn more visit

The gala is held at the Ocean Lakes Family Campground in their ballroom with over 17,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space for the vendors to display their prized quilts along with a Merchant Marketplaces with lots of quilting notions, fabrics, and supplies for sale.

Details about the 2018 Gala:

24th Annual Quilt Gala

Friday, February 23, 2018

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, February 24, 2018

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Quilt Drop-off is Thursday, February 22: 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Quilt Pick-Up is Saturday, February 24: 4:45 PM

Open to the public

Admission is $5 per person, children 12 and under are free

If you want to enter the gala, fill out the entry form [entry form] and you can exhibit.  There will be an award for the viewer’s choice.   Winners will be given for third, second and first place including the best of show.  The first place winners will get to have their quilts displayed at the Horry Country Museum.

Maybe you want to enter the Challenge Category, “Life’s a Beach”.  There will be winner’s for this category as well.

You won’t want to miss the many door prizes we have that you can win or join in the raffle drawing.  If you are looking for some new ideas or maybe just began quilting, there will be hand quilting demonstrations, lectures and even special exhibit by Fiber Fanatics, a local fiber arts guild.

After a wonderful day indoors enjoying and even picking up some quilting needs, head back to the Compass Cove Resort to relax and unwind on your Myrtle Beach winter getaway.