City of Anderson, SC. Tour

Walking tour of the Quilt Trail, artistic and historical sites throughout the City of Anderson, SC.

City of Anderson, SC. Tour

Anderson, South Carolina 29621, United States

Created By: Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail

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Tours - Visit Anderson

City of Anderson South Carolina

Anderson was named for General Robert Anderson, a Revolutionary War hero who was born in 1741. The city was founded in December 1826 and incorporated by an act of Legislature, December 19, 1833. Anderson was the first city in the south to have an unlimited supply of electric power. The first cotton gin in the world was operated by electricity in 1897.

Today the City of Anderson has small-town charm and is rich in culture. There are many opportunities to explore a wide variety of shops, eateries, public art, and parks while following the Quilt Trail. Be sure to take in the diverse public art displays throughout the City. Additional information about shops, eateries, and events can be found on the Downtown Anderson, and Visit Anderson. web sites.

The tour starts at the Anderson Art Center and the Visit Anderson Visitors Center. Free parking, restrooms, and an opportunity to view local art, current exhibits, and obtain additional local information.

Each of the hand-painted quilts you’ll view on the tour is a replica of the original fabric quilt. Click here to be directed to the UHQT web site for additional information about each quilt and an interactive map for additional directions or UHQT locations. The number in front of the quilt name can be used to locate the quilt story from the search bar on the UHQT home page.

Development ot this tour App was funded by City of Anderson Accommodation Tax Grant

City of Anderson

Pictures were provided by Glenn Brill's personal collection, Beth Batson City of Anderson, and Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail.

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What You'll See on the Tour

#47 Whirlpool  Quilter & Designer Marjan Kluepfel Sponsor Mountain Lakes Region of the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor and the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor. The original fabric quilt is displayed in the Anderds... Read more
#202 Double Illusions Quilter Heidi Woklo. Sponsor The Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail This Quilt was made for the Anderson Arts Center 2015 show Double Illusions that displayed the original fabric quilt alongside the hand painted quilt panel... Read more
#105 Corn & Peas and a Cornucopia  Quilter  Robin Kaja Sponsor The Anderson County Master Gardeners The 3-block quilt was chosen by several members of the Master Gardeners who are quilters. The table runner quilt was made by Robin Ka... Read more
 "Can you dig it”, Anderson Arts Center’s sponsored Community Garden Mural, located on side of Art Center Building east of the Farmers Market.
The Anderson UHQT Production Studio is located on the lower level of the Andrew Carnegie Building. The UHQT Studio entrance is on back side of building. Volunteers paint on Friday’s 9:30 am – Noon. Ask at Art Centers or Visite Anderson... Read more
 Main Street Sculp Tour. Main Street. SculpTOUR is a public partnership with the City of Anderson and is organized by the Anderson Arts Center. Together, there are nine sculptures placed around Downtown Anderson. The pieces are identified ... Read more
The Park is anchored below the Murray Avenue bridge along West Earle and Orr streets. The commemorative pocket park features enhanced landscaping and a clock monument designed by local artist Scott Foster. Verdin Clock Company custom built ... Read more
#208 Wild Thing Quilter Diane Schonauer Sponsor Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail In 2016, The Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail (UHQT) announced the selection of Anderson City resident, Diane Schonauer, as the UHQT quilter of the year. This program ... Read more
Located in plaza behind Home2 Suites by HIlton Church Street was a thriving center for African American commerce in Anderson, South Carolina from (circa) 1907 until 1980, when most of the buildings were torn down to make way for a parking l... Read more
#119 Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilter Verna Mayfield.   Sponsor The City of Anderson Economic Development Office Grandmothers Flower Garden was sponsored in 2011and placed on the interior wall of the pavilion adjacent to Wren Park. The... Read more
Mural on Main, Leadership Anderson Class 36. The purpose of the Mural on Main is to act as a conduit for continued growth in Anderson by connecting the community through the power of art..  Local artist Herman Keith designed and installed... Read more
Carolina Wrens Main Street is a flutter, with dozens of Carolina Wrens roosting in unusual spots! Put your skills to the test, find them all, and make your Downtown Anderson stroll a unique experience. Need a clue or two to locate them ... Read more
# 79 Compass Rose, Quilter Diane Schonauer Sponsors Anderson Prickly Fingers Quilt Guild & David and Diane Schonauer  The Main Library has been hosting the Anderson Prickly Fingers Quilt Guild’s meetings for many years. To honor t... Read more
Generator Park commemorates Anderson’s moniker of the “The Electric City”. Showcased on the park ground is an original generator from Portman Shoals Power Station.
#90 The Trip Around the World Sunflower Quilter  Lisa Chaney Sponsor Anderson County Senior Center You will find this quilt block located on back side of building of the Historic McCants Middle School. Sunflowers are a significant part of... Read more
#91 Mariners Compass Quilter Unknown Sponsor Kathy Caine and Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail The quilter for this panel is unknown. This quilt block was sponsored by the UHQT for the 2011 Pendleton Spring Jubilee. The colors were chosen to rep... Read more
#61 Carolina Lilly, Quilter Kathryn Smith Sponsor Anderson Cancer Association  The quilt panel is mounted on the wall of a covered verandah named in memory of Barbara Thompson Craft, one of the founding board members of the Cancer Associ... Read more
Anderson's dog park is open sun-up to sunset seven days a week. It has play areas for dogs 30 pounds and up and smaller dogs. Water is available, as well as clean-up supplies and a disposal depot. Please note the posting on Dog Park Rules. ... Read more
#71 Box Square  Quilter Cassie Colfelter-Morris Sponsor  Melisa Morris Glenn Cassie Colfelter-Morris made the original cloth quilt. Mrs. Morris was the grandmother of Melisa Morris Glenn, and the quilt was made in 1981 to honor her grad... Read more
"For more than 37 years we have told the stories of Anderson County and South Carolina. These stories educate visitors on the local, regional, and national significance our rich history proclaims. As a museum with more than 25,000 artifacts... Read more
173 Cascade Quilter of both quilts Diane Schonauer Sponsor of both quilts Diane Schonauer The Schonauers live in an 1892 Victorian house located in the Westside Historic District in the city of Anderson. It is known locally as the Cathcar... Read more


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