Carrie Coachman

A native of Georgetown County, Coachman was a quiltmaker whose work represented the best in the distinctive traditions of the South Carolina coast. Coachman grew up in a traditional quilt making community and learned most of her sewing skills from her mother. Her quilts are marked by an eclectic adaptation of different concepts of quilt patterning. Like most quilters in her region, she often used many small pieces of cloth, but improvised color combinations into patterns that she designed herself.