Palmetto Quilt Guild awards scholarships

Olivia Waters, center, a 2020 graduate of Hilton Head Island High School received a scholarship and a handmade quilt from Palmetto Quilt Guild members June 17. Presenting the award is guild president Pam Rubinos.

The Palmetto Quilt Guild (PQG) Inc. awarded $2,000 in scholarships to local graduates, both of whom plan to pursue a visual arts degree at schools in South Carolina this fall.

In addition to the scholarship, they were presented with a handmade quilt, sewn by guild members.

Guild president Pam Rubinos presented the checks, certificates to commemorate the occasion, and quilts at a small gathering on June 17.

Molly Rembold, a recent graduate of John Paul ll Catholic School, was awarded $500.

Rembold plans to attend Clemson University and major in studio art with her ultimate goal of having an art-centered business. She is passionate about design and inspired by the creative career that Joanna Gaines has built for herself.

Olivia Waters, a graduate of Hilton Head Island High School, was awarded $1,500.

Waters will attend the University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design this fall. She aspires to become a medical illustrator that combines her passion for medicine and her artistic ability into a career. Her achievements include a National Silver Medal in the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing competition.

The Palmetto Quilt Guild is a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote and preserve the art of quilting. For more information visit

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