Patches of History Through Quilts Newly On Display

A new exhibition at USC’s McKissick Museum, Piece by Piece: Quilts from the Permanent Collection, illustrates the evolution of quilt-making traditions over the past 150 years, representing artistic heritages from Europe, Africa and the American South.

From the early use of chintz fabrics to the widespread popularity of solid colors, visitors have the opportunity to view 40-plus quilts over the course of the show, chosen from McKissick Museum’s extensive quilt collection. Due to the fragile nature of historic textiles, individual quilts will be only displayed for a limited time, with three rotations occurring throughout the year.

Piece by Piece is free and open to the public during McKissick’s hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

This exhibition will be underway in the South Gallery through July 18, 2020.

Beloved Biscuits Bistro

A new restaurant in Columbia is taking gourmet biscuits and toppings to newer forms of delectable deliciousness. Bubba’s Biscuit, located at 612 Whaley St. (formerly occupied by White Duck Taco), offers an entire menu revolving around biscuits. They serve breakfast, brunch and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and are closed on Mondays. They also offer mimosas, beer and wine. 

Columbia Becomes Certified Community Wildlife Habitat

Columbia now is officially South Carolina’s largest Certified Community Wildlife Habitat. The honor was bestowed on the city by leaders of the South Carolina Wildlife Federation and National Wildlife Federation at a ceremony at the Robert Mills House in Columbia.

Columbia became a certified habitat through a series of steps enacted in partnership with SCWF representatives:

  • Individuals and businesses certified their homes and grounds as wildlife habitats with SCWF.
  • SCWF staff led an invasive species removal.
  • SCWF completed many presentations with Columbia schools, garden clubs, local businesses, parks and individuals.
  • SCWF will continue to work with new businesses to certify more gardens and to create additional educational opportunities within the city limits.

A reported total of 797 certified habitats exist within Columbia, with the number continuing to increase. Some of the most visible existing ones are the University of South Carolina, Harbison State Forest, Riverbanks Zoo, Mast General Store, Stormwater Studios, Palmetto Experience, Rosewood Market and Forest Lake Presbyterian Church.

Irmo Company Locks In 30 Years!

Employees and customers of Irmo Lock Company Inc. are celebrating the business reaching its 30-year milestone. Owner Skey Caskey even received a key to the city. 

Rep. Chip Huggins also presented Skey and Guy Caskey a congratulatory message from the House of Representatives. A recognition certificate was awarded by Irmo Chamber of Commerce’s President Kerry Powers, too.

This family-operated lock company is located at 7418 Woodrow St., just off Lake Murray Boulevard. Details, including 24-hour services for those locked out of vehicles, can be found at or call 803.781.9447.