The West Virginia Division of Culture and History invites all West Virginia quilters to enter the 2014 Quilt and Wall Hanging Exhibition.
Entries for the 2014 quilt exhibition will be accepted at the Culture Center from Apr. 9 through May 2. Marcel Miller, president of the National Quilting Association, certified quilt judge, and professional machine quilter from Hertford, North Carolina will jury the quilts. In addition, she will hold a two-part quilting workshop on May 9. Quilts that are selected for show will be on display May 23 until Sept. 8.
Prior to of the juried quilt exhibition, the division is displaying 30 award-winning and commemorative quilts from the United States Bicentennial exhibition, last year’s Sesquicentennial Quilt and previous quilt exhibitions in the Great Hall of the Culture Center. “We are excited to be putting past winners on display once again for everyone to enjoy. This is a great way for any West Virginia quilter in need of inspiration, or anyone who enjoys the craftsmanship that goes into these quilts, to come view previous winners,” said Charles Morris, museums director. The show will be on display until May 12.
The prospectus and entry information for the 2014 Quilt and Wall Hanging Juried Exhibition can be downloaded at www.wvculture.org. For more information about the exhibit and the quilting workshop, please contact Holli Vanater, museum operations manager, at 304-558-0220.
The WV Division of Culture and History is an agency within the WV Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, cabinet secretary. The division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.