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Spring Meeting — Saturday, April 8, 2017
Ripley, WV
Please join us for our Spring Meeting!
Epworth United Methodist Church, 299 North Church Street, Ripley, WV  25271
[Directions below.]

The meeting will begin at 11 a.m., and will be hosted by the Jackson County Community Educational Outreach Service in partnership with the Jackson County Creative Quilters.  Light refreshments will be served. 

Mary Zesiger will be the speaker. Her Lecture is “The Gift of a Mother's Hands.”

Saturday, April 8th:
11:00 am — Spring Meeting of WV Quilters, Inc.
11:30 am — “The Gift of a Mother's Hands” Free Lecture by Mary Zesiger
12:30–3:30 pm — Quilt Documentation, by appointment.
Fran Kordek and her team will be holding a Documentation Day.  You will need to make an appointment to document your quilt.  Contact Fran at 304-636-7973 or by email at kordekfran@gmail.com.  If you would like to volunteer to work at one of these Documentation Days, they can use any help you could give. [Details below.]

The Jackson County Community Educational Outreach Service will be holding a quilt show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church in conjunction with the WVQI meeting.  Admission is $3, and there will be about seventy quilts on display, as well as vendors, door prizes, and People's Choice Award.  The theme of the show is Patriotic Quilts.  Please make plans to tour the show either before or after the meeting.  Contact WVQI member Amy Pabst for details at 304-377-4112.
Note:  There will be a short parade on Main Street of Ripley starting at 1:00, so that shouldn't interfere with getting to the meeting.
Mary Zesiger
Lecture Presentation
11:30 pm, following the meeting

“The Gift of a Mother’s Hands.”

Every quilt has a story!  This lecture is a true story about Katheryn Rose Moore and the quilt she pieced by hand at age 8.  It is followed by a trunk show of several of Mary’s quilts and the stories to go with them.

West Virginia Quilt Documentation Project
12:30–3:30, by appointment
The West Virginia Quilters, Inc. is continuing the quilt documentation project started by the West Virginia Heritage Quilt Search in 1992. Make an appointment and bring your 1970 or earlier quilts (limit of 2 quilts). A team of volunteers will measure, photograph, date and ID the pattern. If available, any pictures or information about the quiltmaker should also be brought to the site. Data gathered will be used for educational purposes, will be stored in the Archives Department of the Culture Center and uploaded to The Quilt Index. Confidentiality of quilt owners will be protected.

Contact Fran Kordek: kordekfran@gmail.com, 304-636-7973
for more information or to make an appointment.

Do you want to volunteer to help?
Contact Linda Vaughan: Ldvaughan@frontier.com, 304-645-6959.

Can’t make it to the meeting?
There will be plenty of opportunites to document or volunteer at the Festival in June.

Click HERE for more information
about the Documentation Project.
The Jackson’s Mill Retreat will also provide an opportunity to bring quilts for documentation.
Call Fran for an appointment (Friday, March 17th between 10am and 4pm).
Bring information and pictures of the quiltmaker, but “maker unknown” quilts are also welcomed.
Ripley is located 38 miles south of Parkersburg, WV, and 38 miles north of Charleston, WV.
From I-77, take exit 138.  Travel east on Route 33 to the intersection of Route 21 (North Church Street).  Turn left at the light and proceed one block to Epworth United Methodist Church, which is located directly across from Ripley Public Library. 
If coming from the east (Route 33), turn right at the first stop light in Ripley.  Proceed one block, and Epworth Church is on the right.
Note:  There will be a short parade on Main Street of Ripley starting at 1:00, so that shouldn't interfere with getting to the meeting.
WV Quilters, Inc. meets three times a year at various locations around the state in April, July and October. Local guilds act as the host for the meetings, working with the Vice President to coordinate information and work out details for guest speakers, workshops and vendors.

Is your Guild interested in hosting a meeting?
Please contact Vicky Graham at vlg1959@frontier.com.