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Classes and Lecture
Class Registration Deadline — June 10, 2017*
Click HERE for Registration Page
*All class fees include that day’s admission to the Festival.
(As a consideration to our teachers, we ask that you sign up for classes asap, but walk-ins are ALWAYS welcome.)
* No refunds will be given after June 10, 2017.

Linda Luggen — Teacher & Judge
Linda Luggen has spent over thirty years sharing her knowledge of quilts and quiltmaking. She designs many of her own appliqué patterns. Her color sense and multi-layer techniques have led her to a new world of freedom in creative appliqué designs that she loves to share.

Her quilts have won awards nationally and have been published in Lady’s Circle Patchwork Quilts and Great American Quilts. She has written for Quilters Newsletter Magazine. Her home and quilts were featured in Romantic Homes. Her article on judging was published in the NQA Quilting Quarterly and in the Vic Quilter (a Victoria, Australia quilt magazine). She has taught seminars and lectured nationally. At a Cincinnati Fall Flower Show at Coney Island she was the featured artist, displaying 20 quilts pertaining to flowers and nature.

She has served as Secretary, Vice-President and Program Coordinator, and President of the Ohio Valley Quilters Guild. She worked as co-facility coordinator for the Sew Near To My Heart Quilt Show in Cincinnati.

Linda is a National Quilting Association Certified Judge and has served as Nominating Committee Chairman and Chairman of the Midwest Judges Retreat.

Class: Cardinal in the Garden
Thursday, June 22
9-12 and 2-5
$65 ($55 WV Quilters, Inc. members)

Pattern Fee $8, payable to teacher
Hand applique and fusing bring this garden to life as a cardinal finds a place to rest. The pattern is a 4 time repeat of my interpretation of an 1875 block from an album quilt. A few unique hand touches will give you ideas for your other quilts as well. A simple pieced half-square triangle border frames it for a wallhanging or a central medallion.

Pattern fee $8. Sewing machine is not required.
Prep Work for Cardinal In The Garden
  • Cut a background piece 24” x 24”
  • Make approximately 100” length of bias for the stems. Use your favorite method. I cut my bias strips ¾” and fold into thirds and baste. They are then ready to place onto the background.

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Diana L. Beverage — Teacher
Class: Pictorial Quilts
Thursday, June 22
9-12 and 2-5
$65 ($55 WV Quilters, Inc. members)
Kit Fee $15 payable to teacher

Photo by Audrey Carter
Nana’s Flowers
In this class I will show my technique for developing photos into pictorial quilts.
mm First, we will be using one of my designs to explore ways to use your favorite colored pencils on fabric. You will learn ways to blend and shade to create dimension. Next I will show you how I developed the photo into a quilt. And go over ways to finish your quilt.
mm You can also bring 2 photos of your choice (pick photos with single images). I will take you through the steps to create your own pictorial quilt from your photo.
My name is Diana Beverage. I am a native West Virginian and currently reside in Marlinton where I own Artcents’, a long arm quilting and art company. I have been doing quilting and art work for 33 years. I started out as a “traditional” hand quilter and have grown into an award winning long arm quilter. Over the past 4 years I have explored a variety of quilting techniques and have found my niche in art quilts. I am very proud of a piece entitled “Just Walk Away”, a pictorial quilt, which was done using one of the techniques I am teaching in this class. This piece not only won a blue ribbon but was purchased by the West Virginia Cultural Center in Charleston. This piece combines my love of both quilting and painting into one.

With the support of my family and friends, I am pursuing my approach to quilting. I am always looking “outside the box” and never allow myself to be like everyone else. I am always trying new things. Traditional basic quilting is still the foundation that got me to where I am today only now I am adding my own twist to quilting on a daily basis. New ideas are constantly in my head waiting for me to develop them in to something unique and my own. I look forward to each day and the adventure of exploring new ideas.

Materials Needed:

  • Black Fine Tip Sharpie
  • Tracing paper
  • 2 photos
  • Colored pencils of your choice- pastels, watercolor, ink tense or regular colored pencils.
  • Pencil
  • Kit purchased from teacher $15; which will include the pattern, handouts, fabric, one layer of batting and 2 enlarged copies for your photos.

Dr. Beth Newcome — Lecturer

The Feedsack Story:
How the Resourceful Homemaker Made Something Out of Nothing with Recycled Cotton Bags

Friday, June 23, 7:00 pm,
following Quilters’ Dinner
*Free and Open to the Public*

Dr. Beth Newcome is a senior professor of Applied Design at Pierpont Community and Technical College in Fairmont West Virginia. She is the former dean of the School of Human Services at Pierpont and currently serves as advisor and coordinator for Fashion Design and Merchandising program. She also serves as the faculty representative on the Pierpont Institutional Board of Governors.

She received her BS and MS in Home Economics Education from West Virginia University, with an emphasis in textiles and clothing. She received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Human Ecology, completing a major in higher education administration with minors in educational technology and historic textiles research.

Dr. Newcome’s teaching responsibilities include courses in apparel design, textiles, and historic fashion. She has been recognized with the Pierpont “Outstanding Contributor” award and also the outstanding advisor award. She is past recipient of the B.B. Maurer Research Scholar award from the Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University for her work as curator for the Historic Textile and Costume Collections.

Among her community service interests, she works with the Collaborative for the 21st Century Appalachia farm to table initiative and she also acts as consultant to the West Augusta Historical Society in Mannington for the Wilson School Museum and Hamilton Round Barn.
Although collectively known as “feedsacks” recycled cotton bags were once used to package a variety of products such as seeds, grain, flour, corn meal, beans, sugar and salt. There are also small bags that were used for tobacco, jacks, and marbles. Heavy cotton bags often held cement, fertilizer, hardware and even money. The American textile bag played a vital role as an essential fabric source for both rural and city families from the 1920s through 1960, during times of war and peace; prosperity and depression. The recycled cotton bag is uniquely an American textile that represents a by-gone lifestyle and a successful cotton marketing strategy.

This presentation includes an illustrated revue of the historical textile bag from a collection that houses over 500 artifacts of various textile bags from the original unopened chain stitched bag to a variety of handmade clothing and household items. Take a look at the history of the cotton industry that led to use the bagging fabric that was used by the creative and thrifty homemakers of the past. Today feedsacks, that might otherwise be have been long forgotten, live on in the craft and quilting community.

Frieda Anderson —Teacher
I made my first quilt when I was in high school. I have always made things, and I love the process of creating. In college I majored in Art History and minored in ceramics, but I returned to fiber because it was more satisfying. I can’t remember when I didn’t sew. For years my focus was designing and making clothing. All that changed in 1992, however, when I was in fashion design and realized that all I wanted to do was make quilts. I have been designing and making original art quilts ever since.

I find each step of quilt making, from the beginning to the end, a real challenge. It is hard to say what part I like best. I love the pure creativity involved in conceiving and designing a new quilt. I love to piece and I love to fuse. I have found that by fusing smaller pieces, I can work out design issues. Then I like to make a bigger, bolder statement and piece the same quilt in a large format. Most of my work is machine quilted and nature inspired.

I discovered hand dyeing fabric 30 years ago, and I now work almost exclusively with my own hand dyed cottons and silks. I love the dye process, and I particularly enjoy seeing the colors emerge from the wet fabric.

Frieda is a BERNINA Ambassador working on the  BERNINA 750Q domestic home sewing machine.

Class: Frieda’s Fun Free Motion Machine Quilting
Friday, June 23
9-12 and 2-5

$65 ($55 WV Quilters, Inc. members)
Kit Fee $15 payable to teacher
Description: Frieda’s Fun Free Motion Machine Quilting classes are well known for the fun and easy way the student is guided, even the beginner towards confidence at the sewing machine. Participants will use the machine as a drawing tool, learning to quilt in complex patterns without the bother of marking or measuring. Frieda will demonstrate and explain the fundamental types of quilt. Beginning with simple patterns such as Boxes, Endless Plumes and Snails, quilters will then move on to more complicated designs.

Kit: A handbook of Frieda’s quilting patterns will be offered that will take the student beyond the basics, one machine quilting needle $15.00.

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Class: Emerging Leaves
Saturday, June 24
9:00 - 12:00

$45 ($35 WV Quilters, Inc. members)
Kit Fee $35 payable to teacher
With the first buds of spring to that last dying leaf on the tree, we all respond to the beauty of leaves. The colors and shapes, the vast varieties, and sizes inspire and delight us. In this workshop, participants will cut several leaf shapes, collage them onto fabric dyed in a beautiful seasonal color way. The collage is simple yet elegant and naturally suited for the quiet reflection of passing seasons. The specially hand dyed 100% cotton and silk is provided in a kit, so only a minimum of supplies are necessary to enjoy the experience.

Supply List: No sewing machine required

• $35 Kit – consisting of 2 – half yards of Special Gradation hand dyed Fabrics that are pre-fused for this class and paper pattern.
• Sharp fabric scissors, paper scissors
• Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
• Box of parchment paper

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Teachers’ Medley
Teachers’ Medley Teachers:

Diana Beverage — Give Your Vintage a Second Chance
Karen Byron — Featherweights in Fifteen Minutes
Cindy Conway — Hidden Bargello
Lorrayne Corley — Flip and Fold No Cut Blocks
Vickie Hylton — 3-D Pinwheel Blocks
Doug Kreinik — How to Read a Spool
Sue Morris — Orange Peel Appliqué
Saturday, June 24, 2:00–4:00 pm

Seven of the region’s finest teachers will be giving demonstrations on a variety of techniques. You’ll have the opportunity to attend a presentation for 15 minutes and then move on to the next teacher until you’ve been to all seven. You’ll also receive a booklet with a one page handout from each teacher.

Class Registration Deadline — June 10, 2017*
Click HERE for Registration Page
*All class fees include that day’s admission to the Festival.
(As a consideration to our teachers, we ask that you sign up for classes asap, but walk-ins are ALWAYS welcome.)
* No refunds will be given after June 10, 2017.

updated 5/31/17