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Class Registration Deadline — June 11, 2018
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.)
* All WVQI class & dinner fees are non-refundable.
*WVQI does not provide sewing machines.*

Scott Murkin — Judge
Scott Murkin, M.D. is a hospice physician from North Carolina. Originally from a quilting family in Illinois, he currently designs original quilts for the bed and wall.

Scott exhibits nationally and internationally, has his textile artworks in prestigious public and private collections and has had his quilts appear in numerous publications including American Quilter, Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, Quiltmaker, Quilting Quarterly and Great American Quilts.

Scott is an NQA Certified Quilt Judge who has judged throughout the country, including American Quilter’s Society, National Quilt Association, QuiltCon and International Quilt Association.

Judy Lilly — Teacher
This Class is Full.
A special commissioned original project for the
WVQI 25th Anniversary

Judy Lilly is a Quiltmaker/Artist born and raised in Southern West Virginia. She learned the art of quiltmaking from her mother and has been making quilts for more than 40 years. A certified teacher with the National Quilting Association, she travels, teaches, and shares her passion with others. Her work has won numerous awards and hangs in both personal and private collections across the country including the West Virginia Department of Culture and History's permanent collection and the Horry County, VA permanent collection.

West Virginia Sunrise — 22” X 27”
Class: Quilting Landscape “WV Sunrise”
Thursday, June 21
9am-12pm and 2-5pm

$65 ($55 WVQI Members)

KIT - $26
This full day class will give instruction in making a basic landscape quilt with emphasis on perspective, layering and balance of color and value. Students will learn about turned edges, invisible machine applique and fusing as we capture the beauty of our WV mountains.
Click HERE for Supply Lists and Kit Contents.
We have used Judy's design to create t-shirts and pins for our Anniversary, which will be available at the WV Quilt Festival. They will also be available at our Spring Meeting, along with the quilt pattern.

Vicki McCarty — Teacher
Class: Black Bird Autumn
Friday, June 22
9am-12pm and 2-5pm

$65 ($55 WVQI Members)
Kit $58.99
Vicki McCarty is a designer, instructor and the owner of Calico Patch Quilt Shop, in Morehead KY, the home of Calico Patch Designs. Vicki learned to quilt from her grandmother over 40 years ago in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. In 1998 she began teaching quilting classes for the local Community Education and grew a small quilting community. In 2000 she decided to open a quilt shop and continued to teach sewing, quilting and embroidery to hundreds of people. Vicki began designing quilts for classes, shop hops and quilting retreats.

In 2015 she introduced her patterns nationwide by vending at many national quilt shows across the country. She has lectured and taught at many shows and quilt guilds. Vicki’s designs have been published in American Quilter magazine and American Quilting Society's OnPoint magazine. Her patterns can be seen in quilt shops across the country as well as Keepsake Quilting and Nancy’s Notions quilting catalogs.
Enjoy stitching up this antique Lemoyne Star,  30" x 30", wall hanging, with just a little wool to spark up the borders!  Students will be introduced to quick techniques for fast and accurate half square triangles to make these eight point stars.   Students will also learn Vicki's techniques for wool applique.   Fabric kit includes all wool, cotton, and embellishments to complete the top. 

Cost of the kit:   $58.99.

Click HERE to download Supply List.

Teresa Allison — Teacher
Class: Summertime
Saturday, June 23

$45 ($35 WVQI Members)
Kit $23
Quilt size: 21”x 21”

The Summertime quilt features wool appliqué branches of leaves and berries, crossed in the center of the quilt, and surrounded with a pieced border. The pieced border has just a touch of wool applique as well.

During the class we will cut and prepare the wool for applique, set up and glue baste the applique in position, complete as much stitching as time allows, and discuss the assembly of the pieced borders and remaining applique.

The kit for the project includes: hand dyed wools, floss, pattern, and the fabric needed to complete the quilt top and binding. The kit is $23.00

My name is Teresa Allison, and I live in Hurricane, WV.  When we were little Mom sewed a lot and I was fascinated with her sewing machine.  Any time I got a chance I would sneak into her sewing room and take her machine for a test drive.  No fabric under the needle,  just me hitting the pedal and running her as fast as she would go.   I always got caught and always heard my full name-loudly!  Needless to say, I learned hand sewing first.  I always enjoyed sewing, but it was many years later that I found my passion-quilting.  I am hopelessly addicted,  I love everything about it!  Eventually I discovered another passion, wool applique and the addiction grows....there is no cure.

Supply List:
Glue-Baste-It (available at your local quilt shop)
embroidery scissors
embroidery needles
needle threader
quilt marking pen or chalk
Fusible (Heat N Bond Ultra is recommended)
Pen or pencil
small ironing pad
piece of muslin for pressing cloth (8” square)
The kit includes floss, but if you have other threads you would prefer to use feel free to bring them.
Tweezers are handy

Mary Kerr — Lecturer & Appraiser
“Quilting Old into
Friday, June 22
6:30 pm
following Quilters’ Dinner
*Free and Open to the Public*
Mary will be appraising quilts at the Festival this year! Visit our Special Events/Exhibits page to learn more about appraisals and how you can schedule an appointment for your quilt.

Mary is also bringing her Special Exhibit “Twisted: Modern Quilts with a Vintage Twist” and will provide Gallery tours each day at 1 pm.Visit our Special Exhibits/Events page for more information.
Join Mary Kerr for an evening of inspiration as we explore ways to work with vintage textiles in new and different ways. With our quilting talents we can turn ordinary antique linens and vintage textiles into heirloom pieces. Mary will be sharing quilts from several collections and giving quilters permission to play.

Let us celebrate this twist on quilting that connects our past and present.

Teachers’ Medley
Teachers’ Medley Teachers:
Melissa K. Jefferys Mitered Binding
Vicki McCarty Wool Tips and Tricks
Judy Lilly Simple Facing Techniques for Small Quilts
Teresa Allison Wool Applique
Kathryn Prentice Sew Smart
Sheila Maxey Fun with Selvages
Brian McCoy “Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star” Tucker Ruler
Saturday, June 23, 1:30-3:30 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 11, 2018
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.)
* All WVQI class & dinner fees are non-refundable.
*WVQI does not provide sewing machines.*