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Special Exhibits and Events
West Virginia
Quilt Documentation Project

Bring Your Quilts to the Festival!
and Saturday


The goal of the project is to gather information on quilts made in, or residing in, West Virginia that were made before 1970. Quilts will be measured, photographed, dated and patterns identified. Bring any available information and pictures of the quilt and quiltmaker. Data gathered will be stored in the archives of the WV Culture Center, uploaded to The Quilt Index, and will be available for research and education.
m Quilts (limit of 2) will be documented by appointment. “Walk ins” will be accepted if scheduling allows.

For more information
or to make an appointment, contact:
Fran Kordek
Volunteers are needed!
Contact Linda 304-645-6959
The Quilt Festival will provide a convenient opportunity for you to bring your quilts in for documentation. Make an appointment and a team of volunteers will measure, photograph, date and ID the pattern. Come for the day – document your quilts and still have time to view the show quilts, take in a class and enjoy other activities and vendors. And, if you enjoy getting up close and personal to some pretty special quilts and stories, volunteer to help.
Sponsored by
West Virginia Quilters Inc.
in collaboration with the
West Virginia Division of
Culture and History.
* Special Events
below are free of charge *
* Lecture *
Click HERE for details.

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

by Dr. Beth Newcome

Friday, June 23, 7:00 pm,
following Quilters’ Dinner

* West Virginia Quilters Inc.
Summer Meeting *
Friday, 7 pm
(preceding the lecture)

Spotlight Guild:
WV Quilters, Inc
is pleased to feature the
Country Roads Quilt Guild
in Morgantown
Country Roads Quilt Guild (CRQG) is located in Morgantown, WV. The guild was established in 1983. CRQG currently meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at Harner Chapel United Methodist Church at 100 Luckey Lane, Morgantown, WV at 6:30 PM unless otherwise announced.

The purpose of Country Roads Quilt Guild is: to encourage interest in quilting through learning and sharing; to widen our circle of friends who share a common interest in quilting; and to provide an atmosphere to motivate creativity and improvement of quilting skills. These goals are accomplished with informative programs and activities for members and guests: sharing information about classes and retreats; Monthly novelties made by a member; ‘Challenge’ projects; hosting trunk shows and instructors; working together on fund-raising and charity quilts; sponsoring an annual quilt show, and many activities which often involve food!  
Come visit us in Morgantown.
Our Mountaineer Week Quilt Show is scheduled for October 20-22, 2017
at the WVU Mountainlair.
Special Exhibit!
Feed Sack Display
Beth A. Newcome, Ph.D
Professor of
Textiles and Fashion History
This display is from the Feed Sack Collection at the Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Pierpont Community College and Fairmont State University. The collection houses over 500 artifacts of various textile bags in both their original bag state, and also the many recycled fabrication of the bags into a variety of clothing and household items. The display includes bags that were recycled into furnishings, bedding, clothing, personal care and first aid items, creative designs and gifts, food preparation materials, cleaning supplies, and toys. The focus is on the wide variety of textile patterns, colors, and designs used by the bagging companies for their recycled commodity bags. The emphasis is on “print good” artifacts, and showcase the variety of fabrics and designs, as well as the many recycled articles made from these bags, including family quilts.

Quilt Category

We have added a new category for Modern/Contemporary quilts.
Modern Quilts are functional and inspired by simplistic design. They may include, but are not limited to, the following characteristics and techniques: minimalism, asymmetry, expansive negative space, alternate grid work, improvisational piecing and bold, neutral or solid fabrics and colors. They also may be based upon a re-interpretation of traditional blocks or lack visible block structure. This a judged category and will be considered for Best Of Show.

The Friday Night Challenge
“Chiefie’s Chicken Challenge”
mmmLast June, the complex brain of Linda Oney, AKA Chiefie, was in high gear. In keeping with the 30’s theme of the 2017 WVQI Festival, Chiefie came up with the idea for the Friday Night Challenge. Thirty people who attended that 2016 dinner accepted her challenge. They were to choose one of the brown paper sacks that The Chief had prepared. Each sack held a unique chicken pattern, a 10” square of feed sacking, and a small wood-en clothes pin. Participants were allowed to trade items with each other, but no two people could use the same pattern
mmmWe are all looking forward to the unveiling of the Challenge quilts at the dinner this year, Friday, June 23rd We will have two winners again this year. The first-place finisher will receive a $100.00 gift certificate to The Quilt Shoppe in Summersville, in addition to a beautiful basket filled with great merchandise. The runner-up will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to The Quilt Shoppe, plus a basket and its contents.
mmmTo all those who signed up to participate, get those ideas out of your head and translated into fabric. We’d like for all 30 of you to turn up with a finished quilt. Remember, you can’t win one of these great prize baskets if you don’t get your finished quilt to us! The rules of the Challenge that evening were:
  • Quilts may be hand or machine sewn.
  • Quilts must measure at least 8” X 10” and no larger than 24” X 24”.
  • Quilts must be the product of just one quilt maker.
  • Please label your little quilt.
  • You may keep you quilt or donate it to the Little Quilt Auc-tion; just let us know what your wishes are in this regard.
  • The first 30 people who accept the Challenge must choose from one of the brown paper sacks that The Chief has pre-pared.
  • Inside each sack is a pattern, a piece of feed sack, and a common household item used during the Great Depres-sion. You must use all these items in your finished chal-lenge quilt. There will also be a copy of these rules in each sack.
  • Each of these chicken patterns is unique and different. Linda spent hours searching to find these patterns for your enjoyment, and there are no repeats. You can trade with another person if you wish, but no two people can use the same pattern.
  • Quilts must have a hanging sleeve sewn onto the back of the quilt.
  • Deliver your little quilt to the Summersville Arena and Con-ference Center on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, along with your Festival entries; bring your Challenge quilt to Linda Oney at the Festival by noon on Friday, June 23rd, or mail them to Joni Hoffman—225 Black Birch Path, Duck, WV 25063 to arrive between June 12—June 17, 2017.
mmmAs always, only those who purchase a ticket for the Friday din-ner will be able to vote for their favorite Challenge entry. The winner and runner-up will be determined by popular vote of the dinner attendees, so make sure that all your friends buy a ticket to the dinner!!
mmmPlease understand that the Friday Night Challenge and the regular Festival entries are two different activities, and the same quilt cannot be entered in both. 

Yummy FOOD
Delicious food is available at the Armory for lunch, and we are planning another Quilters’ Dinner on Friday night.
Click HERE for details.