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Special Exhibits and Events
West Virginia
Quilt Documentation Project

Bring Your Quilts to the Festival!
and Saturday

The Quilt Festival will provide a convenient opportunity to bring quilts made in 1970 or earlier for documentation. Make an appointment (limit of 2 quilts) and a team of volunteers will measure, photograph, date and ID the pattern. Bring information and pictures of the quilt and quiltmaker, but “maker unknown” quilts are also welcomed. Data gathered will be stored in the WV Culture Center Archives and will be uploaded to The Quilt Index.
m Quilts (limit of 2) will be documented by appointment. “Walk ins” will be accepted only if scheduling allows.

For more information
or to make an appointment, contact:
Fran Kordek

Volunteers are needed!
Contact Fran if you can help.
Sponsored by
West Virginia Quilters Inc.
in collaboration with the
West Virginia Division of
Culture and History with support from the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts.
It only takes about ½ - 1 hour to document a quilt so you can 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. All information collected will be stored in the state archives and will be uploaded to The Quilt Index, an extensive online data base (www.quiltindex.org).

Information about quilt ownership will remain confidential. And, if you enjoy getting up close and personal to some pretty special quilts and stories, volunteer to help.
The response of owners bringing in quilts has been heartwarming. Family stories are told and preserved. Loved ones and their quilts are being remembered in a special way. Stories and images are being shared with family by viewing the Quilt Index site.
* Special Events *
below are free of charge
* Lecture *
Click HERE for details

“Quilting Old into Art”
by Mary Kerr
Friday, June 22, 6:30 pm
following Quilters’ Dinner
*Free and Open to the Public*
* WV Quilters Inc.
Summer Meeting *
Friday, 6:30 pm
(preceding the lecture)
Mary Kerr will also be doing Gallery Tours of the Twisted Exhibit at 1pm each day. She will tell you about the talented band of artists and give a behind-the-scenes look at the project. These walking tours are free to all who visit the quilt show.

25th Anniversary Events!
Winners from the 25th Anniversary Contest will be named and all entries will be displayed. This will become a traveling exhibit. Click HERE for details.

WVQI commissioned quilt designer, teacher and WV native, Judy Lilly to create a quilt pattern for the Anniversary. She will be teaching the class, and the quilt pattern will be available for $10 at the Festival. T-shirts and pins from her design will also be available. More information HERE.
Special Exhibit!
Twisted: Modern Quilts
with a Vintage Twist
Many projects from yesteryear were left unfinished and are perfect additions to new quilt compilations.  This exciting exhibit focuses on the incorporation of vintage textiles into a modern quilt aesthetic. Scraps of vintage blocks and unfinished tops have been recycled to create new innovative quilts.

These vintage pieces begged to be offered a second chance. Now they get to be shared in a new and different way … serving as a bridge between the past and the future.

This exhibit features 21 Modern Quilts using 21 different vintage textiles that have been quilted by 23 talented modern quilters.

Enjoy! Mary Kerr www.marywkerr.com

Modern Quilt Category
In the last couple of years we have added a new category for Modern/Contemporary quilts. Modern Quilts are functional and inspired by simplistic design. See page 2, left column, of Entry Form for more detail.

Chiefie’s Challenge
Returns in 2019
Because of the ongoing Anniversary Contest, we did not present a Challenge at the 2017 Festival, however there will be one presented at the 2018 festival to be finished and awarded at the 2019 Festival.
Quilt Appraisals
Written appraisals are necessary for insurance coverage of all quilted textiles. Quilt artists and collectors alike are encouraged to protect their investments by having their quilts professionally appraised. The West Virginia Quilt Festival is pleased to offer appraisals at our 2018 show.

Mary Kerr is a textile appraiser who will be joining us from Woodbridge, Virginia. She is certified through The American Quilt Society and is a member of PAAQT, The Professional Association of Appraisers – Quilted Textiles. During the show, she will be offering written insurance appraisals for $75 each. Verbal evaluations are $25 each.

Please contact Mary directly to schedule an appraisal for your quilt or collection.

Mary Kerr
AQS Certified Appraiser
author, instructor, historian, curator of all things fun and quilty
Woodbridge, Virginia

Yummy FOOD
Delicious food will be available again this year. The Concessions Room will be available daily for lunch, and we are planning another Quilters’ Dinner on Friday night. The Menu will be announced at a later date. Click HERE for details.