Annual Quilt and Wall Hanging Exhibition on Display at the Culture Center

5/26/2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s (WVDCH) annual exhibition, Quilts and Wall Hangings 2017, was unveiled in the Great Hall of the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston on Friday, May 26.

The crowd-pleasing juried exhibition features 51 exquisite quilts and wall hangings representing the talents of West Virginia quilters. Quilt making is one of West Virginia’s oldest and most treasured art forms, and this annual display is a favorite with visitors from all over the United States and abroad. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 5.

The exhibition includes work by 41 quilters from 20 counties. Winners were selected in four categories: pieced quilts, applique quilts, mixed/other quilts and wall hangings. Awards were presented at 7 p.m., May 26, during the Friday evening concert of the Vandalia Gathering. Quilt awards are $750 for first place, $400 for second place and $300 for third place. The wall hanging awards are $400 for first place, $300 for second place and $200 for third place. The division also made two purchase awards, one quilt and one wall hanging, and the judge designated a Best of Show prize of $100. In addition, eight nonmonetary honorable mention distinctions were made. A complete list of exhibitors and winners is attached. High resolution photographs of the winners are available at https://goo.gl/KUjDJi and gallery of all exhibitors at http://wvculture.zenfolio.com/p742693443.

First-place winners in this year’s show include Beverly Javins of Charleston, Kanawha County for Early October at Glade Creek in the Wall Hanging category; Carol Massey of Elkview, Kanawha County for Roses and Ivy in the Applique category; Carol Miller of Bruceton Mills, Preston County for Mi Amor (Blocks) in the Mixed/Other category; and Cheryl Sparks of Parkersburg, Wood County for Glacier Star in the Pieced category. Spark’s quilt also was selected as the Best of Show.

For the second time in as many years, the division’s Quilt and Wall Hanging Exhibition will feature a National Association of Certified Quilt Judges (NACQJ) Award of Merit. NACQJ certified judges have the option of awarding this special ribbon to a deserving quilt. The award typically goes to a novice quilter whose work shows creativity and has achieved recognized standards of quilt making excellence. Quilters of Award of Merit winning quilts are presented a letter of congratulations in addition to a lovely rosette ribbon. This year’s recipient is Charli Fulton of Charleston, Kanawha County for her wall hanging, Shibori Album.

“Each year, the West Virginia Juried Quilt Exhibition celebrates quilting, and the range of quilts and wall hangings is fascinating,” said Randall Reid-Smith, commissioner of the WVDCH. “From traditional patterns and fabrics to contemporary designs and materials, there is always a quilt in this exhibition that calls to someone.”

This year’s judge, Linda Scholten of Oxford, Ohio, is an author, speaker, teacher and quilter as well as a National Quilting Association (NQA) certified judge. She started sewing at the age of 10, in a 4-H clothing club, and began making quilts in 1975. Scholten is a charter member of the American Quilter’s Society and the Columbus, Ohio, Color and Design Group; a member of the NQA and Oxford Piecemakers; and has judged shows across the Midwest in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Her work has shown internationally and is published in three books. Her quilts were accepted into the AQS Paducah quilt show in 2005 and 2017. Scholten held a quilt workshop at the Culture Center in early May titled “Taking Care of Your Vintage Singer Featherweight (Model 221),” and taught students about the care and use of the whole machine, from case to foot controller.

The Culture Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


QUILTS AND WALL HANGINGS 2017 EXHIBITORS

 

Jerry Adkins

Hurricane, Putnam County

Untitled

Honorable Mention, Pieced

NFS

 

Geneal Bailey

LeRoy, Jackson County

Baltimore Beauties

Wall Hanging

NFS

 

Diana L. Beverage

Marlinton, Pocahontas County

Butterflies In My Garden

Wall Hanging

NFS

and

Granny’s Flower Garden

Second Place, Applique

NFS

 

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Hurricane, Putnam County

Thinking of Sydney

Quilter: Carol Cutli

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Mixed/Other

NFS

 

Havonda Shaver Bowers

Ranson, Jefferson County

Broken Star

Third Place, Mixed/Other

$1,300

 

Jane Bowers

Coalton, Randolph County

Popsicle Flowers

Quilter: Marjorie Coffey

Wall Hanging

NFS

 

Mary L. Brown

Hurricane, Putnam County

Exotic Diamonds

Quilter: Karen Hartman

Wall Hanging

NFS

 

Lovenia Casto

Milton, Cabell County

Spinwhe

els

Honorable Mention, Pieced

NFS

 

Debbie Chancellor

Nitro, Kanawha County

Raggedy Ann & Andy

Wall Hanging

NFS

and

Roses for Mary

Quilter: Dale Ruble

Mixed/Other

NFS

 

Elwanda Dennison

Mt. Clare, Harrison County

Solstice

Pieced

NFS

 

Mary “Jan” Dowell

Caldwell, Greenbrier County

Peace and Unity

Quilter: Sharon Price

Honorable Mention, Pieced

NFS

 

Agnes Faber

Gallipolis Ferry, Mason County

Magic Stack ‘n Whack

Quilter: Connie Huston

Honorable Mention, Pieced

$1,170

and

Monkey Madness

Quilter: Sherry Goodall

Wall Hanging

$455

 

Joy Fritz

Sutton, Braxton County

Squawk & Talk

Wall Hanging

$700

and

Welcome Home

Mixed/Other

Quilter: Donald Fritz

$1,400

 

Charli Fulton

Charleston, Kanawha County

Shibori Album

NACQJ Ribbon of Merit Award

Wall Hanging

NFS

 

Ruth-Anne Goins

South Charleston, Kanawha County

Jaxon’s Quilt

Pieced

NFS

 

Pat Habensch

uss

Charleston, Kanawha County

What Was I Thinking

Third Place, Wall Hanging

$390

 

Harriet Javins Harles

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Huntington, Cabell County

Family Tree

Mixed/Other

NFS

 

Beverly Harold

Chloe, Calhoun County

4 & 30 Blackbirds

Quilter: Shirly Badgett

Mixed/Other

NFS

 

Shirley Hildret

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Spencer, Roane County

Round Robin

Quiltmaker: Shirley Hildreth, Judy Fouty, Linda Dolan, Hazeline Price, Tina Brisdine, Kimberly Stone

Mixed/Other

NFS

 

Kathy Jacobs

Charleston, Kanawha County

Underground Railroad

Quilter: Carol Cutlip

Honorable Mention, Wall Hanging

NFS

 

Beverly Javins

Charleston, Kanawha County

Early October at Glade Creek

First Place, Wall Hanging

NFS

 

Fran Kordek

Elkins, Randolph County

Happy Thoughts for Peace of Mind

Mixed/Other

NFS

and

My Mother’s Flower Basket

Honorable Mention, Wall Hanging

NFS

 

Miriam Leatherman

Old Fields, Hardy County

Ducks Say Quack

Quilter: Mary Ellen Lemons

Wall Hanging

NFS

and

Untitled

Quilter: Mary Ellen Lemons

Mixed/Other

NFS

 

Carol Massey

Elkview, Kanawha County

Roses and Ivy

Quilter: Carol Cutlip

First Place, Applique

NFS

 

Sheila D. Maxey

Lewisburg, Greenbrier County

Ron Swanson

Pieced

NFS

 

Carol Miller

Bruceton Mills, Preston County

Mi Amor (Blocks)

First Place, Mixed/Other

$1,500

 

Evelyn M. Miller

Charleston, Kanawha County

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Wall Hanging

NFS

 

Juanita Moran

Masontown, Preston County

Down Memory Lane

Wall Hanging

NFS

and

Floral Heart

Third Place, Applique

NFS

 

Carolyn Bucklin Mullins

Daniels, Raleigh County

Snake River Log Cabin

Second Place, Pieced

NFS

 

Ruby Napier

Wayne, Wayne County

In the Barnyard

Second Place, Mixed/Other

NFS

 

Pam Tice Newman

Charleston, Kanawha County

Sunday Best

Quilter: JLK

Third Place, Pieced

NFS

and

Village Square

Quilter: JLK

Wall Hanging

NFS

 

Sheryl Pauley

Spencer, Roane County

Log Cabin Barn Raising

Quilter: Shirley Hildret

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Pieced

NFS

 

Hazeline Price

Spencer, Roane County

Drunkard’s Path

Mixed/Other

NFS

 

Becky Prichard

Charleston, Kanawha County

Honeymoon Quilt

Quilter: Janet Armstrong

Mixed/Other

NFS

and

Woodsy Babies

Quilter: Janet Armstrong

Wall Hanging

NFS

 

Lynda J. Sago

Fairmont, Marion County

Pineapple Pizzaz

Wall Hanging

NFS

 

Cathy Sowa

Frametown, Braxton County

Mystery Star

Quilter: Quilts of Joy (Donald Fritz)

Pieced

NFS

 

Cheryl Sparks

Parkersburg, Wood County

Glacier Star

Quilter: Quilters Corner

First Place, Pieced

Best of Show, Purchase Award

NFS

 

Nancy A. Swisher

Fairmont, Monongalia County

Jasmine Star

Quilter: Pam Bowman

Honorable Mention, Pieced

NFS

 

Linda D. Vaughan

Caldwell, Greenbrier County

Garden Charm

Pieced

Quilter: Amy McGrew

NFS

 

Sharon L. Waggy

Charleston, Kanawha County

My Devon Cosette in Full Flower

Quilter: JLK

Second Place, Wall Hanging

NFS

 

Willanna W

ales

Lesage, Cabell County

Double Wedding Ring

Quiltmaker: Marie C. Miley

Honorable Mention, Mixed/Other

NFS

and

Stained Glass Cathedral Window

Wall Hanging

$500​



Contact Information

For more information about the Quilts and Wall Hangings 2017 exhibit, contact Cailin Howe, exhibits coordinator, at (304) 558-0220.