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Annual quilt exhibition opens at the Cultural Center

Art and utility combine in Quilts and Wall Hangings 2001, which opened May 18 in the Great Hall and the Art Gallery of the Cultural Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The crowd-pleasing annual juried exhibition features 28 exquisite quilts and 13 wall hangings representing the talents of West Virginia quiltmakers. These colorful, intricately detailed quilts, suspended on the 40-foot-high marble walls of the Great Hall, create an exhibition with lasting impact. The quilt exhibition will remain on display through Sept. 2. The wall hangings can be seen in the Art Gallery, off the Great Hall, through July 29.

First through third places were awarded in four categories: pieced quilts, appliqued quilts, mixed/other quilts and wall hangings. In addition, the exhibition features four honorable mention quilts and a best of show quilt. The West Virginia Division of Culture and History purchased three of the quilts for the collection of the West Virginia State Museum. A complete list of exhibitors and winners is attached.

Anita Shackelford of Bucyrus, Ohio, served as judge for this year’s exhibition. She is an internationally known teacher and lecturer whose work combines 19th-century dimensional applique techniques and fine hand-quilting with original designs. Shackelford has authored several books including Anita Shackelford: Surface Textures, Coxcomb Variations and Applique for Folded Cutwork, among others.

Quilts and Wall Hangings 2001 will be on display during the 25th annual Vandalia Gathering which will be held May 25-27 at the Cultural Center and on the State Capitol grounds. The awards will be presented to the winning quiltmakers in a ceremony preceding the Vandalia Gathering concert in the West Virginia State Theater of the Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 26.

The Cultural Center is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information about Quilts and Wall Hangings 2001, call (304) 558-0220.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. Visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Quilts and Wall Hangings 2001 Exhibitors

Jewel Adkins
Charleston
Fan

Geneal Bailey
Ripley
Scrap Happy Plaid
Purchase Award

Sandi Blackwell
Wheeling
Squaring the Square

Betty Bond
Lost Creek
Springtime Sampler

Margaret Bowling
Elkview
April Song
First Place Mixed/Other
Best of Show

Frances Fischer Braden
Wheeling
Star Spin

Ethel Brannon
Elkview
Little Dutch Girl

Mary Brown
Hurricane
Celestial Garden

Betty Chandler
Charleston
Achy Breaky Heart
Honorable Mention - Mixed/Other

Marian Crowe
Huntington
Dresden Plate

Catherine DeMarco
Charleston
Watercolor Irish Chain

Carolyn Demopoulos
Bluefield
Amish Stars

Helen Duncan
Charleston
Double Wedding Ring

Roberta Farmer
Hurricane
Compost Pumpkin

Carol Freeman
Elkins
Untitled
Best Original Design

Jane Frenke
Berkeley Springs
Log Cabin Variation Line Dance
Honorable Mention - Pieced

Charli Fulton
Charleston
Homage to Hokusai:
In the Hollow of a Great Wave
Second Place - Wall Hanging

Phyllis Griffith
South Charleston
Ohio Star

Auldine Hutchinson
Washington
Jacobean Applique
Honorable Mention - Applique

Helen Jackson
Harrisville
Jewels of the Night
First Place - Pieced

Norma Jeffers
Belle
Pinwheels
Third Place - Pieced
Best Use of Color
Purchase Award

Fran Kordek
Elkins
Augusta Sampler

Barbara Lantz
Charleston
Holiday Windows
First Place - Wall Hanging

Delores Liggett
Elkins
Applique Sampler
Third Place - Applique

Cindy Lilly
Elkview
Dresden Plate

Judy Lilly
Winfield
Cabin Fever
Honorable Mention - Wall Hanging

Log Cabin Quilters Guild
Elkins
Millennium Sampler
Second Place - Mixed/Other

Evelyn Miller
Charleston
Wedding Traditions Through the Ages
Second Place - Applique

Betty Nichols
Williamstown
Millennium

Amy R. Odean
Spencer
Starlite

Linda Osborne
Culloden
Grandma’s Favorite

Mary Parsons
Charleston
Spring Baskets
First Place - Applique
Best Hand Quilting

Marjorie Rogers
Henderson
Fan-Tastic Sequel

Leslie Sabol
Charleston
Maple Leaves
Third Place - Wall Hanging

Sherry Sims
Charleston
Triangles

Patsy Smith
Martinsburg
Dresden Plate

Pauline Stewart
Philippi
Almost Amish Stars
Second Place - Pieced

Judith Tenney
Buckhannon
Feathers of Peace
Third Place - Mixed/Other

Gladys Thomas
South Charleston
Lone Star

Jane Tweddell
Berkeley Springs
Joanne’s Hexagon Challenge

Gail Vaillancourt
Newton
Log Cabin
Purchase Award

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