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Annual quilt exhibition opens at the Cultural Center


Art and utility combine in Quilts and Wall Hangings 2002, which opened today in the Great Hall and the Art Gallery of the Cultural Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The crowd-pleasing annual juried exhibition features 30 exquisite quilts and 15 wall hangings representing the talents of West Virginia quiltmakers. Quiltmaking is one of West Virginia’s oldest and most-treasured art forms, and this annual display has become a tradition with visitors from all over the United States and abroad. The quilt exhibition will remain on display through Sept. 2. The wall hangings can be seen in the Art Gallery, just off the Great Hall, through Aug. 11.

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

Anne Weaver of Durham, N.C., served as judge for this year’s exhibition. She is a nationally known teacher and lecturer whose work has been included in such shows as “A Garden of Quilts” and “Cold Night Beauties” at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Her quilts also have been displayed in the office of the mayor of Durham, N.C., and at Duke Hospital North in Durham. Weaver, a certified instructor and quilt judge for the National Quilting Association, teaches fiber arts for the Durham Arts Council.

Quilts and Wall Hangings 2002 will be on display during the 26th annual Vandalia Gathering which will be held May 24-26 at the Cultural Center and on the State Capitol grounds. The exhibition 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 25.

The Cultural Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. The Archives Library is closed on Sunday. For more information about Quilts and Wall Hangings 2002, call (304) 558-0162.

Quilts and Wall Hangings 2002 Exhibitors

Geneal Bailey of Ripley
“Jacobean Medley”
First Place - Wallhanging

Linda Bailey of Beaver
“Grandmother’s Fan”

Betty Bond of Lost Creek
“Quilted Puzzle”

Jean Bosworth of Elkins

Jane Bowers of Norton
“Grandmother’s Garden”
Third Place - Mixed/Other

Margaret Bowling of Elkview
“Scrap Happy”

Mary Brown of Hurricane
“Starry Night”

Sheryl Carpenter of Mineral Wells
“Log Cabins”
Honorable Mention - Pieced
Purchase Award

Brenda Casto of Buckhannon

Betty Chandler of Charleston
“Almost Aunt Grace”
First Place - Mixed/Other

Catherine DeMarco of Elkview
Honorable Mention - Wallhanging

Elwanda Dennison of Mount Clare
“Midnight Starburst”

Charli Fulton of Charleston
“Lone Star”
Honorable Mention - Pieced

Dilla Given of Milton
“Starry Night”

Phyllis Griffith of South Charleston
“Honey Comb”

Helen Jackson of Harrisville
“Starry Path”
Fourth Place - Pieced

Norma Jeffers of Belle
“Big Horn Country”

Kathy King of Moorefield
“Lone Star Log Cabin”

Mary Kiser of Evans
“Wedding Ring”

Fran Kordek of Elkins
“Only Nine Pairs”
Second Place - Pieced

Barbara Lantz of Charleston
Second Place - Wallhanging

Mildred Lee of Charlton Heights
“Mariner’s Yuletide”

Delores Liggett of Elkins
“A Galaxy of Stars”
Fifth Place - Pieced

Judy Lilly of Winfield
Third Place - Wallhanging
Purchase Award

Susan Maslowski of Milton
“Slater Petroglyph”

Kathleen Matherly of Flat Top
“Album Quilt”
Third Place - Applique

Janet Jo McIntosh of Morgantown
“Janet Jo’s Flowers”
Second Place - Mixed/Other

Jean Mercer of South Charleston
“Bears Crossing”

Evelyn Miller of Charleston
“Nature’s Jewels”
First Place - Applique
Best Hand Quilting
Best of Show

Janet Morris of South Charleston
“My Rose Garden”

Cheryl Mowrer of Poca
“Trip Around the World”

Cynthia Myerberg of Morgantown
“The Rules of Chaos”
Purchase Award

Linda Osborne of Culloden
“Stars Over Georgetown”

Mary Parsons of Charleston
“Oriental Poppy”
Second Place - Applique
Best Quilting Design

Juanita Reed of Charleston
“Birds of West Virginia”

Karin Rodeheaver of Bayard
“Bears in the Woods”

Debbie Sorensen of Charleston
“Double Pinwheel”
Third Place - Pieced
Best Machine Quilting

Anne Spencer of New Martinsville

Judith Tenney of Buckhannon
“Delectable Mountain”
First Place - Pieced
Best Use of Scraps

Marie Teter (deceased)
“Tree of Life”

Carol Ann Throckmorton of Elkview
“Tulip Bowl”

Gail Vaillancourt of Newton
“Shadow of the Bear”

Louella Jarrell Vance of Barboursville
“The Legendary Dogwood”

Deborah Wallace of Charleston
“Tulip Patch”

Tanya West of Elkins
“Free Motion”


Ginny Painter
Director of Public Information
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
The Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305-0300
Phone (304) 558-0220
Fax (304) 558-2779