West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History

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


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s annual exhibition, Quilts and Wall Hangings 2013, was unveiled in the Great Hall and the south wing of the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston on Friday, May 24, 2013.

The crowd-pleasing juried exhibition features 62 exquisite quilts and wall hangings representing the talents of West Virginia quilters. Quiltmaking 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. 2.

The exhibition includes work by 57 quilters from 23 counties. Winners were selected in four categories: pieced quilts, appliqued quilts, mixed/other quilts and wall hangings. Awards were presented at 7 p.m., May 24, 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 non-monetary honorable mention distinctions and a Judge’s Choice award were made. A complete list of exhibitors and winners is attached. High resolution photographs are available at http://www.wvculture.org/museum/Quilts/quilt2013/2013quiltphotos.html

“The quilt exhibition in the Great Hall is one of our most popular and colorful exhibitions,” said Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith of the Division. “Visitors enjoy the fine handiwork of West Virginians whose creativity and appreciation of tradition are showcased in the quilts and wall hangings we feature.”

Beverly Fine, a National Quilting Association Certified Judge from Haymarket, Va., served as judge for this year’s exhibition. She made her first quilt for a friend when she was in high school, and became a dedicated quilter in 1996. Fine focuses her work on monoprinting, or using an etching press and/or fabric marbling, as well as dye-painting and shibori techniques. Her work has been exhibited in juried shows, including the Fitchburg Art Museum and the Johsonia Gallery in Fitchburg, Mass.; the Whistler House Museum of Art, the Brush Art Gallery and Studios and the New England Quilt Museum, all in Lowell, Mass. She recently co-authored the book Guide to Judged Quilt Shows, available through www.nqa.org or Amazon.

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

For more information about the Quilts and Wall Hangings 2013 exhibit, contact Caryn Gresham, deputy commissioner for the Division, at (304) 558-0220.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Lynn Andrews
Huntington, Cabell County
Exotic Petals
3rd Place, Appliqué

Phyliss “Toni” Asbury
Huntington, Cabell County
Bargello Heart

Geneal Bailey
LeRoy, Jackson County
Snow Days
2nd Place, Wall Hanging

Penny Bailey
Huntington, Cabell County
Philadelphia Phillies
2nd Place, Mixed/Other

Diana L. Beverage
Marlinton, Pocahontas County
Palomino in the Snow

Norma R. Blankenship
Alum Creek, Kanawha County
Double Pinwheel

Jean Boggess
Hurricane, Putnam County
Bethlehem Star
1st Place, Wall Hanging
Purchase Award

Macel Bowe
Reedy, Roane County
Fall Colors Dresden Plate “Crows”

Jane Bowers
Coalton, Randolph County
Snake River

Mary L. Brown
Hurricane, Putnam County
Fairy Flowers
Honorable Mention, Wall Hanging

Janie Bull
Weirton, Hancock County
Mariner’s Compass

Brenda Crosby Casto
Buckhannon, Upshur County
Rabbits Prefer Embroidery

Tresha Cottrill
Rosedale, Gilmer County
Mariner’s Compass

Elwanda Dennison
Mount Clare, Harrison County
Plaid Double Wedding Ring

Linda Diane Dolan
Spencer, Roane County

Mary “Jan” Dowell
Caldwell, Greenbrier County
Grandmother’s Flower Pots
3rd Place, Mixed/Other

Kristi Essex
Ivydale, Clay County
Summer Solstice

Roberta Farmer
Hurricane, Putnam County
Snake River
Honorable Mention, Pieced

Rosemary Fisher
Little Birch, Braxton County
New York Beauty
Star Sampler

Doris A. Frazier
Man, Logan County
My Oops Quilt

Donald Fritz
Sutton, Braxton County

Joy Fritz
Sutton, Braxton County
Ribbons and Blooms
Honorable Mention, Mixed/Other

Charli Fulton
Charleston, Kanawha County
Shibori Album
1st Place, Mixed/Other
Judge’s Choice

Rebecca Glass
Huntington, Cabell County
Sampler of Psalms
Honorable Mention, Wall Hanging

Jane Hark
Charleston, Kanawha County
Laundry Day

Harriet Harless
Huntington, Cabell County
Language of Love

Shirley Hildreth
Spencer, Roane County
Nite Lites

Michelle Hill
Barboursville, Cabell County
Feed Sack Dresden Plate
Honorable Mention, Mixed/Other

Dolores Johnson
Huntington, Cabell County

Brenda Kincaid
Beckley, Raleigh County
A Walk in the Forest

Deborah Kinder
Orgas, Boone County
Misty Mountain Pond

Fran Kordek
Elkins, Randolph County
Honorable Mention, Wall Hanging

Barbara Lantz
Charleston, Kanawha County
Visions of Christmas
Honorable Mention, Appliqué

Miriam Leatherman
Old Fields, Hardy County
Garden Club
2nd Place, Appliqué

Amy Marlowe
Charleston, Kanawha County
Stained Glass

Sheila Maxey
Sutton, Braxton County

Jennifer F. McCulty
Spencer, Roane County   
Card Tricks for Evan and Elle
3rd Place, Pieced

Geraldine Melton
Fraziers Bottom, Putnam County
Happy Birthday West Virginia

Marie Miley
Huntington, Cabell County
Butterscotch Tart
Honorable Mention, Pieced

Evelyn M. Miller
Charleston, Kanawha County
Rose Garden
1st Place, Appliqué

Dorothy J. Mills
Parkersburg, Wood County
Visions of West Virginia

Pam Tice Newman
Charleston, Kanawha County
Moon Glow
2nd Place, Pieced

Cindy Osborn
Princeton, Mercer County
Mystery Quilt

Mary A. Parsons
Charleston, Kanawha County
Just Clowning Around

Marguriette “Corky” Perry
Huntington, Wayne County
Stars Over West Virginia, Happy Birthday West Virginia

Kay Phelps
Winfield, Putnam County
No Place Like Home
1st Place, Pieced
Best of Show
Purchase Award

Jane Rhodes
Ripley, Jackson County
Medallion (Summer Splendor)

Nannette Robson
Cross Lanes, Kanawha County
Underground Railroad Sampler

Rebecca Rollyson
Charleston, Kanawha County
Wild Wonderful West Virginia
She Sells Seashells
3rd Place, Wall Hanging

Lynda J. Sago
Fairmont, Marion County
Soldier’s Dream

Barbara J. Skidmore
Charleston, Kanawha County
Flower Garden
Visions of West Virginia

Cathy L. Sowa
Frametown, Braxton County
Log Cabin

St. Andrew United Methodist Church
St. Albans, Kanawha County
Galilean Sunrise

Rodney Stewart
Charleston, Kanawha County
Raven’s Tale

Nancy A. Swisher
Fairmont, Monongalia County
Memories of Provence

Willanna Wales
Lesage, Cabell County
Happy 150th Birthday West Virginia

Demmie Darlene Webb
Huntington, Cabell County
Blooming Nine Patch



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