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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin will unveil the West Virginia State Sesquicentennial Quilt featuring such icons as Camden Park and Sandstone Falls at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2013, at the Culture Center on the State Capitol Complex.

All of the 72 quilters from across West Virginia who invested hundreds of hours into making the commemorative quilt have been invited. A reception will follow.

Each of the state’s 55 counties is represented by at least one quilt square made from Civil War-era fabric donated by Andover Fabrics of New York City. Quilters Toni Asbury and Winona Bays, both of Cabell County; Sheryl Carpenter of Wood County; and Eileen Farren, Marguriette “Corky” Perry and Sandy Sheffield, all of Wayne County; pieced together the squares to create the quilt top. Joni Hoffman of Clay County hand quilted it.

The commemorative quilt project, which was spearheaded by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History in partnership with the West Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission, will be part of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s WV150 display, which is on exhibit at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, through the end of 2013.  Once the exhibit is over, the quilt will be added to the West Virginia State Museum’s permanent collection.

For more information, contact Caryn Gresham, deputy commissioner for the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, at (304) 558-0220 or at [email protected] 

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.

Media Note: The quilters’ names and photos of their quilt squares are available at http://wvculture.zenfolio.com/p546960361 

To find a photo on the link look for the county listed below and you will see the quilter’s name, the name of quilt square and its number in the photo file.

BARBOUR COUNTY
Kim Jeffries
Railroad Crossing
Photo No. 35

BERKELEY COUNTY
Carrie Scray
Jacob’s Ladder
Photo No. 12

BOONE COUNTY
Deborah Kinder
Railroad Crossing
Photo No. 33

BRAXTON COUNTY
Mabel L. Gregory
Nine Patch
Photo No. 41

BROOKE COUNTY
Susan Pardee
Oh Those West Virginia Hills!
Photo No. 17

CABELL COUNTY
Marian Midkiff Crowe
Dutchman’s Puzzle
Photo No. 49

CALHOUN COUNTY
Martha J. Harris
Welcome Home
Photo No. 37

CLAY COUNTY
Elizabeth I. Duffield
Apple Tree
Photo No. 47

DODDRIDGE COUNTY
Debbie Matheny and Norma Bowyer
Railroad Crossing
Photo No. 16

FAYETTE COUNTY           
Odella Wills
West Virginia Cardinal
Photo No. 2
and
Victoria Caldwell
Bird & Book
Photo No. 54

GILMER COUNTY
Tresha Cottrill
Mill Wheel
Photo No. 50
and
Geraldine Marks
Log Cabin with Haystack
Photo No. 18

GRANT COUNTY
Scott Eckes
Trees for the Forest
Photo No. 45

GREENBRIER COUNTY
Norma J. Lott
Friendship Star
Photo No. 27 bottom left

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY
Kathy S. Jones
Turn About
Photo No. 34

HANCOCK COUNTY
Mary M. Ashbee
Traveling Along Hancock County
Photo No. 63

HARDY COUNTY
Majorie Estepp
Garden Path
Photo No. 44
and
Judy A. Moyer
Lost River Valley
Photo No. 21 top right
and
Judy A. Moyer
Traditional
Photo No. 21 bottom left

HARRISON COUNTY
Tana Hall
Stealey–Goff–Vance House
Photo No. 39

JACKSON COUNTY
Ella L. Boggess
Ripley 4th of July Celebration
Photo No. 57

JEFFERSON COUNTY
Nancy Blue Magaha
Courthouse Steps
Photo No. 19

KANAWHA COUNTY
Charli Fulton
Rising Sun
Photo No. 42
and
Deborah L. Smiley
Mountain Sunset
Photo No. 11
and
Anita B. Smith
9 Patch
Photo No. 10

LEWIS COUNTY
Georgann Barrett
Untitled
Photo No. 61

LINCOLN COUNTY
Estelle Hall
Bear’s Paw
Photo No. 29
and
Serena Toppins
Star of West Virginia
Photo No. not yet available
and Abraham Lincoln
Photo No. 8

LOGAN COUNTY   
Nicole L. Adkins
Shoo-Fly
Photo No. 64
and
Doris Ann Frazier
Company House
Photo No. 43

MARION COUNTY
Lynda J. Sago
Forget-Me-Knot
Photo No. 13

MARSHALL COUNTY
Susan K. Noble
Posies Around the Square
Photo No. 22

MASON COUNTY
Mollie Yauger
Courthouse Steps
Photo No. 1
and
Elizabeth Van Sickle
Tour of Mason County
Photo No. 5

MCDOWELL COUNTY
Phyllis Noe
Coal Miner’s Cap
Photo No. 20

MERCER COUNTY
Sheila M. Chipley
Log Cabin
Photo No. 52

MINERAL COUNTY
Terrie Rogers
Highlights of Mineral County
Photo No. 14

MINGO COUNTY
Elizabeth D. Blair
Friendship Star
Photo No. 58

MONONGALIA COUNTY
Edith L. Harper
Nine Patch­
Photo No. not yet available
and
Norma J. Lott
Civil War Solider Patch
Photo No. 27 bottom right

MONROE COUNTY
Mary Lou Upton
Rolling Stone
Photo No. 6

MORGAN COUNTY
Norma J. Lott
Civil War Solider Patch
Photo No. 26 left

NICHOLAS COUNTY
Teresa Lea Vogel
West Virginia Star
Photo No. 4

OHIO COUNTY
Sandi Blackwell
Union Block
Photo No. 59

PENDLETON COUNTY 
Judy A. Moyer
Traditional
Photo No. 21 top let

PLEASANTS COUNTY
Helen Henegar
Bear’s Paw
Photo No. 36

POCAHONTAS COUNTY
Linda Adams
Churn Dash
Photo No. 65
and
Gerry Mosier
Rail Fence
Photo No. 24

PRESTON COUNTY
Norma J. Lott
Civil War Solider Patch
Photo No. 27 top left

PUTNAM COUNTY
Jean Boggess
Colors of Putnam County
Photo No. 56

RALEIGH COUNTY
Sharon Price
Courthouse Steps
Photo No. 15

RANDOLPH COUNTY
Fran Kordek
Log Cabin and Maple Leaf
Photo No. 31

RITCHIE COUNTY
Dixie Harper
Railroad Block
Photo No. 38

ROANE COUNTY
Macel Bowe
Dutch Rose
Photo No. 55

SUMMERS COUNTY
Betty Jo Williams
Indian
Photo No. 3

TAYLOR COUNTY
Jane Trickett
Memorial Marker with Piano Key Border
Photo No. 7

TUCKER COUNTY
Betty Ends
Dresden Plate
Photo No. 46

TYLER COUNTY
Barbara Lynch
Grandmother’s Flower Garden
Photo No. 25

UPSHUR COUNTY
Barbara Lane
Churn Dash Four Patch
Photo No. 30

WAYNE COUNTY
Tammy Barnett
Little Red Caboose
Photo No. 62
and
Beverly Beldon
Sign of the Happy Clown at Camden Park
Photo No. 60

WEBSTER COUNTY
Ann Carpenter
Grandma’s Flower Basket
Photo No. 53

WETZEL COUNTY
Becky Livingston
Special Blessings
Photo No. 28

WIRT COUNTY
Teresa Neff
Division
Photo No. 23
and
Susan D. Kirby
Rural Community Life
Photo No. 32

WOOD COUNTY
Norma J. Lott
Civil War Solider Patch
Photo No. 26 right
and
Linda Pearson Dally
The Paddle Wheel
Photo No. 48

WYOMING COUNTY
Susie Griffin
Friendship Star
Photo No. 40

STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA
Patricia Tolley
Barbara Brackman’s #48 West Virginia
Photo No. 9

TOP LEFT CORNER
Sheryl Carpenter
Churn Dash

TOP RIGHT CORNER
Judy A. Moyer
Traditional

LOWER RIGHT CORNER
Sheryl Carpenter
Friendship Star

BOTTOM LEFT CORNER
Norma J. Lott
Civil War Soldier Patch

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