CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is still accepting entries for its 2015 Quilts and Wall Hangings Exhibition.

On May 8 juror Lorraine Covington from Clemmons, N.C. will host a quilting workshop titled “Baskets and More” focusing on hand-embroidery techniques. Space for the workshop is limited and preregistration is required. There is a $20 fee per person, plus a $10 fee for the pattern.

Covington has been a quilter for more than 40 years and received her judging certification from the National Quilting Association in 2001. She has judged more than 80 shows in 10 states, is a member of two local guilds in North Carolina, and has taught numerous quilting classes in North Carolina and other states on various techniques.

Mailed entries for the 2015 quilt exhibition will be accepted at the Culture Center from April 10 through April 24. Hand-delivered entries must be received on April 16 and 17 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. unless other arrangements have been made. Quilts that are selected for show will be on display May 22 until Sept. 12.

Handmade and machine-made quilts by West Virginia residents are eligible for the exhibition. First- ($750), second- ($400), and third-place ($300) awards will be given for pieced quilts, appliqued quilts, quilts made with mixed/other media. Wall hanging awards are $400, $300, and $200 respectively. Each entrant may submit one quilt and one wall hanging with a non-refundable entry fee of $20 per piece. The division will provide Purchase Awards for one quilt and one wall hanging which will be added to the West Virginia State Museum collection.

The prospectus and entry information for the 2015 Quilts and Wall Hangings Juried Exhibition can be downloaded at To request a printed prospectus or to register for the workshop and receive a supply list, contact Cailin Howe, exhibits coordinator, at (304) 558-0220 or

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 The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.