CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) will begin accepting entries for the 2024 West Virginia Quilts and Wall Hangings Juried Exhibition on Monday, March 18 until Wednesday, April 24, at 4 p.m.

This is the 43rd year for the exhibition which will open Friday, May 24, with an awards ceremony at the annual Vandalia Gathering at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex. The free summer-long exhibition will be displayed through Sept. 9, 2024.

Quilts and wall hangings can be mailed, or hand delivered to Chuck Ocheltree, museum operations manager for the department, at the Culture Center.

Quilts and wall hangings, handmade or machine made, by West Virginia residents are eligible for the exhibition. Special consideration will be given to hand-quilted entries. Entrants may submit one quilt and one wall hanging. There is a nonrefundable fee of $20 per entry. Quilts and wall hangings shown previously in a Department of Arts, Culture and History Quilts and Wall Hangings juried exhibition are not eligible.

A quilting workshop will be held on May 3 by Kathryn Zimmerman, NACJQ Certified Quilt Judge, titled “Swoon Quilt Workshop West Virginia.” Participants will use old and new piecing techniques to create a perfect 24-inch block of the popular Swoon quilt pattern. Swoon patterns must be purchased. There are limited spaces available, and an RSVP is required.

The prospectus and entry information for the 2024 Quilts and Wall Hangings Juried Exhibition can be found at     

For more information about the exhibit, workshop, or to request a printed prospectus, contact Ocheltree at (304) 558-0220 or