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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is offering a quilt workshop with Linda Scholten, National Quilting Association (NQA) certified judge, on Friday, May 5, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. Class size is limited and registration is required. There is a $20 fee per person, payable to the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

The workshop, “Taking Care of Your Vintage Singer Featherweight (Model 221),” will teach students about the care and use of the whole machine, from case to foot controller. Students will learn how to clean, oil and lubricate their machine and properly use the components. This is a basic care class that can save you money by teaching proper maintenance techniques. Repairs will not be taught or done in class.

Scholten of Oxford, Ohio, is an author, speaker, teacher and quilter as well as a NQA certified judge. She started sewing at the age of 10, in a 4-H clothing club, and began making quilts in 1975. Scholten is a charter member of the American Quilter’s Society and the Columbus, Ohio, Color and Design Group; a member of the NQA and Oxford Piecemakers, and has judged shows across the midwest in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Her work has shown internationally and is published in three books. She has had her quilts accepted into the AQS Paducah quilt show in 2005 and 2017.

All students will receive a class kit including a slotted screwdriver, small bottle of sewing machine oil, tube of sewing machine lubricant, pipe cleaner, wooden toothpicks, paper towel, lint brush, new size 80 Schmetz universal point needle and enlarged copies of the 221 manual pages showing oiling and lubrication techniques. There is an additional kit fee of $15, payable in cash directly to Scholten.

For more information about the quilt workshop, or to register and receive a supply list, contact Cailin Howe, exhibits coordinator for the division, at (304) 558-0220, ext. 128 or [email protected].

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts with Gayle Manchin, 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.

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