West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History

West Virginia Division of Culture and History to Offer Quilt Workshop on May 9


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is offering a quilt workshop with Marcel Miller, National Quilting Association (NQA) certified judge, on Friday, May 9, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The workshop is suitable for beginning and intermediate quilters. Class size is limited and registration is required. There is a $20 fee per person.

The workshop is divided into two segments. From 10 a.m. to noon, “Quilt It!” will provide practical advice for selecting the perfect quilting design for a quilt every time. Participants will learn a systematic approach for choosing a design and learn how to determine thread colors, batting, and backing for their quilt. The program uses PowerPoint, interactive exercises, photos and student quilts.

The final one-hour PowerPoint segment from noon to 1 p.m., “From the Judges Perspective,” will explore the judging process from beginning to end. Miller will discuss the benefits of having a quilt entry judged, show categories in an exhibit, quilt design, workmanship and competition awards.

Miller, of North Carolina, is a professional machine quilter and owner of Threadgoods Quilting services. She is the founder of the Coastal Carolina Machine Quilters, a group of longarm machine quilters who gather together for creative support and fun. She has judged thousands of quilts in shows across the country including local, regional and national shows.

As a NQA certified juge, Miller has seen the work of many quilters across the country. It is her goal to share information and encouragement with all entrants in a quilt exhibit. She is president of the NQA, which exists to promote the art, craft and legacy of quiltmaking, while encouraging high standards through education, preservation, and philanthropic endeavors.

For more information about the quilt workshop or to register, visit our website at www.wvculture.org, or contact Holli Vanater, state museum operations manager for the division, at (304) 558-0220, ext. 131.

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.



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