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West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History is currently accepting entries for its Annual Juried Quilt Exhibition

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) is currently accepting entries for the 2023 West Virginia Quilts and Wall Hangings Juried Exhibition. The deadline to turn in entries is Monday, May 1, at 4 p.m. This is the 42nd year for the exhibition which will open Friday, May 26, 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. 11, 2023.

Quilts and wall hangings can be mailed, or hand delivered to Rachel Keeney, exhibits coordinator 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 5 by Juror Karen Kendo titled “Perfect Endings Binding Workshop.” This class will give you the skills to apply binding with crisp ninety-degree mitered corners, even and full edges and smooth final joins. No lumps, no bumps, no frustration…just the perfect ending! There are limited spaces available, and an RSVP is required.

The prospectus and entry information for the 2023 Quilts and Wall Hangings Juried Exhibition can be found at https://wvculture.org/agencies/museums/.    

For more information about the exhibit and the workshop or to request a printed prospectus, contact Keeney at (304) 558-0220 or Rachel.m.keeney@wv.gov

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