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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Memorial Day Quilt Shows

Times are hard, people are broke! Well, I am at least. The upcoming 3-day holiday weekend is usually designated "nature time." DH, Louie the dog, and I pack up the truck and head to the WV Hills for some one-on-one time with Mother Earth. There is nothing more rejuvinating than the smell of campfire and the feel of the cool mountain air against your skin.
Well, all that is just going to have to wait. Gas prices are just now allowing us to go very far right now. BUT, all is not lost! What can compare to the joy nature brings me? QUILTS, Quilting, and anything quilt related!!!
I have compiled a list of local quilt-related happenings. I hope you can get to enjoy this holiday with your loved ones, otherwise. . . join me!

Piecemakers Quilt Show

St Peter Claver’s Piecemakers quilt group will be having a quilt show on Sunday, May 22 beginning at 4 p.m. The show will be in the St Peter Claver Parish Hall 9th Avenue and 15th Street, Huntington. The annual presentations of Quilts to community organizations. The organizations can use the quilts they are given as fundraisers or keep them.

Quilt National: 17th Biennial Juried International Quilt Exhibition
Saturday, May 28. Entries represent artists from 46 states and 22 foreign countries. Questions, call 740-592-4981.
The Dairy Barn Arts Center
8000 Dairy Lane
Athens, OH 45701
Show is open May 28th to the Public . . . also open on Memorial day and Labor Day! This weekend 12 - 5pm

35th Anniversary Vandalia Gathering*
Friday-Sunday, May 27-29. A celebration of the traditional arts, music, dance, stories, crafts and food of West Virginia. For complete details, visit
West Virginia State Capitol Complex
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Charleston, WV 25301
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is announcing a call for entries for its annual juried quilt and wall hanging exhibition. The free summer-long exhibition, Quilts and Wall Hangings 2011, will be displayed in the Great Hall of the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston, from May 24 through Sept. 6, 2011

Permanent Display of Quilts*
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. A permanent display of quilts in several areas of the 20-building village. The village store and museum has a display of the dozens of different popular Appalachian quilt block types while the Appalachian Heritage Hall is also hanging with full-size Appalachian quilts made in the area. Call 304-522-1244 or go online
Heritage Farm Museum and Village
3300 Harvey Road
Huntington, WV 25704

Quilts in the Permanent Collection*
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. The Highlands Museum showcases many quilts in some of its permanent collections and such historical exhibits such as "Mr. Lincoln's War." or call 606-329-8888.
Highlands Museum and Discovery Center
1620 Winchester Ave.
Ashland, KY 41101
Cost: $5.50; $4.50 seniors, students and children; free for children under 2

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