The Art of the Quilt
Award Winning Quilts from the WV State Museum Collection

Since 1981, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History has showcased some of West Virginia's finest handmade quilts through the West Virginia State Museum Juried Quilt Exhibit. 

Made with precision, originality and passion by skilled quilters from throughout the state, the exhibition is featured in the Great Hall of the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex every year from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

A national quilt juror reviews the entries and awards are presented in four categories: pieced quilts, appliqued quilts and mixed/other quilts. The juror also selects a best of show quilt that becomes part of the State Museum collection. The awards are presented at opening night of the annual Vandallia Gathering.


  Visual Systems: The Quilter’s Eye
December 12 - March 6

View historical and contemporary quilts representative of a wide range of cultures, and examine the basic elements of the creative process through use of color, shape, line and texture.

Quilting Demonstration Day
Saturday, February 6
noon - 3 pm

Juliet Museum of Art

Watch members of the Kanawha Valley Quilters Guild demonstrate various traditional and contemporary quilt making techniques. 

Quilt Class 
Quilt Design & Improvisation with Dre McLeod
Sundays, February 7, 14 & 21
2 - 4 pm

$80 members, $100 non-members 
Registration required.
Ages 15 and up.
Some materials provided.

Learn how to create your own bold and modern quilt designs in this three session workshop. Interact with materials and techniques that encourage you to experiment and improvise.

Quilt Lecture
Marbaum Collection: Collecting Art Quilts, 1985-2015 with Marvin Fletcher
Friday, February 19
6 pm

Juliet Museum of Art
Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Kanawha Valley Quilters Guild & Moon and Stars Quilts Guild

Join Athens, Ohio quilt collector and Board Member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Marvin Fletcher as he presents a survey of the art quilt collection that he and his wife built over the past 30 years.



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