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Quilters gathered in Marlinton for the fifth annual “Fall into Quilting Retreat”, 17 – 19 October, sponsored by Artcents’ (Diana Beverage) and Deb Ann’s Fabrics (Debbie Walker). We had participants from as far away as Pennsylvania and from other areas within West Virginia. Several special events were held during the retreat to celebrate its fifth year anniversary.
A quilt show was held at St. John’s Episcopal Church from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Thursday through Saturday. The quilts on display were the creative works of retreat participants and the show itself was open to the public.
This year we included an event that involved our local businesses who were very excited to participate. We believe Marlinton is special and has a lot to offer, especially in terms of special and unique stores and shops. Thirteen quilt patterns were placed in thirteen different establishments in town. Participants had to visit these businesses and collect their quilt block patterns. In order to qualify for the grand prize, you had to acquire all thirteen patterns. A list of participating business, locations and their hours were provided on the first day of the quilt retreat so folks could map out their strategy for collecting the patterns. We had great participation and the feedback from this particular event was very positive. Ann Myers, from Pocahontas County, was the lucky grand prize winner of the pattern hunt.
Saturday morning, quilters had the opportunity to attend a lecture, “Off the Wheel – Color Concepts for Quilters” by Barbara Ann Jones of Glenville, West Virginia. Most quilters haven’t taken a ton of art classes and, in turn, often lack confidence in their color sense, which makes fabric selection tricky! We get in color ruts, going back to the same few colors over and over, or we only feel comfortable making quilts from a kit, jelly roll, or a single fabric collection. Fortunately having an “eye for color” is not just something you are born with — it is something you can develop, as we discovered from Barbara Ann! The lecture was informative and well attended. Participants enjoyed the many examples of color play in the quilts and projects on display and appreciated the opportunity to ask questions and engage in meaningful dialogue about color.
Later that same day, retreat participants were treated to a catered luncheon (thank you Rayetta) complete with a five year celebratory anniversary cake!
The closing event was the drawing for a stunning patriotic quilt. Last year’s participants brought in completed red, white and blue quilt blocks which were then incorporated into a quilt pieced by Debbie Walker and quilted by Barb Siers. Pat Paxton, from Woodrow was the winner of the quilt!
The retreat sponsors would like to take this opportunity to thank the businesses that participated in the quilt pattern hunt. A heartfelt thanks goes to Locust Hill Inn, Cabin and Pub, 4th Ave Mason Jar Trading Post, Pocahontas County Artisan Co-op, CJ Richardson Hardware, Dirt Bean Café and Bike Shop, Pocahontas County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Flower Garden, Pocahontas Times, Rayetta’s Lunchbox, Cackling Hens, Appalachian Sport, Tattered Rose Boutique and Legacy Designs. Additional special thanks go to Sue Owens for providing us with a venue for the quilt show and Lauren Bennett for providing us with a wonderful place to hold our retreat.
It was such a special time for all involved! Plans are in the works for the 6th Annual “Fall into Quilting Retreat” 2020! We’ll keep you posted.
Great news!!! There will be a Quilt Show with the “Fall Into Quilting Retreat” this year! The ladies coming to the retreat will be bringing their works of art for display. See my website for details. http://debannsfabrics.com. Don’t miss it!!
This year’s festival was amazing and Pocahontas County was very well represented. The visitors were plentiful and this year’s quilts were stunningly beautiful! Our very own Debbie Walker had a beautiful entry. This was a quilt she presented during last year’s ” Fall into Quilting” retreat. Sherry Hudson’s “Welcome to the North Pole” was a labor of love and her project just made you smile every time you looked at it. The manner in which she personalized her project was simply the best! Diana Beverage (Artcents’) and Amy Caloccia (Cass Quilting Shop) were obviously very busy since last year, as they both had many stunning projects entered. All of these women are extremely talented, simply the most lovely women to know and are very active in the quilting community. They both regularly share their talents with quilters throughout the area. I hope you enjoy the pictures from this year’s festival.
The upcoming Northeast quilting events are all special. Check your calendar and see if a road show is in order. You will be happy!!!
Peach Blossoms – Quilts in the Orchard – July 21-22, 2017. Presented by Ocean Waves Quilt Guild at Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE. For more info visit http://www.oceanwavesquiltguild.org/quilt-show.
Diamond State Quilt Show 2017 – August 10-12, 2017. Presented by Ladybug Quilt Guild at Singerly Fire Hall, 300 Newark Avenue, Elkton, Maryland. For more info visit http://ladybugquiltguild.weebly.com/.
World Quilt Show – New England – August 17-19, 2017. Presented by Mancuso Show Management at The Radisson Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, New Hampshire. For more info visit http://www.quiltfest.com/.
Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza – September 14-17, 2017. Presented by Mancuso Show Management, the largest and most prominent quilting arts event in the Northeast all under one roof at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Phoenixville, PA. For more info visit http://www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/pennsylvania-national-quilt-extravaganza/.
Sew Many Memories – October 18-22, 2017. Presented by Undercovers Quilters at Brookhaven Municipal Building, 2 Cambridge Road, Brookhaven, PA. For more info visit http://undercoverquilters.com/.
I probably say it every year, but this year’s festival was so wonderful! The weather was perfect (which is in stark contrast to last year when we experienced the devastating floods), the visitors were plentiful and this year’s quilts were stunningly beautiful! We had at least two winning entries from right here in Pocahontas County, too! Diana Beverage and Linda Adams. Both of whom are extremely talented and simply the most lovely women to know. They both regularly share their talents with quilters throughout the area.
I was thrilled to see a Spendid Sampler entry.
As well as a Lori Holt design.
It was a spectacular showing of quilts and the vendors were amazing with a wide range of wares. Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time and we can’t wait until next year!
Just a reminder that next week starting on June 22 – 24 is the WV Quilt Show in Summersville, WV. https://wvquilters.org/Festival.html On the 21st of June the Row by Row starts all over the US and Canada. Check for quilt shops anywhere you go and pick up your Rows to put together in a quilt. Check out Deb Ann’s Fabrics https://www.debannsfabrics.com/ for more information on who it works and to see my Row for 2017. Hope to see you at either/both places. Happy Creating.
As summer approaches, a variety of quilting events are looming on the horizon! First up is the West Virginia Quilt Festival, beginning 22 June 2017! Can you believe it? During this time period, the Row by Row Experience and Junior Row by Row Experience will start, followed by the West Virginia Mountain Quilt Quest in July! Of course, getting ready for all these events began months ago and I have a feeling things won’t be slowing down any time soon. Here is a little something I “whipped up” so folks participating in the quilt quest can see what all the shop hop blocks would look like put together in a quilt. I’m quite proud of the results! What do you think?
I also used the West Virginia Mountain Quilt Quest bird panel to create this.
I was most pleased with the results!
Needless to say, here in West Virginia, we are very excited to see the quilting event season to begin. It is our opportunity to show off our our beautiful state, our hospitality and our love of quilting. So get out that GPS, gas up the car and hit the road. See you soon!
Next Thursday, 22 June 2017, is the first day of the West Virginia Quilt festival in Summersville, WV. The festival runs through Saturday, 24 June. There will be beautiful quilts, vendors, classes and much more. A new category of quilts has been added this year, entitled: Modern/Contemporary. For more information about the upcoming show and/or newsletter, go to https://wvquilters.org/Festival.html. There is a wealth of information regarding the show, as well as information about West Virginia Quilters, Inc. I hope to see you there! By the way, I am a vendor again this year, so come by, tell me you read this on my website and get a surprise! See you there and happy quilting.
For those of you who might have missed my earlier post, I am THRILLED to announce the shop will be participating in the West Virginia Mountain Quilt Quest, 17 through 29 July 2017, for the FIRST time ever! My shop is only one of 11 shops participating this year.’s event, so I am really excited to be included in this year’s event! This event will be going on at the same time as the Row by Row Experience, so you could collect rows and quilt quest patterns at the same time!!!
“Come and join us for a winding adventure through the nature-filled hills of West Virginia. This two week event filled with fabric, fun and prizes will indulge your love of quilting while you enjoy the natural beauty of our state. Each of the 11 quilt shops will provide a complimentary block pattern; as well as offer the option of purchasing their project kit. When you have collected all quilt block patterns from each of the 11 shops you will be able to create a wonderful quilt as a memory of your journey. This year’s theme fabric “Birds of a Feather, Quilt Together” is especially designed by West Virginia artist Dorothy Post Swick from Bridgeport. Our block patterns are created by West Virginian Eileen Farren from Kenova. She has worked with us in the past and does a great job of designing our blocks. Each shop will have a door prize drawing so be sure to register at each one as you visit.” For more information regarding the 2017 Quilt Quest, please visit their website: http://www.wvmountainquiltquest.com/main/
So mark your calendar for July 17-29, 2017 and I hope you’ll come meander through “Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia”.
Also, I wanted to let everyone know, I also have the Wildflowers of West Virginia panel, from last year’s 2016 quilt quest, available for purchase now in the shop. See you soon!
19th annual Quilt Show
When: Jan. 21-Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fridays; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays
Where: Community Library of Allegheny Valley Harrison Branch, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights, PA
Details: 724-226-3491 or alleghenyvalleylibrary.org