Area quilt makers are busy finishing their projects for entry at the New Martinsville Heritage Quilt Show on July 20-21. This year will mark the 24th annual show. The late Elva Woodford of New Martinsville was the founder of the show, and it was through her interest in quilts that many ladies were inspired to try their hand at this very old art form. Many quilters have been a part of the show since it began and they continue to look forward to sharing their quilts with the community. There will be vendors and demonstrations during the show, as well as a quilt in the frames for anyone who would like to sit and quilt a while.
Registration will be on July 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at West Virginia Northern Community College. Those who are entering their quilts are asked to come during these hours. The show will begin on July 20 at 10 a.m. and will close at 6 p.m. and on July 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The quilts will be ready for pick-up at the college from 10 a.m. to noon on July 23.
The raffle quilt is called "Civil War Legacy." It is made from Civil War reproduction fabrics and is pieced and hand quilted by co-chairs, Joy Hayes and Becky Livingston of New Martinsville, and Kay Morris of Proctor. Tickets may be bought at the Bayer Heritage Credit Union and at the quilt show, at the price of $1 each or six for $5. The drawing will be at 5 p.m. on July 21. You do not need to be present to win.
“Civil War Legacy”—a quilt made from Civil War reproduction materials—is the handiwork being raffled during the New Martinsville Heritage Quilt Show July 20 and 21. Tickets are available at Bayer Heritage Credit Union now or at the show.
The staff of the quilt show wish to thank WVNCC for their hospitality in housing the show and for all the support given to the show each year.