Perhaps a sentimental, yet sad, memory made at this year's Festival of Memories will be the final River Heritage Quilt Show at West Virginia Northern Community College. The ladies who have put the show on for the past 25 years-Becky Livingston and Joy Hayes of New Martinsville, along with Kay Morris of Proctor-have decided that this year will be the last year they personally will put the show on.
The show was founded by the late Elva Woodford of New Martinsville. Through her interest in quilts, many ladies were inspired to try their hand at this very old art form. Friday and Saturday's show will feature some quilts created by The Stitching Sisters Quilt Guild.
This group, formed in 1999 in New Martinsville, was formed to share interests in learning quilting techniques, quilt history, and to share completed projects.
Pictured with their final quilt for the River Heritage Quilt Show are, from left, Joy Hayes, Becky Livingston, and Kay Morris.
The final quilt created by Hayes, Livingston, and Morris, called "True Lover's Knot", will be raffled off at the show. Tickets can be bought at the quilt show for the price of $1 each or six for $5.
Those who are entering their quilts at the quilt show are asked to drop their quilts off at WVNCC today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The quilt show will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. Visitors can also vote for the "People's Choice" quilt.
For more information on the quilt show, call Morris at 304-455-2588 or Livingston at 304-266-2122.
For more information on the Festival of Memories, see the story on page 3 of the Fairs and Festival's guide included with this issue.