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Class Registration Deadline — June 10, 2016 *
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*All class fees include that day’s admission to the Festival.
(As a consideration to our teachers, we ask that you sign up for classes asap, but walk-ins are ALWAYS welcome.)
* No refunds will be given after June 10, 2016.

Lorraine Covington — Teacher & Judge


Class: Bloom
Thursday, June 23
9–12 - lunch break - 2–5
$65 ($55 WV Quilters, Inc. members)
Pattern Fee $10, payable to teacher
An avid quilter for over 40 years, Lorraine credits her love of quilting to her two grandmothers, both of whom were skilled in many needlework techniques. A love of all quilting techniques led to Lorraine’s desire to become a certified judge, passing the tests for that NQA certification in 2001.
mLorraine has been honored to judge quilt shows across the country, including the Minnesota State Show, the National Quilting Association Show, and many regional and local shows.
mA native of Columbus, Ohio, Lorraine then lived in Florida for ten years, and now happily resides in North Carolina with her husband of 36 years, Calvin.
mA member of NQA for many years, Lorraine served on the Board as the Certified Judge Coordinator and as the Education Chairperson. Her latest venture was a column for the NQA magazine, the Quilting Quarterly, A Matter of Judgment.
mWhen she is not quilting, Lorraine is knitting, crocheting doilies, making wool table toppers…..etc!
mLorraine is a member two local guilds, and enjoys time with quilting friends and also teaching quilting techniques. She appreciates the fact that there is always something new to learn, and is constantly inspired by the beautiful quilts she sees in her travels.
This pretty design is created starting with simple piecing of the background squares. The petals are fused to the blocks, and then blanket stitched. Once the blocks are pieced to each other, the flowers BLOOM!
mBasic piecing uses 2 identical layer cakes or cut your own 10” squares.
Your machine needs a blanket stitch or a zigzag stitch to complete the flowers.
mCome and enjoy creating this fun, attractive design!
mQuilt is 65” x 83”
Level: Confident Beginner and up
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*** Click HERE to download Pre-cutting Directions.

Lorraine Covington, 1940 Dunmore Lane, Clemmons NC 27012 — 366-766-7191
lorrainequilts@cs.com

Mary Utt — Teacher


Class: River Road Baskets
Thursday, June 23
9–12 - lunch break - 2–5
$65 ($55 WV Quilters, Inc. members
)

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Mary Utt is from Elkins, WV and has been sewing since she was about the age of five. She comes from a family of quilters and has been quilting for about 25 years. She is a retired police officer and has two daughters.
m Mary is a member of the NQA, AQS, WVQI and the Log Cabin Quilters' Guild. She has worked with the nominating committee of WVQI and is presently the Outreach Committee chairman for WVQI. She has served the WVQI Festival for several years assisting with hanging and takedown, the front desk, the judging room and classes. 
For this class we will be making one basket block and going over a technique for making half square triangle blocks and discussing block construction and pressing techniques. This quilt was shown in Quiltmania magazine, January-February 2014 issue. The quilt may be seen and a pattern ordered at: info@redcrinolinequilts.com.
m The pattern will also be available from Vicki Fleer at The Quilt Shoppe, 521 Main Street, Summersville, WV 26651. Vicki is a sponsor of the Quilt Festival and has in stock any quilting related item you may need and carries over 1500 Reproduction Fabrics so you may opt to purchase your pattern and fabrics after you get to Summersville.
m This pattern was designed by Paula Barnes who has designed many Civil War inspired quilts. Her designs and books are wonderful. Paula designs the quilts and they are made by her and Mary Ellen Robison.

Pam Weeks — Teacher and Lecturer

Class: Quilts for Civil War Soldiers and How to reproduce them.

Friday, June 24
9–12 and 2–5
$65 ($55 WV Quilters, Inc. members)


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Lecture:
Civil War Soldiers’ Quilts
Friday, June 23, 7:00 pm,
following dinner
*Free and Open to the Public*

Quilts made for use by soldiers during the Civil War are very rare—only seventeen are known (so far) to exist, and I have studied most of them in person. I outline the origins of the U. S. Sanitary Commission at the beginning of the War; the roles women played on the home front, and the battlefield; and feature the stories of fourteen actual Civil War soldiers’ quilts.

Quilts for Civil War Soldiers and how to reproduce them —
Only a handful of quilts made for Union soldiers in the Civil War survive, and Pam has studied most of them. This class will include a brief history of Civil War quilt-making with emphasis on patterns and fabrics appropriate to the era.
Quilts have been the focus for more than half my life and I joyfully explore the many facets of this ancient and always exciting craft. I started making quilts as a result of the craft revival inspired by the Bicentennial in 1976. Like many of my era, I made traditional quilts with the limited calicos available.
m By the mid-1980’s I was designing my own work, and considered myself an art quilter. I made quilts based in tradition with an emphasis on non-traditional color. A class with Nancy Crow sent me into the world of hand-dyed fabrics and improvisational quilts.
m In 1991 I meandered down a different avenue when I took a class on reproducing the antique quilts I loved but couldn’t afford, and I was hooked on quilt history. Who knew that this would lead to research on “potholder” quilts, and even the Civil War? My first book was published in 2013 on Civil War quilts made for soldiers. My next book will be out soon.
m As the Binney Family Curator of the New England Quilt Museum, I have the job of my dreams. I work with many different quilters, collectors, institutions, and co-conspirators to plan exhibits for the museum, and research the quilts in the museum's collection. I'm having so much fun!

Willanna Wales—Teacher and Lecturer
Class: Stained Glass Quilts, the Fun, Fast, and Easy Method

Friday, June 24
9–Noon

$45 ($35 WV Quilters, Inc. members)
Class kit $25, payable to teacher.


Each kit will contain all supplies needed to complete the table runner top using batik fabrics.
Lecture: Magic Stained-Glass Quilts
Saturday, June 24, 2:30 pm
*Free and Open to the Public*

Willanna Wales will display and talk about her quilts made with the “no-sew” technique. By using a grid-patterned fusible, there isn’t any stitching until you are ready to machine quilt the project. This is a chance to see, touch, and ask countless questions of the quilt maker.

Quilting is both my passion and my profession. Some of my earliest memories are of stitching scraps of flowered calico and feed sack material as I sat with my grandmother on her front porch in my home state of Tennessee.  My mother continued my quilting education and I enjoyed making traditional quilts for family and friends.  However, I began to look beyond traditional blocks and starting designing my own patterns and methods of quilt construction.
m I purchased a long-arm quilting machine in 1997 and quilted professionally part-time during my years as an accountant at Marshall University.  Upon retiring in 2008, I became a full-time long-arm quilter.
m I have built a reputation for incorporating original and unique quilting designs in my detail quilting.  Over the past 18 years a number of my customers' quilts have won ribbons at various shows and exhibits including the WV State Quilt Festival and WV Division of Culture and History Juried Exhibits. 
m I have built a reputation for incorporating original and unique quilting designs in my detail quilting.  Over the past 18 years a number of my customers' quilts have won ribbons at various shows and exhibits including the WV State Quilt Festival and WV Division of Culture and History Juried Exhibits. 
m One of my current projects is the development of a unique no-sew "stained-glass" technique.  I call it “Fast, Fun and Fabulous Magic Stained-Glass Quilting.”  
m This is the half-day class I will be teaching on Friday, June 24, 2016 at the Quilt Festival 2016.  Each student should be able to complete the table runner during class so that it will be ready for quilting.


Class Description:
The students will be making a 27" x 45" “Magic Stained-Glass Table Runner” using my “no-sew” technique and batik fabrics.

A “trunk show” of other pieces I have made using this technique will be presented during the class, which may inspire the imaginations of others.
 

Supply List:
m Iron
m Applique Pressing Cloth (or “Shoe Iron”)
m Pressing surface (such as a beach towel)

After class, additional kits and supplies used for making projects using this technique will be available.

Teachers’ Medley
Teachers’ Medley Teachers:

Tresha Cottrill - Cats in the Cradle
Joni Hoffman - Nail it Down!
Brian McCoy - Making 1/2 Square Triangles and Squaring Them Up
Amy Pabst - English Paper Piecing
Sandy Sheffield - No Match Quilting with Fusible Grid
Mavis Strakal - Tackling Your T's
Mary Utt - Quick Half Square Triangles
Saturday, June 20, 9:30–11:30am
$20


Seven of the region’s finest teachers will be giving demonstrations on a variety of techniques. You’ll have the opportunity to attend a presentation for 15 minutes and then move on to the next teacher until you’ve been to all seven. You’ll also receive a booklet with a one page handout from each teacher.

Class Registration Deadline — June 10, 2016 *
Download Class Registration Form
*All class fees include that day’s admission to the Festival.
(As a consideration to our teachers, we ask that you sign up for classes asap, but walk-ins are ALWAYS welcome.)
* No refunds will be given after June 10, 2016.