Quilt documentation comes to Arthurdale

Save the story of your family quilts or other ones that you cherish.  The WV Quilt Documentation Project is recording the history of quilts made in—or currently residing in—West Virginia.
A documentation day is being held at the Arthurdale Inn (now WV Caring offices) on July 14 during the New Deal Festival–this FREE event does not require a New Deal Festival pass.  Appointments are required and can be made by contacting Kathy Opel via email (Kopel@yahoo.com) or by calling 304 329 1287.  During the free event, trained volunteers will examine and photograph quilts plus collect details of the quilt and its maker.  Even if the maker is unknown, quilts still have many stories to tell!

Quilt information and photos will be stored both in the archives of the WV Division of Culture and History in Charleston and on the national online data based, QuiltIndex.org .  Personal information about quilt owners is kept confidential.

For more details, visit the Documentation Page on the WV Quilters, Inc. website at wvquilters.org.

1930s Style Quilt Raffle

Win this 1930s style quilt made by the Homestead Quilt Guild!! Made with authentic reproduction 1930s fabrics, the quilt has 12 quilt pattern squares and is approximately 7’x5.5′. Stop by the AHI office to see it and to purchase your raffle tickets. Tickets are $2 or 3 for $5. Contact the AHI office at 304-864-3959 if you would like tickets mailed to you. The drawing will be held during the Festival of Trees. Thanks so much to the members of the Homestead Quilt Guild for volunteering their time to make this beautiful quilt!

1930s Style Quilt

Arthurdale Heritage Quilt Raffle

We are raffling this Civil War reproduction fabrics quilt made by the Homestead Quilters Guild. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and are available from AHI board members, quilt guild members, and at the AHI office during regular business hours. Drawing will be on December 9 at noon.

Thanks to the Homestead Quilters Guild for making and donating this beautiful quilt!

Quilt using Civl War reproduction fabrics

Size is 6.5 by 8 feet


Quilt an Apron for Your Machine

Tired of searching your sewing table for your seam rippers or extra thread? On Saturday, March 19, Janet Collins will teach you to quilt a handy sewing machine apron. The apron, which sits under your machine, has pockets that keep your scissors and other sewing supplies close at hand. The class starts at 9 a.m. and students must bring their own machines and materials.

Cost is $12 for AHI members and $14 for non members. All proceeds are donated to AHI. Call the office at 304-864-3959 to register and for more details.

Quilt an Apron

Quilt, Knit, and Crochet at Arthurdale Heritage in February

Do you quilt, crochet or knit – or do you want to learn how? Both beginners and experienced crafters can improve their skills this month at Arthurdale Heritage. Classes are open to all experience levels, but students must preregister with the office at 304 864-3959. See the class schedule

On Friday February 18th at 6pm Tracy Strother will share her love of knitting during an hour-long introductory class for $5. You may bring your own needles and yarn or just learn from her examples. Two-hour-long classes will begin in March.

tote bag

Quilt a tote bag

Janet Collins’ next quilting class will be making a handy craft tote bag on Saturday February 19th beginning at 9am. Students bring their own machines and materials. When you call the office to preregister, you will be given yardage needs.

The next Homestead Quilters Guild meeting is Monday February 21 at 6:30pm. There is no charge to attend and you can choose to work on the group project or bring one of your own.

Chris Shaffer enjoys teaching crochet to all skill levels. Get personal attention as Chris demonstrates how you can turn stitches into practical items. Bring your own yarn and hook. The next class is the same time as the quilt guild meeting – February 21st at 6:30pm.

Both the crochet and quilting class cost $12 for Arthurdale Heritage members and $14 for others. Contact Jeanne at the office if you have any questions or to preregister. You may also sign up to be notified by email or mail about future classes we will be offering in many other arts and crafts areas.

Learn How to Quilt a Pillowcase!

Janet Collins will be teaching folks to make a simple quilted pillowcase on Saturday, January 29 at Arthurdale Heritage from 9am to noon. Bring your own machine and materials. Cost is $12 for AHI members and $14 for non members. All proceeds are donated to AHI. Call the office at 304-864-3959 for details or to register.

The Homestead Quilters Guild meets at Center Hall at Arthurdale Heritage, usually every other Monday once at noon and once at 6:30. Quilters at all skill levels are welcome. Currently, more advanced quilters are working on a sampler Underground Railroad quilt and beginners on a Tossed Nine Patch. Irons & press mats are supplied but quilters bring their own machines and materials. Quilters can also work on their own projects. The next meeting is January 17 at 6:30 pm and everyone is welcome.  Call the office for details at 304-864-3959.


Museum Hours

Nov 1-Apr 30: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
May 1-Oct 31:  Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.;  Sun, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Craft shop hours:  Mon-Friday  10 am-4 pm; Saturday 11-3pm; Sunday 1-5pm