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Craft Fair 2017

Tradition has always been at the forefront of Mountaineer Week, and in 1972, the first Arts & Crafts Festival was held. 

A focus was placed on the traditional crafts that were created by those who settled in Appalachia. In cooperation with the West Virginia State Department of Commerce and the Campus Club, the Arts and Crafts Festival was held in the Gold Ballroom of the Mountainlair. Some crafts that highlighted the event were spinning, wood carving, early American basketry, cornhusk dolls, pottery, leather crafts, blacksmithing, and dulcimer making.

Today, the Craft Fair and Quilt Show both remain the central focus of Mountaineer Week. The Craft Fair is now spills out on to the majority of Mountainlair’s entire ballroom and second floor and features traditional and contemporary crafts with 60 artisans from West Virginia and neighboring states. Adorning the Mountaineer Room and Ballroom Stage of the Mountainlair will be colorful handmade quilts showcasing the talents of the Country Roads Quilt Guild members.

Dates/Time

Friday, October 20 – Noon – 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 21 – 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 22 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

2017 Craft Fair Artisans

A La Carte Fine Chocolates - Food
Against the Grain - Woodworking
Amalea Jewelry - Jewelry
Amberlee Cristey  - Photography
Appalachian Mountain Furs - Fur/Leather
Bare Mountain - Potter/Prints/Soap
Baskets by Sheila - Baskets
Birch Root Farms - Soaps
Biselli Pasta - Homemade Pasta
Bowl Weevil Works - Wood
Boyce Art Glass - Hand-blown Glass
Briar Branch Alpacas - Wool
Button Blessings - Other/Crafts
Carol Coffman - Books/Cards/Photos
Cartwright's Creations - Wood
Clovis Creations - Wood
Coco and June - Wood
Country Weaving - Baskets and Fibers
Danny Williams Music - Wood Instruments
DLF Photo - Photography
Eddie Spaghetti Art - 2-D Artwork
F. Brown Steele - Fine Art
Fiber Beads Metal - Jewelry
Fossils Jewels and More - Glass
Heart of the Mountain - Coal & Scrip Jewelry
Heidi M. Muller - Painting
Ingrid's Designs - Fibers/Textiles
Jeanette Campbell - Paper
JTR Wood - Wood
Kat Jewels - Jewelry & Mixed Media
Larry Lutsie - Woodworking
Lily Pond's Studios - 2-D Artwork/Mixed Media
Meadowbrook Arts - Jewelry
Meathouse Fork Woods - Wood
Milkweed Fork Woods - Wood
Moorehead Photography - Photography
Moose Antler Forge - Metal 
Mountain Craft Shop Co. - Wood
Mountain Momma Organics - Gourmet Foods
Mystical Crystal Jewelry - Jewelry
Nana's Kitchen - Marketplace & Baked Goods 
New Folk Artifacts - Leather
Orchids - Florals
Penn and Company, LLC - Home Scenting
Pleasant Valley Woodcrafts - Wood
R. Marks Crafts - Paper
Ridgetop Pottery - Ceramics
Rose Ann's Woven Goods - Baskets
Sandy Bacho Soaps - Bath & Body
Scarves by BABKA - Fibers & Textiles
Serendipity Sign Co. - Wood
Shano Jewelry - Jewlery
Silver Pennies Jewelry Design Co. - Jewelry
Sky Valley Bees - Bath & Body
Soulfully Salvaged Paper Arts - Jewelry
Spruce Knob Wood Products - Wood
The Loom Room - Rugs
Thistle Dew Farm - Honey & Marketplace
TJ Leather - Leather
When Miners March Traveling Museum - Books
Wood Creations by William Stump - Wood
Z Pottery - Pottery
Z&Z Woodcrafters - Wood

Applying

2017 Craft Fair Application and Letter Closed!

You can download a copy of our Mountaineer Week Craft Fair application and letter above. For information on participating in the Mountaineer Week Craft Fair please contact Sonja Wilson or call 304-293-2702.

You are required to submit five (5) photos or a CD of digital pictures of your work or actual samples of your work. The crafts will be judged on the basis of design, craftsmanship, creativity and the number of crafts per category. If you have more than one type of craft you must submit work for each type (i.e. paintings and edibles; woodwork and wearables.)
There is no fee for APPLYING to the Mountaineer Week Craft Fair.

Deadlines

Please submit your application and materials by Thursday, June 1, 2017.
Those accepted/not accepted will receive notification by the first week of July.

West Virginia Quilt Documentation Project

Presented by West Virginia Quilters, Inc.; West Virginia Division of Culture and History; and West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts

The goal of this project is to gather information on pre-1970 quilts that were made or reside in West Virginia. Mountaineer Week will provide a convenient opportunity to bring quilts for documentation. Make an appointment (Friday October 20 from 10:00am till 3:00pm or Saturday October 21 from 10:00am till 3:00pm) and a team of volunteers will measure, photograph, date and ID the pattern. Bring information and pictures of the quiltmaker, but “maker unknown” quilts are also welcomed. Data gathered will be stored in the WV Culture Center Archives and will be uploaded to the online data base The Quilt Index  www.quiltindex.org . Information about quilt ownership will remain confidential.

Contact Jane Larke 304-370-3239 or go to www.wvquilters.org  to make an appointment or to volunteer your help.

Location:  Cathedral Room, Mountainlair

Quilt Documentation Project 2017