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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 19, 2018 – Noon – 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 21, 2018 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Applying

Update as of June 2: The Mountaineer Week Craft Fair application is now closed.

You can download a copy of our Mountaineer Week Craft Fair application and letter or fill out the online application 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, but NO MORE than six (6) 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, 2018.
Those accepted/not accepted will receive notification by the first week of July.

Our 2018 Craft Fair Artisans:

BATH & BODY
Sandy Bacho – Sandy Bacho Soaps
Denise Baylor – Fields Creek Creations
Karen Lohr – Sky Valley Bees
Pamela Snyder – Elaine’s Handmade Crafts

BASKETS
Shelia Brown – Baskets by Shelia
Denzil & Rose Ann Cowger – Rose Ann’s Woven Goods
Decorative Painting

FIBERS/TEXTILES
Joanne Ashby – Charmed
Gloria Dean – Scarves by Babka
Marge Dunham – The Loom Room
Ingrid Hailer – Ingrid’s Designs

FINE ART
Joseph Borytsky – Polish Ethnic Art
Linda Gribko – Milkweed Rising Studio
Eddie Maier – Eddie Spaghetti Art
Heidi Muller – Heidi Muller Contemporary Fine Art
Fay Steele – F. Brown Steele

FLORALS/SCENTS
Mitt Abbott – Stone House Lavender
Scott Pore – ORCHIDS
Charles Penn – Penn & Company

FOOD
Mark Bowers – Bowers Maple Farm
Ellie Conlon – ThistleDew Farm, Inc.
Connie Fisher – Nana’s Kitchen
Ginger Harmon – Sassy Gals Gourmet Treats
Kathy Hitchcock – Biselli Pasta
Larry Roby – Chef Larry Lee’s
Diane Wickland – A La Carte Fine Chocolates

GLASS
Edna & Kevin Boyce – Boyce Art Glass
Renee Cress – Fossil Jewels & More

JEWELRY
Kathy Bak – Amber Lady
Megan Brown – The Pretty Pickle
Mindi Bowman – Bare Mountain Studio
Judy Jeffares – Dancing Light Studio at Whisper Wood
Amy Johns – Amalea Jewelry
Shano Kelly – Shano Jewelry
Tammy King – Soulful Spirit Designs
Macee McCunn – Meadowbrook Arts
Robert Riffe – Mystical Crystal Jewelry
Diane Williams – Fiber Beads Metal

LEATHER
Thresea & John McCrady – TJ Leather

MIXED MEDIA
Michelle Large – Published Purses
Bill & Kathy Watkins – Button Blessings
Danny Williams – Danny Williams Instruments

PAPER
Reita Marks – R. Marks Crafts
Larry Buchman – Buchman’s Cards Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY
Carol Coffman – Coffman Photography
Dan Friend – DLF Photo

POTTERY/CERAMICS
Mindy Bowman – Bare Mountain Pottery
Susan Ramey – Ridgetop Pottery

STONE
Lyn Halapy – Rock Photo Slate & Glass

TOYS/DOLLS
Anne Bowers – Lily Pond Studios

WOOD
Greg Cartwright – Cartwright’s Creations
Tim Clovis – Clovis Creations
Steve & Roger Conlon – Mountain Craft Shop, Inc.
Pam Kesling – Against the Grain
Larry Lutsie – Lutsie’s Woodworking
John & Susan Pennington – Spruce Knob Wood Products
Nicole Romino – Serendipity Sign Co.
Tom & John Rowan – JTR Woods
John D. Simpson – Bowl Weevil Works
Mike & Judy Simpson – Pleasant Valley Woodcrafts
William Stump – Wood Creations by William Stump
Stephen Talkington – Z&Z Woodcrafters

EXHIBITS
Empty Bowls
Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Exhibit
Wes Harris – When Miners March Traveling Museum

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 for Friday, October 19 or Saturday, October 20 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 at 304-370-3239 or email: woodburnchapter@gmail.com to make an appointment or to volunteer your help.

Location:  Cathedral Room, Mountainlair

Quilt Documentation Project 2017