SWVA Cultural Center Quilt Show

The Hands that Sewed SWVA: Quilt Show

Through August 31st 2020 at the SWVA Cultural Center and Marketplace

Beautiful handmade quilts now on display at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace. These handmade quilts were created by local Southwest Virginia artisans and feature various sizes, shapes, and colors.

Laura Post- “Darned Tumbling Block”
Draper, VA. Lamppost Designs
Modern quilted wall hanging in grey, black, and red.  
Laura combines tradition and modern techniques to create her contemporary fiber art. In addition to RTM, Laura is a member of the New Traditions Quilt Guild and Textile Artists of Virginia. One of Laura’s pieces will be on display this summer in Taiwan for an invitation-only exhibit themed around global deforestation. When she isn’t sewing, Laura can be found volunteering for the Open Door Cafe in Wytheville, VA, the area’s first “pay what you can” restaurant, where her quilting work can also be found on display.

Julie Powell – “Circling Terns”
Bristol, VA
Quilted wall hanging in cream, blues, and greens.
Julie has been quilting or practicing other forms of needlework for over 35 years. She uses traditional and contemporary patterns as well as her own original designs. Julie creates wall hangings as well as functional bed quilts, pillow covers, runners and placemats. Techniques include piecing, applique, and whole cloth. Julie specializes in fine hand quilting and welcomes commissions. Her work can also be seen at Appalachian Arts Center in Richlands, VA.

Jean Condon- “Toile de Joy”
Abingdon, VA
Full-size quilt made with vintage Toile fabrics.
In her own words- Jean Condon “Likes to make stuff. Mostly with fabric”. She is an award-winning quilter with works ranging for traditional patterns with vintage fabrics, to modern, wild, and whimsical. She is a member of American Quilter’s Society, Wolf Hills Quilt Guild, and `Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network. Her work can also be found at Appalachian Arts Center in Richlands, VA. When she isn’t busy sewing, Jean enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and her cat and dog, Shrek and Fiona.

Betty B. Fields- “Bargello”
Abingdon, VA
Queen Size quilt in purple and yellow.
Betty learned to quilt at an early age from her mother. She creates a variety of items including bed quilts, wall hangings, and tote bags. Many of Betty’s quilts are traditional patterns and fabrics, but she also mixes it up with pieces like “Bargello”. This pieced quilt features hundreds of blocks in purple and a butterfly printed fabric. Her attention to detail is impeccable. You really must see this piece to appreciate it!

Sallie McCauley- “Delectable Mountains”
Meadows of Dan, VA
Full-size mountain theme quilt in blues and greens.
Sallie makes traditional quilts with modern methods from a combination of new and recycled fabrics, she calls her style “Utility Chic”. These quilts are meant to be used on a bed, snuggled under in a recliner, thrown in the washer and dryer, enjoyed and admired for decades. All cotton and machine pieced and quilted on a domestic sewing machine. Sallie also accepts commissions. She is a member of the Old Church Gallery Quilter’s Guild in Floyd, VA, and can be found on the Floyd County Artisan Trail.