The quilt will include 55 squares, with a handmade square representing each of the state's counties. The finished quilt will be a feature of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History's WV150 display at the Culture Center.
Quilters should contact Renee Margocee who will accept applications for each county on a first-come, first accepted basis. The 6-inch squares must be completed and received by Dec. 15.
"Each quilter may select any pattern for the 6-inch square that he or she is submitting," Margocee said. "In keeping with the statehood theme, we encourage them to consider a West Virginia or traditional theme, but are not limiting their choice of pattern." Pieced and applique patterns are acceptable, as is embroidery stitching. Participating quilters will receive a packet with guidelines for background and feature fabrics. The fabric patterns and colors would have been available in 1863, the year West Virginia became a state.
West Virginia quilters will stitch the squares together and quilt them.
Contact Margocee at 304-558-0240 or email Renee.Margo...@wv.gov.
The Renaissance Art Gallery has a new fall "fashion show" of autumn-themed art, that includes abstracts, watercolor and photography.
Renaissance Art Gallery, 900 Eighth St., Suite 20, Huntington. 304-525-3235 or 304-453-3187 or galler...@yahoo.com; www.orgsites.com/wv/renaissance; http://renaissancegalleryart.blogspot.com. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Studio hours 10 a.m. to noon Monday, 1 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
First Fridays in Lewisburg
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- The Greenbrier Valley Visitors Bureau and several Downtown Businesses are hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign at First Fridays After Five, 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5. "Paint Lewisburg Pink" includes representatives from the Robert C. Byrd Clinic and Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, information booths, quilt displays, giveaways and "pink" themed items for sale. Proceeds go to the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, providing health care for West Virginia women that are uninsured.
The Strum Sum Band begins at 5 p.m.
Harmony Ridge Gallery's pewter artist, Cynthia Webb, created an "Awareness Ribbon" cast pewter bookmark with a glass bead and satin ribbon and proceeds from the sales of these items will benefit the women's cancer-screening program. 209 W. Washington St., 304-645-4333.
Studio 40's fused-glass artist Nina Cambron has produced a limited edition "word tile" that can be purchased. Studio 40 will donate all of the proceeds to breast cancer awareness/research. 130 W. Washington St., 304-647-4444.
The Darling Exchange joins in the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign by selling handcrafted pink hair clips/bows, appropriate for all ages, from baby to adult. All proceeds will be donated to West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine's Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser. 113 N. Lafayette St., 304-520-2594.
Washington Street Gallery hosts an artist reception for the opening of "Joie de Vivre, France and Beyond," a collection of new paintings by Lynn Goldstein. The show runs through Nov. 28. 123 W. Washington St., 304-647-4561.
The Greenbrier Historical Society and North House Museum invite the public to enjoy a Candlelit Haunted History Tour. Tours will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. Suggested donation is $1 per person and children under 12 years of age are free. 301 W. Washington St., 304-645-3398.
Honnahlee invites kids to get into the Halloween spirit, by stopping in for Tattoo Night and receiving a free temporary spooky tattoo to celebrate the season. 117 E. Washington St., 304-645-6123.
Cooper Gallery hosts an opening for Morgantown artist John Cuthbert's show, "A Slice of Winter." 122 E. Washington St., 304-645-6439.
"Pushin' String" performs at The General Lewis Inn, 5 to 7 p.m. 301 E. Washington St., 304-645-2600.
The Historic Lewis Theatre offers a complimentary bag of popcorn to all First Friday movie goers. 113 Court St., 304-645-6038.
Plants Etc. hosts guitarist and singer Django Burroughs. 102 S. Jefferson St. 304-645-6910.
Patrick O'Flaherty will play Celtic Music at The Irish Pub from 6 to 11 p.m. and will be joined by Tim Pence from 8 to 10 p.m. 109 E. Washington St., 304-645-7386.
To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email sara.bu...@wvgazette.com or send it to Arts Notes, The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301. Artwork can be submitted electronically or by mail. Deadline for inclusion in the Sunday Gazette-Mail is the Tuesday before Sunday publication.