Mountaineer Week kicks off with craft fair, quilt show

MORGANTOWN — The sounds of dulcimer music and the hum of hundreds of voices filled the Mountainlair on Friday afternoon as Mountaineer Week got under way with the annual craft fair and quilt show.

The craft fair and quilt show continues from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

More than 60 crafters are set up in the Mountainlair ballrooms and hallways on the second floor, selling jewelry, leather works, wood pieces, photography, food, fine art, fibers and textiles, bath and body items and more.

Thirty-nine quilting entries are on display on the second level of the Mountainlair, near the ballrooms. They range from Christmas tree skirts and sewing machine covers to large bedspread quilts and baby blankets, and they come in many colors and designs.

Quilts are divided into three categories: Large, small and other. Visitors can vote on their favorite in each category in the viewer’s choice contest. The quilts in the show were provided by the Country Roads Quilt Guild, which meets the second Thursday of most months at Harner Chapel United Methodist Church.

Besides the craft fair and quilt show, several other Mountaineer Week events are being held today. From 11 a.m.-9 p.m., there will be a Civil War encampment set up on the Mountainlair Plaza. At 2 p.m., the West Virginia Storytelling Guild will hold Tellabration! on the first floor of the Mountainlair. Apple butter from the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and a corn roast can be found in front of the Mountainlair.

For the complete schedule, visit https://mountaineerweek.wvu.edu.

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