KINGWOOD — Quilts, lighted pictures, ceramics, woodwork, silver jewelry and a variety of other handcrafted items can be found at the Craft Shop on Fireman’s Field during the Buckwheat Festival, which wraps up Sunday in Preston County.
Cathi Harsh said she spent all year getting her quilts, handbags, pillow cases and other hand-crafted items for the festival.
“My quilts are my addiction,” she said as she hung them on her display rack. “I spent all year making them.”
Harsh said she also has a shop on Etsy called Cathi the Sewing Addict, where customers can place orders.
Hilda Lavish said she and her husband spent all year making their Italian 3D hand-cut and stained woodwork items.
“It’s very time-consuming. We’ve been doing this for 25 years,” she said “We quit shipping because of the cost, and now we only sell our items at craft shows.”
Rick and Denise Baylor also sell hand-crafted wood items. Denise said she cuts and crafts the wood items and her husband makes the silver jewelry.
“He makes his jewelry from antique silver forks, spoons and West Virginia quarters,” she said.
Crafts and jewelry made by the Baylors can also be purchased at Arthurdale Heritage and the B&O Station on W.Va. 7.
Robin Riffle and her husband Bob have a display of ceramic items, including Christmas trees and Halloween items.
The Riffles own Incredible Creations on Price Street in Kingwood. For those who can’t find the ceramic they want, the couple offers custom-made items and paint-your-own pieces. They also hold classes for those wishing to learn the art. They can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/IncredibleCreationsCeramics, or customers can call 770-377-8165.
Steve and Sarah Regar have all wood crafts with lights for sale. Sarah said all of their wood items can be lit up.
The pictures, with handmade frames, also light up. One picture shows a train coming up the track with its lights on. Other pictures are of churches and buildings, these too can be displayed with or without their lights.
The Regars also offer Carved in Stone. A craft they have been offering for four years. They can be found on Facebook at WV Carved in Stone, or at wvcarvedinstone.com.