Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair 2024
2024 Appalachian Arts & Crafts Fair
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Join us for the Appalachian Maker’s Market on August 25th and 26th at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center here in Beckley WV.
Our market is a fun shopping experience that celebrates skilled Appalachian artists and makers pursuing their life-long passion. From handmade soaps to hand fused fine silver jewelry, you’ll find many exclusive gifts and beautifully crafted items for you and your home.
Within Appalachia is a rich and unique history of handcrafting; from culinary arts to metalworking. The new Appalachian Makers Market celebrates the region’s finest makers. Throughout the years the display of intricate quilts around the rotunda has been one of the most popular attractions. The Appalachian Treasures Quilt Show remains an integral part of the new Appalachian Makers Market.
Quilt Show Sponsor:
Appalachian Treasure Quilt Show
The ATQS Committee is pleased to feature the 48th Appalachian Treasures Quilt Show as an integral part of the 2023 Appalachian Makers Market to be held at the Beckley- Raleigh County Convention Center on August 25 and 26, 2023.
This year our theme is “Garden Party” which pays tribute to the many floral patterns, fabrics and designs so popular in the quilting world. The theme category will include those things that come to mind when speaking of gardens – maybe even those friendly creatures like birds and butterflies.
The quilts hanging around the upper rotunda have been entered by quilters to be judged and awarded ribbons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention in 15 categories. This year we have also introduced a new category – Exhibit Only – for those quilters who wish to display their work without competing for ribbons. In addition, Best of Show, Judge’s Choice, Best Use of Color (this year green) and People’s Choice are awarded a special ribbon as well as a cash award. The People’s Choice award is voted on by the viewing public and announced at the end of the show.
We will also again display “Comfort Quilts.” These are baby quilts made primarily by Hands All Around and Sew Sew Sisters Quilt Guilds. The displayed quilts are not for sale but will be distributed throughout the year by two local agencies. Anyone interested in helping with this community project may contribute a quilt by contacting a member of the ATQS Committee.
The quilts hanging in the center of the Convention Center were created by the following quilters: Dorothy Albright – Colorsplash Trip Around the World; Michael Brown – Prismatic Star; Vanessa Hambrick – Ombre’ Northern Lights; and Jody Postalwait – Fall Star. These quilts have been selected from previous ribbon winners for their stunning visual design.
We hope you will enjoy our “Garden Party” as well as all the other various features of the Makers Market. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite quilt as you wander through our “Garden.” The recipient of this award is always especially thrilled by the public appreciation of their work!
The market will also feature delicious eats like BBQ, Tacos, Kettle Corn, Italian Ice plus many local jams, jellies, maple syrups, honey, salsa and a local farmer’s market.
Family friendly activities include cloggers, line dancing, ballon art, coffee & canvas painting, Harmony Wood Arts and others will be demonstrating their craft, as well.
Musicians include Lost Cannon playing Friday afternoon from 2pm-3pm and Shane Ingram & Friends playing Friday afternoon from 4pm-5pm.
Hours for the market are Friday Aug 25th 10am-6pm and Saturday Aug 26th 10am-6pm. We look forward to seeing you at the Appalachian Makers Market!
Appalachian Makers Market 2023
Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26
Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center
200 Armory Drive, Beckley WV
Entry Fee: $5 adults, children 12 and under free
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Appalachian Makers Market Event Schedule:
Friday, August 25
10:00 AM – Welcome & Ribbon Cutting
2:00 PM – Lost Cannon Band Plays
3:00 – 6:00 PM – Balloon Animal Making with Russell
4:00 PM – Shane Ingram Plays
6:00 PM – Show Close
Saturday, August 26
10:00 AM – Welcome
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Balloon Animal Making with Russell
10:00am – 6:00pm Daniel Lilly from The Lilly Mountaineers performs all day
2:00pm – 4:00pm : General Alfred Beckley and his wife will join us in full costume
3:00pm – Clogging (30 minutes) Tosha Smith – Lincoln County Cloggers
4:30pm – Clogging (30 minutes) Tosha Smith – Lincoln County Cloggers
6:00 PM – Show Close
2023 Makers List