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Entries Open for W.Va. Quilt, Wall Hangings Competition

Quilts hung in the Culture Center in Charleston during Vandalia Gathering 2018.

Entries are being accepted for an annual quilt and wall hangings competition in West Virginia.

The state Division of Culture and History says in a news release it is accepting entries for the West Virginia Quilts and Wall Hangings Juried Exhibition until April 26.

The 38th annual exhibition opens May 24 with an awards ceremony at the annual Vandalia Gathering at the state Culture Center in Charleston. The exhibition runs through Sept. 16.

Quilt awards are $750 for first place, $400 for second place and $300 for third place in each of several categories. Wall hangings will receive $400 for first place, $300 for second place and $200 for third place.

Entries can be mailed or hand-delivered to exhibits coordinator Cailin Howe at the Culture Center.