Pioneer Days needleworkers have a point to make

Marlinton, WV – In past years, the Pioneer Days Needlework Show has fallen by the wayside, with some contestants actually bringing in work they didn’t do, and some bringing in old works that had been shown for years. The Needlework Show was kind of a motherless child, with all the work piled onto coordinators who had other things to do. But this year, the three Pocahontas County Quilt Guilds have adopted the show, and they’re giving it new life.

In this “live on location” interview from the Pioneer Days festival, Lois Young, of the Minnehaha Village Quilters, talks with us about the changes, the competition, and the point of it all.

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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