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Gloria Gregorich, Crafts Coordinator






"One of the features in the original plan for the Cedar Lakes Conference Center was for a crafts program and an art and craft center in which to house the program.

Organized craft classes were first held in 1957 under the direction of Ronald Thomas, a consultant for the WV State Department of Education, Division of Vocational Education.  Since the craft house was not ready to use until 1961, the first classes were held in various cottages.  Weekend classes started on Friday evening and ended on Saturday afternoon or evening."

We now offer weekend and week-long classes throughout the year.



2014 Class Schedule



September 7-12

  • Beginners Marquetry & Parquetry (Wood Inlay) - John Sedgwick & Assistant, Keith Michaud


September 19-21

  • Glorious Papers - Jacqueline Sullivan
  • Fly-Fishing and Fly-Tying - Randy Augustine
  • Needle Felting 101 - Ann Grimes


September 28-October 3

  • Damascus Steel Knife Making - Herb Derr


October 5-10

  • Quilt, Applique and Embroider Simultaneously - Pat Rodgers (This class was originally scheduled for July 13-18)


October 17-19

  • Rascally Romans - Sharon Hanse
  • Pastel Unlimited - Vivian Ripley
  • Alpaca & Llama: Fiber of the Gods and the Peasants - Patsy Zawistoski


October 21-26

  • The Shamrock Shore: Irish Culture and History at Home and Abroad - Mick Moloney


November 2-7

  • Story Quilts - Quilted Memories - Mary Lou Weidman (This class was originally scheduled for April 27-May 2)



This picture was taken several years ago- Twig Furniture Class with Tom Lynch

Pictured above are Phil Payne (with beard) Carol Ross and her daughter Lori--not sure who the other women are--







Cedar Lakes Stories--


Celtic Stained Glass

by Becky Shultz

March 2012 issue of Wonderful West Virginia magazine.

Click Here to Read This Months' Feature: Teaching Crafts ... Changing Lives

Artworks Magazine - Summer of 2012 (pages 17 and 18)-a publication of West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

1964 Craft Catalog







Cedar Lakes - Conference Center
82 FFA Drive, Ripley, WV 25271
(304)372-7860 or Fax: (304)372-7881
E-mail: ggregori@access.k12.wv.us; gloria-greg@hotmail.com
Operated by WV Department of Education

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