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Jesse McReynolds at the 2012 Richmond Folk Festival - Photo by Pat Jarrett/The Virginia Folklife Program

October 10 - 12, 2014

Richmond Folk Festival

Celebrating its tenth year, the Richmond Folk Festival has become the largest folk festival on the East Coast. Each year, the Virginia Folklife Program produces the much loved Virginia Folklife… Read More»

Master quilter Sharon Tindall, left, is teaching the details of the craft to apprentice Nancy Chilton. Photos taken in Chilton's home studio in Fairfax.
Pat Jarrett/The Virginia Folklife Program

Sharon Tindall and Nancy Chilton

Quilting, a method of sewing together two or more layers of material to make a thicker material, has been practiced for thousands of years. While the term “quilting” technically refers… Read More»