Learn about the art of quilting

June 24, 2012 by  

The 36th annual Vermont Quilt Festival will be held at the Champlain Valley Exposition from June 29 to July 1. Adult admission is $12 for one day, $21 for two days or $29 for three days, while seniors can expect to pay $10, $19, or $27 respectively.

The Quilt Festival will feature exhibits of quilts, vendor demonstrations, quilt appraisals, classes, and a merchants mall. Classes have different fees, from $40 to $65, and will present topics such as “Pictorial applique,” “Hand quilting,” “Fearless free-motion quilting,” and “Jelly roll magic.” The merchants’ mall will feature several quilt-related vendors selling such items as fabrics, books, sewing machines, notions, and patterns. Quite probably, several of the merchants will be relying on printing companies from the area, including Hinesburg, to help supply them with promotional material such as catalogues, brochures, and flyers.

On June 28 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, prior to the Quilt Festival, there will the presentation of the Quilt Contest Awards, followed by a Champagne and Chocolate preview. Admission for this is $12. Those in attendance will be given a sneak preview of the quilts on display and will be entertained by the music of Robert Reznik.

Quilting is an old and respected sewing activity. While it started out as a necessity to keep warm during the long winter nights, it has become an honored and respected art form. The Vermont Quilt Festival is the longest running one of its kind in New England and it draws quilt enthusiasts of all ages.