June 27 – 29, 2014

Champlain Valley Exposition
105 Pearl Street 
Essex Junction, VT

Quilt Exhibits 

Antique and Special Exhibits
Contest Quilt Exhibit

Special Events

Contest Awards Ceremony

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 6:30-7:30PM
BLUE RIBBON PAVILION
Join us as we honor the winning contest quilts and their makers. Free Admission. 

Champagne and Chocolate Preview
THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 7:30-9:30PM
MILLER NORTH AND SOUTH
Celebrate the opening of the 38th annual Vermont Quilt Festival! View the contest and special exhibit quilts, congratulate the winners, and shop at more than eighty vendor booths while enjoying champagne, ginger ale, and mouth-watering chocolates courtesy of some of Vermont's finest chocolatiers. Tickets are $12. Free admission for class registrants and contest entrants.Join
 
New Quilt Appraisals
FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 9AM-4PM
BLUE RIBBON PAVILION
This year the Festival is offering two types of appraisals of new quilts. As in previous years, contest entrants may sign up to have quilts appraised as the quilts hang in the show. Appraisals will also be offered at the show on Friday; appointments are required and may be arranged by contacting the VQF office. Owners receive written appraisals that may be used for insurance, sale or donation purposes. 
 
Antique Quilts Appraisals 
SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 9AM-5PM 
WARE BUILDING CONFERENCE ROOM
Since 1981, VQF has been offering appraisals of quilts made prior to 1960. With more than 1600 appraisals performed and nearly 120 years of combined experience, the appraisal team is qualified to tackle any challenge. For a $45 fee, owners will receive a written appraisal and a photograph. No appointments are necessary. Those wishing appraisals who are not attending the Festival may enter and leave the Ware Building conference room by its outside entrance.

The Textile Detectives are In
FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2-4PM 
BLUE RIBBON PAVILION
Join the members of the Quiltsearch team for an exploration about quilts. Visitors are invited to bring one or two pre-1960 quilts for examination. Listen as Vermont's foremost antique quilt experts talk to the audience about the age, pattern and condition of each quilt. This is not about values; rather it's a quilt show and tell for everyone. Free.
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Evening Programs

"Ten Tips to Become a Better Machine Quilter"
Harriet Hargrave
FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 7PM
 
BLUE RIBBON PAVILION
Harriet covers her top ten ideas to help you become a better machine quilter. This is a fun, fast paced, informative lecture that will energize you to take your machine quilting to a higher level.
$12 admission, includes one door prize ticket
Tickets may be purchased at the door.

"Designing Outside the Lines"
Barbara Olson
SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 7PM
 
BLUE RIBBON PAVILION
Barbara will explore how to find and understand the unique way of creating that is innate. The framework that quilting offers is a good place to begin the process; each person can then go beyond the boundaries to design outside the lines.
$12 admission, includes one door prize ticket
Tickets may be purchased at the door. 
Friends of VQF
Play an important role in promoting a wealth of quilting experiences for all! Over the past 37 years, the non-profit Vermont Quilt Festival has continued to be the setting for the highest quality education in the art of quilting, for exhibitions of fine quilts, for a shopping mall of over 80 vendors, and for the preservation of our quilting heritage. Friends of VQF Enrollment Form

VQF Boutique and Consignment
MILLER NORTH
Visit the VQF Boutique to purchase VQF apparel with logo, hand-thrown VQF mugs in several colors, large zippered totes, show pins and more. A wide variety of new and antique quilts and quilt-related items is sold on consignment. VQF accepts consignment items that are of interest to quilt lovers. Desirable items range from unique, handcrafted, finished products and notions to collectibles in great condition, and vintage sewing machines. 2014 Consignment Form

Raffles
MILLER CENTRE LOBBY  
The Festival’s 2014 raffle quilt, Starget, is designed and
pieced by Deb Tucker and long arm quilted by Janet Block of Vermont. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5; the drawing will be held on Sunday, June
29. Proceeds benefit
VQF educational
programs. Through the genorosity of Janome America and Bittersweet Fabric Shop of Boscawen, NH, VQF is also raffling a Janome Memorycraft Horizon 8900 sewing machine. And take chances on an 8-day Quilter's Caribbean Cruise offered by Sew Many Places.
 
Vendor Demonstrations
BLUE RIBBON PAVILION
Pick up a new technique, learn how to use a new product, or get an introduction to a new quiltmaking topic, courtesy of Festival vendors offering their time and talents. A complete listing of topics, presenters and the schedule will be available at the show. Free admission.

SewBatik Challenges

2014
For those who have purchased packets, the deadline for submission of quilt and registration form is May 20.

2015 
What do you find whimsical? The Challenge for next year, with its theme of Whimsy, offers entrants a chance to share their favorite whimsies in a small wall quilt. Limited quantities of fabric padkets will be available for purchase each day at the show; look for the SewBatik table in the Miller Centre.

Photography at VQF
Quilt photos taken at the Festival are for your own personal enjoyment only. Photos may never be used for commercial purposes. Any photos posted to your personal website must include appropriate credit for each quilt artist, including where and when the photos were taken. Photos of special exhibits are allowed unless signs indicate otherwise. Please be responsible in your use of quilt photos and help us protect the rights of the quiltmakers and others. Please consult vendors before photographing their booths.

The Vermont Quilt Festival reserves the right to make necessary changes to events and schedules without prior notice. It regrets any inconvenience this may cause to its visitors. Please check the website or the daily schedules posted in the Miller Centre lobby.

Vermont Quilt Festival
11 Pearl St., Ste. 207
Essex Junction, VT 05452
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