June 26 – 28, 2015

Champlain Valley Exposition
105 Pearl Street 
Essex Junction, VT

Quilt Exhibits 

Special Exhibits
Contest Quilt Exhibit

Special Events

Contest Awards Ceremony
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 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 25, 7:30-9:30PM
MILLER NORTH AND SOUTH
Celebrate the opening of the 39th 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 at the door. Free admission for class registrants and contest entrants.
 
New Quilt Appraisals
FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 9AM-4PM
BLUE RIBBON PAVILION
Gerald Roy of Warner, NH, one of the founders of the American Quilter's Society Quilt Appraisal Program, offers appraisals of new quilts. Appraisals require 30 minutes per quilt, and owners receive a written appraisal form that may be used for insurance, sale or donation purposes. In addition, contest entrants may arrange to have their quilts appraised as the quilts hang in the exhibit. The fee is $70 per quilt.  
 
Antique Quilts Appraisals 
SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 9AM-5PM 
WARE BUILDING CONFERENCE ROOM
Since 1981, the Festival appraisal team has performed more than 1,600 appraisals. Whether you are looking for a figure for insurance, donation, or sale purposes, Gerald Roy, longtime collector, dealer, and appraiser of antique quilts, will provide you with a written record and photo to fill the bill. No appointments are necessary. The fee is $45 per quilt.
 
The Textile Detectives are In
FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 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 admission.

Evening Programs

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 6:30-8:00PM 
VERMONT TECHNICAL COLLEGE 
Meet the Instructors
Join us for the kickoff event for Education programs at VQF. Instructors will give brief overviews of who they are and their class offerings. See their newest books and other products. You will have the opportunity to socialize with them while enjoying light refreshments.
$10 admission - advance registration required (tickets may be available at the door)

FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 7PM 
BLUE RIBBON PAVILION
“My Life in Quilts” presented by Joe Cunningham
Joe has been quilting professionally for 35 years. Follow Joe as he tells how he got started making quilts. There will be music related to quilting as he shares his latest works.
$12 admission

SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 7PM 
BLUE RIBBON PAVILION
“More Leaders and Enders and the Scrap Users System" presented by Bonnie Hunter
Join Bonnie as she shows how to organize scraps to be easily accessible and turned into beautiful quilts. Learn how to use tools of the trade to use scraps in other projects.
$12 admission




Friends of VQF
Play an important role in promoting a wealth of quilting experiences for all! Over the past 39 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 85 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.
Consignment Policies-Form

Raffles
SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2:30PM 
MILLER CENTRE LOBBY  
The Festival’s 2015 raffle quilt, "Homage to Red and White," is based on a Yankee Pride pattern. The quilting is by Janet Block. The two color quilt in cranapple red and parchment features floating stars and modified Irish chain. The second prize is a Pfaff sewing machine donated by Quilters' Corner at Middlebury Sew-N-Vac; tickets are $1 each or six for $5.
The second raffle is for a high end Janome sewing machine donated by Janome America and Bittersweet Fabric Shop of Boscawen NH. Tickets are $2 or three for $5. Raffe tickets are available in the Miller Centre lobby or may be purchased in advance by sending a SASE with payment to the VQF office.

Vendor Demonstrations
BLUE RIBBON PAVILION
Pick up a new technique, learn how to use a new product, or get an introduction to something new courtesy of Festival vendors offering their time and talents. The schedule will be available at the show.
Free admission.

2016 SewBatik Challenge
MILLER NORTH
The 2016 Challenge invites you to create a small wall quilt depicting what celebration means to you. Be it a feeling, special occasion, holiday, or life event that makes someone smile, use the SewBatik fabric to embrace the idea in your quilt. Limited quantities of fabric packets will be available for purchase each day at the SewBatik table in Miller North. 

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. 205
Essex Junction, VT 05452
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