The Vermont Quilt Festival contest exhibits entries from all over the United States, Canada and abroad. Four internationally known judges evaluate the entries in this non-juried contest. 

Contest Information and Rules

Vermont Quilt Festival Announces 2014 Contest Awards

Janome America Best of Show Award
     My Version of a Persian, Christine Wickert - Penfield, NY
Governor’s Award for Best Vermont Quilt
Mara Novak and Kathie Beltz - Chester, VT
Audrey LaValley Memorial Best Young Quilter Award/Bittersweet Fabric Shop
     American Banner, Linus Westcott
 - New Britain, CT
Best Quilt Outside the USA
     Peaceful Peacock, Collette Dumont
 - Saint Romain, Quebec
Best Miniature
     Rainbow Sherbet, Megan Farkas
 - Sanbornton, NH
Founder’s Award
     Spotlight on the Stars, 
Daniel Perkins - Rangeley, ME
Best Appliqué
     Murdererskill Crossing, Janet Atkins,
 - Athens, NY
The Quilters' Corner at Middlebury Sew-N-Vac Best Pieced Award:
     Celebration, Deborah Elliott
 - Town of Mount Royal, Quebec
Best Mixed and Other Techniques
     Life’s Compass, Miki Peine
 - St. Paul, MN
Fairfield Processing Corporation Award Hand Quilting
     Cape Cod Seascape, Cecilia Macia
 - Brewster, MA
MQX Quilt Festival Best Machine Quilting, home machine
     Saffron Splendor, Pat Holly
 - Ann Arbor, MI
Innova and Four Pines Quilting Best Machine Quilting, longarm 
     Spotlight on the Stars, Daniel Perkins
 - Rangeley, ME
Above and Beyond Creative Sewing/Tin Lizzie 18 Best Use of Theme
      Cream with Envy, Pam Stinson
 - Chateaugay, NY
Best Construction
     Marble Swirl 331, Kristin Brewer
 - Waterbury Center, VT
Best Scene Based on Nature
     Geese in Flight, Bette Jo Quinn
 - Barrington, NH
Most Sophisticated Use of Color
     Uptown Mimi, Sue Schoch
 - Ballston Lake, NY
Most Whimsical
     Chat…Chat…Chat…, Louise DuBois
 - Gatineau, Quebec
Best Machine Embroidery
     Raspberry & Cream, Sharon Boisselle
 - Essex Junction, VT
Best Use of Color
     Square Dance, Elizabeth Bauman
 - Lakewood, OH

Judge’s Choice Awards
Judge Charlotte Angotti: Flowers For My Wedding Ring  
     Eileen Buel - Gilboa, NY
Judge Kim Einmo: God Save the Queen Quilt 
Johnson - Shelburne, VT 
Judge Gerald Roy: Patch of Swiss Chard
Feitelson - Montague, MA
Judge Sharon Stroud: Rainbow Sherbet 
     Megan Farkas, Sanbornton
 - NH

Viewers' Choice: Serenity
     Dominique Ehrmann, Ste. Sophie, Quebec

SewBatik Challenge Awards
1st place: Wheee!!! by Karen Veiga - Stoughton, MA
2nd place: Winter Can’t Last Forever by Patty Gertz - Ringoes, NJ

New List of 2014 Winners


Janome America
Best of Show Award 

My Version of a Persian
Christine Wickert

Governor's Award for Best Vermont Quilt

Mara Novak and Kathie Beltz

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