The Vermont Quilt Festival contest exhibits entries from all over the United States, Canada and abroad. Quilts entered are new work,
completed after the previous year's entry cutoff date. There are nine categories including one for beginner quilters and one for youth.
Four internationally known judges evaluate the entries in this non-juried contest. Nineteen named awards and a possible twelve
others are presented at the awards ceremony on opening night. 

Vermont Quilt Festival Contest Winners 2013

Janome America Best of Show 
    Meet Me In Giverny, Margaret Solomon Gunn  Gorham, ME
Governor's Award: Best Vermont Quilt
    My Circle of Friends, Elizabeth Schmidt – Williston, VT
Audrey LaValley/Bittersweet Fabric Shop Best Young Quilter   
    Kyla's Kitties, Kyla Perry – Montgomery, VT 
Best Quilt Outside the USA*                 
    Diamond's Are a Girl's Best Friend, Melissa Bieman – Oakville, ON
Best Miniature*
    La Fleur, Lorie Leonardi – Ewing, NJ  
Founder's Award
     My Quilting Journey, Lorraine Hall – Northwood, NH
Viking Sewing Gallery Judges' Choice Awards
    Judge Bonnie Browning: A Tall Walk in New York, Susan Mezera – Queensbury, NY
    Judge Karen Kay Buckley: Fathers and Daughters, Joann Major – Lebanon, NH
    Judge Bettina Havig: Basket Weave II: See Sa
w, Ann Feitelson – Montague, MA
    Judge Sue Nickels: Hive in Summer, Hope Johnson – Shelburne, VT

Middlebury Sew-N-Vac Best Pieced Award
    Mass Maples, Timna Tarr – Hadley, MA
Best Appliqué Award
    Sakura II: Picnic at Naruko, Megan Farkas – Sanbornton, NH
Best Mixed and Other Techniques
 McTangerine Rose, Lynn Droege – Overland Park, KS 
Fairfield Processing Corporation Best Hand Quilting
    Feathering My Nest (The Right Way), Gladi Porsche – Lee, NH
Machine Quilters Exposition Best Machine Quilting: home machine
    Martha's Vineyard Illumination, Pat Delaney – Abington, MA
Handi Quilter Best Machine Quilting: longarm machine
    Sunset, Mara Novak and Kathie Beltz – Chester VT
Best Use of Theme: A New Twist on an Old Favorite
    Basket Weave II: See Saw, Ann Feitelson – Montague, MA
Best Beginning Quilter
    Flowered Crazy QuiltDiane Ewald – Grayling, MI
Viewers'  Choice
    Conway Album (I'm Not From Baltimore), Lorraine Hofmann – Essex Jct, VT  

Special Awards
Best Color: McTangerine Rose, Lynn Droege – Overland Park, KS    
Best Crazy: 
Imagination, Sheila Groman – Scottsdale, AZ
Most Humorous: My 12-Step Program, Lucille Makrin – Cambridge, NY
Best Group: Charlotte 250th Anniversary Quilt, "250 " – Quilters  Charlotte, VT
Best Use of Embellishment: 
Masquerade, Birgit Schueller – Riegelsburg, Germany
Best Art Quilt: 
My Circle of Friends, Elizabeth Schmidt – Williston, VT 
Most Whimsical: Happy Scrap!, Dominque Ehrmannn –  Ste. Sophie, QC
Best Tradtional: Swirling Stars in a Maze of Flying Geese, Sandra Palmer – Woodstock, VT
Best Background Quilting: Kitties a 'Deux, Janet-Lee Santeusanio – Hampton Falls, NH
Best Special Techniques: Cathedral Windows, Patrice R. Johns – Burlington, VT
SewBatik Wall Quilt Challenge  

First: Traveling on the Longest Day, Andree Bergeron – Laval, QC
Snap Shot of Summer 1991, Karen Viega – North Billerica, MA

Complete list of VQF 2013 ribbon winners


Janome America
Best of Show Award 

Margaret Solomon Gunn

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