Update: Due to an overwhelming response, the Festival has already reached its quota for entries for the 2016 contest. Thank you for your interest and start planning for entering next year's contest. The 2017 rules and entry form will be available here in early fall.

The Festival contest exhibits entries from the United States, Canada and abroad. Four internationally known judges evaluate the entries in this non-juried contest
2016 Contest Rules
2016 Contest Entry Form

Vermont Quilt Festival 2015 Contest Awards 

Congratulations to all who entered the 2015 contest and to the winners. 

Janome America Best of Show Award and
Governor’s Award for Best Vermont Quilt
     Celestial Sedona – Norma Ippolito, VT
Audrey LaValley Memorial Best Young Quilter Award/Bittersweet Fabric Shop
       Sarah's Tiny Tumbler
 – Sarah Wynegar, PA
Best Quilt Outside the USA
       Hexagonal Quilt "LaPassion,"
 – Grit Kovacs, Germany
Best Miniature
       6522 – George Siciliano, PA
Founder’s Award
       October – Susie Wimer, WV       
Best Appliqué Award Gloversville Sewing Centers     
       Le Jardin Joyeau – Christine Wickert, NY 
Best Pieced Award The Quilters' Corner at Middlebury Sew-N-Vac
       Hexagonal Quilt "LaPassion," – Grit Kovacs, Germany
Best Mixed and Other Techniques        
       Springtime in the Geisha's Garden – Margaret Solomon
Best Hand Quilting Award 
       Spring Sonata – Gladi Porsche, NH
Best Home Machine Quilting Award MQX Festivals
       Crème Caramel – Joanne Mac Nevin, MA  

Best Longarm Machine Quilting Award Four Pines Quilting
       Curved Bliss, Heidi Merrill
Best Use of Theme Above and Beyond Creative Sewing/Tin Lizzie
       Free Fallin' 
  Mara Novak, VT
Best Modern Quilt
 – Rita D'AlonzoNY
Best Humorous
       Squirrelz Just Wanna Have Fun
 – Kathryn Mace-
Best Use of Color
       In The Midst of Winter
 – Timna TarrMA
Best Landscape
       Coastal Light
 – Beth Frisbie WallaceNH
Best Hand Workmanship
 – Susie WimerWV
Best Tradtional
       Nantuckety Day
 – Wendy CoffinNH
Judge’s Choice Awards
Judge Kimberly Einmo
       Stars Only, Nathalie ChabotCanada
Judge Sue Nickels
       Panblackened Appliquè, Wendy Caton Reed
Judge Gerald Roy
      Hexagonal Quilt "LaPassion," – Grit KovacsGermany       
Judge Sarah Ann Smith
        Water Falls III
 – Angela Miller VT
Viewers' Choice:
      4th of July, Marianne Russell – MA

2015 Contest Ribbon Winners List

SewBatik Challenge Awards
1st: Get Me To The Church on Time – Melodye Wood Marks
2nd: If You've Got It – Mara NovakVT



Celestial Sedona

by Norma Ippolito

Janome America Best of Show Award
Governor's Award for Best Vermont Quilt

Hexagonal Quilt "LaPassion" 
by Grit Kovacs

Best Quilt Outside the USA
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