The Vermont Quilt Festival is a 501(c)(3), non-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging an appreciation for quilts and quilt making as an art form and as a reflection of individual and national heritage. The Festival provides outstanding sponsorship opportunities for small and large companies, corporations, and guilds. Special exhibit underwriting is a vital source of financial support for the Festival and a valuable marketing and public relations tool for sponsors. Our sponsors receive visibility and name recognition within a large and diverse audience through print advertising, news releases, publications, signage at our events, and on our website. Other options for partnership include funding lectures, workshops, or a special event of your choice. VQF will work with your company to create a sponsorship package that will provide you with the best possible exposure to our attendees.
Advertising in 2015 VQF Publications
The Festival offers advertisers an opportunity to reach a target audience — quilters, quilt lovers, and those who love color and design. In the winter, the Class Brochure is published and sent to over a thousand potential registrants. It is also available on the VQF website for downloading. In early summer, the show catalogue, a 128-page book, is published and is available to hundreds of class registrants and the thousands who visit the Festival. VQF, a non-profit organization, relies on sponsors and advertisers to help fund its educational efforts.
The Vermont Quilt Festival is New England’s largest and oldest annual quilt event, and is now in its 39th year! The Festival was founded in 1977 as a one-day exhibit of old and new quilts as a part of Northfield's annual Labor Day celebration. From its inception, the Festival has displayed quilts on loan from private owners and from the collections of historical societies and museums. Now a four-day event, the Festival takes place at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. Classes and teachers are chosen with care to bring the most diverse and current techniques to our attendees. Our vendors come from across the country and Canada to present a wide array of fabrics, machines, notions and quilt-related merchandise, gift items and more.
The Festival's goals are to bring the best quilts and quiltmakers in the world to New England and to preserve a record of this region's artistic and cultural heritage. The Festival has been named a Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Summer Event several times. It is also proud to be designated an American Bus Association Top 100 Event for 2012, an honor it has received several times in the past. Since 1980, the Festival has received national and international media attention in publications including Yankee, Americana, Discovery, Vista, Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, American Quilter, QuiltMania, Vermont Life, the New York Times, the Boston Globe and USA Today.
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