Exhibits | vqf.org
      Vermont Quilt Festival     Subscribe          View Cart                       My Account   


Sign In
   802-872-0034     info@vqf.org       Vermont Quilt Festival     Subscribe    View Cart                   My Account   


Sign In


Vermont Quilt Festival Exhibits

      Vermont Quilt Festival     Subscribe          View Cart                       My Account   


Vermont Quilt Festival Exhibits

       Home     Subscribe     

Sign In

Vermont Quilt Festival Exhibits

2019 Festival Exhibits


Song Quilts: A Celebration of Stitch and Song

Eliza Hardy Jones
Miller North

The “Song Quilts” project is a visual interpretation of folk songs from the American South and the Russian Arctic. Each quilt is an exact “color transcription” of songs sung to Eliza during her interviews with women across Russia and the US.

Eliza Hardy Jones is a musician and quilter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She began her musical training as a classical pianist, and after graduating from Vassar College began playing professionally in folk and pop bands. She has performed internationally, on festival stages, and on radio and television with artists including grammy-nominated Grace Potter and Iron & Wine. She has also recorded 4 full-length albums of original music, including her most recent, Because Become, released in 2016. Since beginning the Song Quilts project, Eliza has lectured at the Music College of Arkhangelsk in Russia, the Barents Bird Fest (an international cultural festival in Murmansk, Russia), at local quilt guilds, and presented a MQG webinar.

Quilted Treasures of New York

Sharon Waddell, Curator
Miller North

Like many states New York is home to exceptional 19 th century quilts. What makes the Empire state different are several unique regional quilt patterns. Often popular for only a generation, these century patterns and styles appear in specific areas. Border patterns with trees, twisted ribbon, floral vines, and tasseled swags were common. Papercut patterns whose names have been lost to history immediately identify the quilt’s or maker’s New York origins even when found further west. This exhibit explores many of these 19 th century patterns and other unique characteristics that make New York quilts special. 

Sharon T. Waddell is an independent quilt researcher who has been collecting antique quilts for over fifteen years. A quilt maker since 1988 she is active in several guilds. Inspired by the patterns and styles of antique quilts she became a member of the American Quilt Study Group where she specializes in regional patterns of the mid-19 th century. She enjoys sharing her collection in hopes it will inspire others.

 

Journeying from Traditional to Abstract Quilts: Little Did I Know!

Marya Lowe
Miller North

Every quilter sets off on a journey with that first quilt. Marya's journey has taken 46 years (so far), and has carried her through antique and reproduction quilts, quilt restoration, and finally sent her off into the land of abstract art. This exhibit explains the spark from that first quilt, charts the lure of antique quilts that propelled her into antique quilt restoration, and finally, and predominantly, celebrates the colors, textures, shapes, marks – and challenges, that have marked the most prolific portion of her journey. 

Marya's work evolves in series, exploring an idea or technique as long as it excites her. Much of her work is grounded in small , visually energetic, improvisationally pieced blocks that she calls “wonkies”. A self-challenge to create 100 wonkies in 100 days triggered this ongoing series. Another series celebrating the shape of seedpods evolved from that, followed by a series celebrating the liveliness of pieced and fused “bubbles” (really just upscale wonkies). More series are waiting in the wings to be realized in fabric.

Lobby Lights: Twin States MQG

Quilts by Twin States Modern Quilt Guild Members
Miller Center Lobby

Lobby lights was conceived as a welcome to our guests and as an opportunity to show off the work that exists within the quilting community. This year, the Twin States Modern Quilt Guild from
Westminster, Vermont, explores and promotes the modern style of quilting. Participants will have their quilt flown in the Miller Center Lobby, so be sure to look up!

 

Instructor Showcase

Quilts by VQF Instructors
Miller North

For four decades, we have displayed the high caliber of work our instructors bring to our class offerings. This year, we again have a broad array of talent that displays a diversity of quilt-making traditions. These instructors have chosen to display their work so you may get an up close view of what they share with our students.

Pictured: "Sapphires on Snow" by Norma Ippolito

2019 SewBatik Challenge

Fairy Tales
Miller North

The 2019 SewBatik Challenge encourages participants to create a small wall quilt reflecting “Fairy Tales.” Everyone has that one fairy tale they love or enjoy telling. So it’s time to stitch up some magic and share your story!

SewBatik provided two fat eighths of batik fabric. Quilts will be judged by Kimberly Einmo and the winner will receive a basket full of SewBatik products valued at $500. The second place winner will receive a basket of SewBatik fabrics valued at $300. SewBatik will pick their favorite and that winner will receive a complimentary entry packet for the 2020 SewBatik challenge. All packets for 2019 have been sold.

Registration for the 2019 challenge will open up on May 20th, 2019 here

The online submission form must be completed and quilt mailed between May 20th-30th, 2019.

2020 SewBatik Challenge

TBA
Miller North

The 2020 SewBatik Challenge will encourage participants to create a small wall quilt reflecting a topic to be decided upon in June. SewBatik will provide two fat eighths of fabric for this challenge. Limited quantities of the packets will be available for purchase each day of the show at the announcement table in Miller North. Rules for the contest challenge are included in the packet.

 

VERMONT QUILT FESTIVAL

The Vermont Quilt Festival
celebrating its 44th anniversary

June 24-27, 2020

New days! Wednesday to Saturday

                    

CONTACT US

Vermont Quilt Festival

Admin office:
11 Pearl St., Ste. 205 
Essex Junction, VT 05452

802-872-0034  

info@vqf.org

NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP

* First Name
* Last Name
* Your Email


VERMONT QUILT FESTIVAL

The Vermont Quilt Festival
celebrating its 44th anniversary

June 24-27, 2020

New days! Wednesday to Saturday

                    

CONTACT US

Vermont Quilt Festival

Admin office:
11 Pearl St., Ste. 205 
Essex Junction, VT 05452

802-872-0034  

info@vqf.org

NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP

* First Name
* Last Name
* Your Email


Vermont Quilt Festival © 2019 & All rights reserved.  
Home  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms and conditions  |  Cancellation Policy

Powered by
X

NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP

* First Name
* Last Name
* Your Email