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2019 Festival Exhibits



Captivated by Curves

Judy B. Dales, Curator
Miller North

Judy Dales started quilting almost fifty years ago, drafting complex geometric designs which often contained the suggestion of a curve or the illusion of a circle. Her geometric period culminated in a series of Islamic designs, complex patterns based on the equal division of a circle.

Eventually, the compass and ruler were put aside and Judy began to draw designs freehand.  She developed drafting and sewing methods that allow her to conquer the technical challenges presented by curved seams, thus allowing her to translate anything she can draw on paper into a quilt pattern. This ability has tapped a deep source of creativity, allowing the creation of very personal and imaginative work.

Judy’s creative process is very intuitive and her affinity for curved lines and organic shapes, combined with a unique color sense, creates a very distinctive voice. Her recent work ranges from realistic landscapes and flower studies to fantasy-filled abstracts all of which have richness, movement, complexity and a feminine flair.

 

Sharon Waddellé

Sharon Waddell, Curator
Miller North

Arlan & Pat Christ began collecting antique quilts in 2003 as part of their interest in all things Civil War.  They began accumulating a collection of quilts with Pennsylvania roots, and expanded their search into areas outside of their home state.  The Christ Collection includes a wide variety of patterns and designs, including appliqué.  Appliqué is the technique that creates a design by sewing shapes cut from fabric onto a larger background fabric.  There have been many fads in appliqué over the centuries.  This exhibit includes the large and elegant red and a green floral inspired design of the 19th century, Baltimore Album style, four block designs, plus a variety of unusual patterns.

 

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.

 

Lobby Lights: Family and Friends

Quilts by Board, Staff, Emeriti & Friends
Miller Center Lobby

Each year the Lobby Lights exhibit showcases the work of an individual or group. This year we are pleased to celebrate the creative talents of our family and friends for our Lobby Lights exhibit. We’ll be showcasing the variety of work from our current Board, Staff, Emeriti, and Friends. Participants will have their quilt flown in the Miller Center Lobby, so be sure to look up!

 

2018 SewBatik Challenge:

Happiness Is….
Miller North

The 2018 SewBatik Challenge encourages participants to create a small wall quilt reflecting Happiness Is… What makes you happy? Is it a place, a special memory or person, or your favorite activity?

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 2019 SewBatik challenge. All packets for 2018 have been sold.

2019 SewBatik Challenge:

TBA
Miller North

The 2019 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 43rd anniversary

June 26-29, 2019

New days! Wednesday to Saturday

                    

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Essex Junction, VT 05452
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The Vermont Quilt Festival
celebrating its 43rd anniversary

June 26-29, 2019

New days! Wednesday to Saturday

                    

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11 Pearl St., Ste. 205
Essex Junction, VT 05452
802-872-0034
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