Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: June 26-29, 2014

 

38th Annual Vermont Quilt Festival Expected to Attract Thousands, Essex Junction, June 26-29

 

Thousands of quilt enthusiasts from around the world arrive to celebrate New England’s oldest and largest quilt event. Awaiting them are exhibits of new and antique quilts, lectures and classes presented by noted quilt artists, quilt appraisal services, free gallery talks, demos, and a colorful array of wares in the extensive Merchants Mall.

 

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Essex Junction, Vermont, June 19, 2014 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - The Vermont Quilt Festival returns to the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction (105 Pearl St.) Friday, June 27 through Sunday, June 29, dazzling visitors with the rich color, design, and intricate craftsmanship in the hundreds of quilts on display. Thousands of quilt enthusiasts from around the world arrive to celebrate New England’s oldest and largest quilt event. Awaiting them are exhibits of new and antique quilts, lectures and classes presented by noted quilt artists, quilt appraisal services, free gallery talks, demos, and a colorful array of wares in the extensive Merchants Mall.

 

“Over the last third of a century, VQF has offered some of the best quilts, both antique and new, and this year is no exception,” said Richard L. Cleveland, founder of the Festival. Gerald Roy, who currently has an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, curates a portion of the esteemed Pilgrim/Roy collection at the Festival. It celebrates the unique quiltmakers of the first half of the 20th century. Nancy Halpern curates an exhibit of works by national quilt artists from the last quarter of the 20th century. These quilts continue to astonish and delight with their variety, liveliness, and originality. An exhibit of “paintings made of fabric,” curated by Pamela Druhen, chronicles her development in painting landscapes and abstracts with fabric and thread. And the exhibit that always creates a stir features the judged show of contest quilts and award winners created by quilters of all ages from across the nation.

 

Festivities begin Thursday evening, June 26 at 6:30pm, with the Awards Ceremony that honors the contest winners. Following at 7:30pm is the always-festive Champagne and Chocolate Preview, sponsored by Quilting Treasures, of Rhode Island, where visitors are among the first to view the hundreds of quilts and to shop the bustling Merchants Mall. The Merchants Mall features more than 85 vendors with the best and the latest in quilting supplies, fabric, machines, gift items and more. Tickets are $12 at the door.

 

Show hours are Friday and Saturday 9am to 6pm; Sunday 9am to 3pm. Daily admission is $12, children under 14 free. The appraisal service for antique quilts is available Saturday 9am to 5pm; the fee is $45 per quilt. Registration for classes takes place online. For more information, visit www.vqf.org or call 802-872-0034.

 

Founded in 1977 as a one-day show of old and new quilts, Vermont Quilt Festival has expanded into a four-day event and is recognized as New England’s oldest and largest quilt event. The Festival has from its inception displayed quilts from private owners and from the collections of historical societies and museums and continues to offer top-notch classes with the best instructors in the country for hundreds of students.

 

 

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 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Media Contact: Mary K Ryan

Email: marketingdirector@vqf.org

Phone: (802) 872-0034

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.

 

Vermont Quilt Festival, Inc.

11 Pearl St. Ste. 207, Essex Junction, Vermont, 05452

Web: www.vqf.org

 

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38th Annual Vermont Quilt Festival Expected to Attract Thousands, Essex Junction, June 26-29

The Vermont Quilt Festival returns to the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction (105 Pearl St.) Friday, June 27 through Sunday, June 29, dazzling visitors with the rich color, design, and intricate craftsmanship in the hundreds of quilts on display. Thousands of quilt enthusiasts from around the world arrive to celebrate New England’s oldest and largest quilt event. Awaiting them are exhibits of new and antique quilts, lectures and classes presented by noted quilt artists, quilt appraisal services, free gallery talks, demos, and a colorful array of wares in the extensive Merchants Mall. Show hours are Friday and Saturday 9am to 6pm; Sunday 9am to 3pm. Daily admission is $12, children under 14 free. The appraisal service for antique quilts is available Saturday 9am to 5pm; the fee is $45 per quilt. Registration for classes takes place online. For more information, visit www.vqf.org or call 802.872.0034.

 

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