Billings Farm & Museum Quilt Exhibition: August 1 - September 21
WOODSTOCK, VERMONT... Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont's rural heritage, will host its 28th Annual Quilt Exhibition from August 1 September 21, 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. featuring quilts made by quilters residing in Windsor County, Vermont. The exhibition will include quilting activities and demonstrations for every age and skill level, with quilters on hand to discuss their work.
Challenge quilts made by The Delectable Mountain Quilters will also be exhibited. This year's theme is Memories of Edith a tribute to guild member Edith Artz from Rochester, VT. A quilt challenge requires specific design and construction rules agreed upon by guild members, with the goal of improving their quilting skills. The challenge quilts will be on display with the juried exhibition.
During the past quarter-century, Billings Farm & Museum has played a significant role promoting and encouraging the quilting tradition in Windsor County. Still considered both a creative and utilitarian household craft, renewed interest in the tradition dovetails with the museum's mission of celebrating Vermont's rural heritage. Since 1985, over 260 quilters have submitted more than 1000 quilts for exhibit at the Farm & Museum.
Admission to Billings Farm & Museum's 28th Annual Quilt Exhibition includes the operating dairy farm, orientation and farm life exhibits, the restored and furnished 1890 Farm House, plus daily programs and activities.
Admission: adults: $14.00; 62 and over: $13.00; children 5-15: $8.00; 3-4: $4.00; under 3: free.