WOODSTOCK, VERMONT…. Billings Farm & Museum is pleased to announce the Juror’s Choice and Staff Choice Award for the 35th Annual Quilt Exhibition. The awards were presented at the opening reception on July 16th.
The Quilt Exhibition is a juried show, with each of the exhibition’s three jurors selecting a quilt they thought most deserving of recognition. Linda Diak of Chester, VT was recognized for her quilt, Berkeley by juror Marti DelNevo; Floral Bouquets made by Mary Jane Arvidson of Brownsville, VT, was selected by juror Nola Forbes; Norma Ippolito of Chester, VT, was selected by juror Froncie Quinn for her quilt, Confetti Carnival, which also received the Billings Farm & Museum Staff Choice Award.
The Quilt Exhibition is open daily 10 AM – 5 PM through August 22nd. Visitors can view a colorful display of textiles made by quilters in Windsor County, a Challenge Quilt display crafted by the Heart of the Land Quilters’ Guild of the Hartland, Vermont area, along with several historical quilts from the museum’s collection. See quilting demonstrations and enjoy scavenger hunts for young and old. From July 22 through August 19, join us for Thursday Threads, a weekly series featuring interactive fiber arts and textile-related demonstrations and crafts.
Our Virtual Quilt Exhibition, found at https://billingsfarm.org/quilt-exhibition/ features in-depth conversations with jurors and close up views of all of the quilts.
Whether visiting onsite or online, guests will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite quilt to receive the People’s Choice Award. Vote while visiting the Quilt Exhibition. Online voting begins on July 19. The People’s Choice will be announced on Friday, August 13.
Visiting safely. Billings Farm & Museum follows guidance from the CDC and the Vermont Forward Plan to determine our protocols. For the continued safety of our staff and guests, all guests over the age of 2 are required to wear a face covering in all indoor spaces. For outdoor spaces, mask wearing is optional for fully-vaccinated persons; unvaccinated persons must wear masks when around people and unable to maintain 6’ physical distances. No entry is permitted without a face covering. Visit billingsfarm.org/safety for details.
Billings Farm & Museum, now in its 39th season, is open daily, 10AM-5PM, through October 31 and weekends 10AM-4PM, November-February. Find the Special Events Calendar, daily schedules, admission pricing and membership information at billingsfarm.org. Celebrate Billings Farm’s 150th Anniversary with a visit this season and support its education mission at billingsfarm.org/donate.
The Billings Farm & Museum is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation Inc., a charitable non-profit institution. Billings Farm & Museum is committed to providing educational opportunities and experiences to our visitors, whether here in Woodstock, Vermont or at home wherever you are through our online resources at Billings Farm at Home. Visit us on billingsfarm.org, and find us on Facebook at Facebook at facebook.com/BillingsFarmMuseum/and Instagram at instagram.com/billingsfarm/.
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