2017 People’s Choice Quilt Awards Announced

Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, announces the results of the 2017 “People’s Choice” awards for the 31st Annual Quilt Exhibition, held July 29–September 17, 2017.

Over 15,000 visitors viewed the exhibition and nearly 1,000 ballots were cast for favorite quilts. The results: Full size quilts:  First place: Logs in Black & White – Sandra S. Palmer, Hartland; Second Place: Milk Hill, 12 August, 2001 – Joanne Shapp, North Pomfret; Third Place: Eye of the Storm in 3-D – Mary Croft, East Barnard. Small/Medium size quilts: First: Ella’s Garden– Carie Good, Woodstock; Second: Coming and Going – Lynne Croswell, Ludlow; Third: (Election Year) Star Spangled Banner – Sonya Stover, Woodstock.

At the exhibition opening, the Jurors’Choice Awards were presented to: Mary Guntz of Hartford for Indian Summer’s Flying Geese, by juror Colleen O’Neil; Star Spangled Banner, made by Sonya Stover of Woodstock, selected by juror Nola Forbes; Joanne Shapp of North Pomfret, selected by juror Kathie Beltz for Milk Hill, 12 August, 2001. The Billings Farm & Museum Staff Choice was awarded to Mary Croft of East Barnard, for her quilt Eye of the Storm.

 

Logs in Black & White by Sandra Palmer, Hartland, VT
Milk Hill, 12 August, 2001 by Joanne Shapp, North Pomfret, VT
Eye of the Storm in 3-D by Mary Croft, East Barnard, VT
Ella’s Garden by Carie Good, Woodstock, VT
Coming and Going by Lynne Croswell, Ludlow, VT
(Election Year) Star Spangled Banner by Sonya Stover, Woodstock, VT

31st Annual Quilt Exhibition Awards Announced

Congratulations Juror’s Choice- and Staff Choice Award-winners, announced at the 31st Annual Quilt Exhibition opening reception on July 28th. The exhibit is open daily through September 17 and features 47 exquisite quilts made by quilters living in Windsor County, Vermont.

The Quilt Exhibition is a juried show and each of the exhibition’s three jurors selected a quilt they thought most deserving of recognition. Mary Guntz of Hartford, VT, was recognized for her quilt, Indian Summer’s Flying Geese, by juror Colleen O’Neill; Star Spangled Banner, made by Sonya Stover of Woodstock, VT, was selected by juror Nola Forbes; Joanne Shapp of North Pomfret, VT, was selected by juror Christine Fries-Ureel for her quilt Milk Hill, 12 August, 2001. The Billings Farm & Museum Staff Choice was awarded to Mary Croft of East Barnard, VT, for her quilt Eye of the Storm in 3-D.

The Quilt Exhibition features a colorful display of quilts, daily activities, and programs. Admission includes the operating dairy farm, orientation and farm life exhibits, the restored and furnished 1890 Farm House, plus daily programs and activities.

Indian Summer’s Flying Geese, by Mary Guntz

Star Spangled Banner, by Sonya Stover

Milk Hill, 12 August, 2001 by Joanne Shapp

Eye of the Storm in 3-D by Mary Croft