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35th Annual Quilt Exhibition
July 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Explore this colorful display of juried contemporary quilts made by Windsor County quilters and historical quilts from the museum’s collection.
See hand quilting demonstrations and enjoy challenging scavenger hunts for young and old. Vote for your favorite large and small quilts to be selected for the People’s Choice Award.
Our Virtual Quilt Exhibition will feature the contemporary quilts and in-depth conversations with the jurors as to how the design, color, fabrics and technical skills play a part in determining the winning quilts. Vote for your favorite quilt online beginning July 19!
Five quilts from our historic quilt collection will be on display during the Quilt Exhibition. The techniques and patterns in these quilts from the 1870s-1900s are typical examples of the late 19th century handwork. Visitors will see that some of these traditional patterns have been used in this year’s exhibit, giving tradition a contemporary twist.
Challenge quilts made by the Heart of the Land Quilters’ Guild from the Hartland, Vermont area will also be on display. A quilt challenge requires specific design and construction rules agreed upon by guild members, with the goal of improving their quilting skills. For 2021, guild members paired up quilt blocks of reproduction fabrics from the late 1800s with blocks of contemporary fabrics. These quilt blocks will be used to make “heartwarmer quilts” for families in need.
- July 17
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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