An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 23, 2023
In celebration of one of the most American of all art forms, Billings Farm & Museum will host its Annual Quilt Exhibition, from June 3 – July 23, featuring quilts made by Windsor County quilters.
For 37 years, 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 culture.
The restored Billings Farm Activity Barn will be transformed by a colorful display of artfully crafted quilts. The exhibition will include juried contemporary quilts made by Windsor County quilters and historical quilts from the museum’s collection. There will be a scavenger hunt to challenge the guests and quilting demonstrations on select days. Visitors can vote for their favorite large and small quilts to be selected for the People’s Choice Award.
Quilts submitted to the exhibition are juried by quilting experts in the region who each select one Juror’s Award.
Admission to Billings Farm & Museum’s 37th Annual Quilt Exhibition includes the Animal Barns, Vermont Farm Life Exhibits, the Interpretive Walking Trail and the 1890 Farm Manager’s House. The 1890 Farm Manager’s House features the creamery, the kitchen and in-home innovations that were considered state-of-the art for the time. Visitors can meet the farm’s cows, draft horses, sheep, goats, and chickens in the barns and scenic pastures and enjoy ice cream and snacks at the Farmhouse Scoop Shop.