Sunday, July 1, 2012

Vermont Quilt Festival, 2012!

We just spent the last 2 days in Vermont at the Quilt Festival!


I have tons of pics, so I'll post the pics over several posts.  There was an amazing selection of 66 antique quilts from Gerald Roy's collection.....truly amazing quilts, but no pics were allowed of those.....dang!

And, of course, the place was packed with people, so a lot of the pics have bodies in them, or they are taken from a weird angle!  No way around it, people just didn't want to move!  I tried to get close up shots of details, and hopefully they are clear enough to really see the amazing free motion quilting and hand quilting that these quilters did!  Really beautiful work!  The theme this year was 'My Fantasy Garden' and there were some really great interpretations of that theme!


 "Sunflower Sutra" by Helena Scheffer and Marion Perrault, Beaconsfield, QC.

Close up of the sunflower.....3 dimensional fabric and tons of thread play!  Fabulous!

 "Gilding the Arbor" by Bethanne Nemesh, Allentown, PA

Amazing free motion quilting on this!

 "Not Your Grandmother's Nine Patch" by Sherry Pryor, West Islip, NY
This was really wonderful......9 separate quilted pieces floating and then connected by the leaf pieces; the black background is not part of the quilt, that's the wall.

 "Zen Garden" by Margaret Solomon Gunn, Gorham, Maine

 "Cornucopia of Leaves" by Tricia Coulson, Le Claire, IA

 "Duffer" by Patty Williams, Plessis, NY
Great thread play on this miniature.

 "Pineapple Intensity" by Rose Orr, Colchester, VT            This miniature just glowed!

 "Glacier Star" by Janet Stone, Salem, MA

 "Stars 101" by Betty Chouinard, Londerderry, NH

I'll have more pics in a bit!

Have a great day!



  1. Hi Regan, Happy July to you. Thank you for sharing this quilt show; now I really want to come for a visit! I've been to several really large shows in Ca. and loved them-so much variety and the vendors, oh my they made my heart pound. Here in Colorado we don't have big shows at least not nearby. I would love to get to Sisters, Houstin, Paduccah, and now this one. If it wasn't so hot, I'd be up cutting fabric.
    Have a great 4th.

  2. WOW, WOW, WOW Absolutely stunning!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Amazing!!! Did you see Barb in all the crowds?

  4. Awesome quilts/art work.... so much to look at...

  5. I so enjoy going to these virtual quilt shows - thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see more.

  6. Thanks for sharing with those of us not fortunate enough to get to Vermont. Such wonderful quilts--always fun to see the gorgeous stuff entered in shows.

  7. Can't believe we didn't run into each other!! I saw some of my NJ friends many times - boo hoo.
    We should have had a more a solid plan!!
    Great photos

  8. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to go to this show some year. I've always wanted to go and also visit the Shelbourne. I agree. Your photos are wonderful!

  9. These are amazing quilts.
    That dog and sunflower close up are unbelieveable to me. WOW is all I can say. Thanks for the show!!

  10. Great pictures. Thanks for posting my Zen Garden quilt!
    Margaret Gunn