If you are a quilting enthusiast or simply appreciate the artistry and creativity behind a beautifully crafted quilt, then you won't want to miss the upcoming Vermont Quilt Festival in 2023! This year marks the festival's 45th year, making it one of the longest-running quilt shows in the country.
The festival will be held from June 21st through 24th at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction, Vermont. The location provides a spacious venue that can accommodate the festival's growing number of attendees, vendors, and exhibitors.
The Vermont Quilt Festival was founded by Richard Cleveland and several other quilters who saw a renewed interest in quilting during the bicentennial celebration. The festival was initially a one-day event where quilters could share antique and new quilts made by Vermont quilters. The event was so successful that the following year, the organizers added a contest to recognize the talents of local quilters.
Over the years, the festival has grown in attendance and popularity, and the organizers have added sewing and quilting classes for visitors to take advantage of the skilled quilters participating in the event. Today, the festival attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world who come to participate in classes, contests, exhibits, and lectures.
One of the highlights of the festival is the quilt exhibit, which features a stunning collection of antique and contemporary quilts. Visitors can also view special exhibits that showcase the work of renowned quilters, including award-winning artists and designers.
In addition to the exhibits, the festival offers a variety of quilting classes for all skill levels, taught by experienced instructors. You can learn everything from basic quilting techniques to advanced piecing and applique methods. There are also lectures on various topics related to quilting and textile arts.
If you are a quilter or simply love the beauty and artistry of quilts, then the Vermont Quilt Festival is a must-see event. With its rich history, beautiful location, and incredible displays of quilts, it's an experience you won't forget. Book your stay at the Franklyn Farm Inn and make plans to attend the festival this June!