The Vermont Quilt Festival: WOW

I think this may take a few posts.

To start, the Dear Jane show was fantastic.  Brenda picked a selection of “baby Janes” that showed off the range of possibilities, with an emphasis on the traditional layout.  There were examples in modern colorways, others in monochrome, some without the triangles and/or the scalloping.   A series of mini quilts in Amish colorways from the Shipshewana retreats finished off the show.

I have to say, the Vermont Quilt Festival team is fantastic.   Mary Ellen Francis graciously juggled all our shipping drama, going above and beyond to get our quilts safely to the site.   Everywhere in the show there were helpful docents with white cotton gloves, ready to turn back the corner on quilts so as to see reverse details or read labels.  Mom and I were so impressed that we volunteered for the take-down process on Sunday afternoon.  Our crew supervisor was none other than Donna Bister, who co-authored the Plain and Fancy quilt book in which Brenda first saw a photo of the Jane Stickle quilt.

Click on the thumbnails to see them bigger:

My next post will be about some of the other exhibits at the Vermont Quilt Festival.  Now I have to go address the mess on my side of the bedroom that I promised George I’d do when I got back from the show!

You can see more photos and coverage of the VQF Dear Jane exhibit here and here and here and here.

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One Response to The Vermont Quilt Festival: WOW

  1. Hilory Boucher says:

    Thanks for sharing Deborah. It’s exciting to see the red and white Dear Jane, knowing that I contributed three blocks – stunning piece!

    Hilory Boucher

    On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 5:45 PM, Threadmistress

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