|"4 Patch Posie" by Charlotte Croft|
I always look for quilts made by my friend, Charlotte Croft. This year she made "4 Patch Posie," a tied comfort quilt that will be given to someone who loses their home to a fire or is facing a serious illness. Charlotte engages herself in making many quilts for charity.
|Award-winning "100 Days" by Lynne Croswell|
The Juror's Choice Award this year went to Lynne Croswell for her dynamic quilt which she calls "100 Days." It is a quilt that one can stand in front of for a very long time discovering all the intricacies of her piecing. She also uses a very unique color combination.
|"Doodle Dandy" by Norma Ippolito|
"Doodle Dandy" by Norma Ippolito features applique, machine embroidery and machine quilting. It caught our eye immediately. It is one of those quilts where one marvels at the workmanship and wonders just "how she did it." The tape on the border edging is very attractive and the special little motifs like butterflies and feathers are charming!
|"Gram's Dresden Plate" by Judy Barwood|
On a larger scale, Judy Barwood used 1930s reproduction fabrics to create a wonderful quilt that she has named "Gram's Dresden Plate." The bed-size quilt is hand-quilted. I love her choice of sashing and border fabric which seems to pull the whole quilt together. Many of the fabrics are based on nursery rhymes.
|"Almost Midnight at the Oasis" by Linda Ramrath|
Last, but not least, is "Almost Midnight at the Oasis" by Linda Ramrath. She found a good way to use a lot of her scrap fabrics and to good advantage! This beautiful quilt won two ribbons, as you can see. We concur that they are richly deserved!
There are many more quilts in the exhibit. These are just a few photos to whet your appetite with the hope that you will attend the show in person if at all possible. The quilters of Windsor County certainly keep busy making quilts for this annual show. This is the 32nd year the event is being held. In addition, small challenge quilts were made by the Delectable Mountain Quilters' Guild.
A trip to the Billings Farm & Museum is always rewarding and they hold events in every season! It is a popular destination for school groups. Memberships are available. I once wrote a very detailed article about the history of the farm for The Quilter magazine. Last time I checked, it was still posted to their website: www.billingsfarm.org For more information, call 802-457-2355 or visit the museum at 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT.
August 10, 2018