Shelburne residents enter Quilt Festival Contest

Over 250 contest entrants of all ages from the US, Canada, and abroad have entered the quilt contest at Vermont Quilt Festival, New England’s premier quilt event  including residents Hope Johnson and Ruth Whitaker of Shelburne.

The quilts are evaluated by a panel of nationally known quilt judges. Winners of the competition are announced on Thursday evening, June 27, during the Awards Ceremony at the Champagne and Chocolate Preview. This year, the judged contest awards ribbons in several categories.

The festival, now in its 37th year, takes place June 28 through June 30 at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. The winning quilts are on display throughout the three-day weekend. Several other exhibits of antique and new work, classes, lectures, appraisals, free gallery talks and vendor demonstrations, and a bustling merchants’ mall add to the excitement. Visit www.vqf.org for more information.

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