July 29-Sept. 17—WOODSTOCK—Billings Farm & Museum will host its 31st annual quilt exhibition July 29 through Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, featuring quilts made by Windsor County quilters.
The exhibition will include quilting activities and demonstrations for every age and skill level, with quilters on hand to discuss their work. Challenge quilts made by the Heart of the Land Quilters’ Guild will also be exhibited. A quilt challenge requires specific design and construction rules agreed upon by guild members, with the goal of improving their quilting skills. This year’s theme is “Play.”
For over three decades, Billings Farm & Museum has played a significant role promoting and encouraging the quilting tradition in Windsor County. Still considered both a creative and utilitarian household craft, renewed interest in the tradition dovetails with the museum’s mission of celebrating Vermont’s rural heritage. Since 1985, over 280 quilters have submitted more than 1,000 quilts for exhibit at the Farm & Museum.
Admission includes the operating dairy farm, orientation and farm life exhibits, the restored and furnished 1890 Farm House, plus daily programs and activities.
The Billings Farm & Museum is located one-half mile north of the Woodstock village green on Route 12. For more info, call 802-457-2355 or visit billingsfarm.org.
Photo courtesy of BFM, staff photo
“Glass Flight” by Alexandra Ambrose of Hartland won first place in the 2016 People’s Choice, small and medium quilt category.