Woodstock’s Billings Farm & Museum offers dual attractions beginning this weekend

Woodstock’s Billings Farm & Museum offers dual attractions beginning this weekend

WOODSTOCK — Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, will host its 28th Annual Quilt Exhibition from Aug. 1 – Sept. 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, featuring quilts made by quilters residing in Windsor County. 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 Delectable Mountain Quilters will also be exhibited. This year’s theme is “Memories of Edith” a tribute to guild member Edith Artz from Rochester, Vt.  A quilt challenge requires specific design and construction rules agreed upon by guild members, with the goal of improving their quilting skills. The challenge quilts will be on display with the juried exhibition.

On Sunday, Aug. 3, Billings will also host the 14th annual Antique Tractor Day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., featuring restored and unrestored tractors, dating from the 1930s to the 1960s. A narrated tractor parade is set for 1 p.m. – an opportunity to see the machines operating, with interesting and historical background details about each tractor. Tractor-drawn wagon rides will be offered; make-it-take-it wooden tractors for children, a toy tractor sandbox, ice cream making, and more.

Admission to Antique Tractor Day includes all programs and activities, plus the 28th Annual Quilt Exhibition.

For more info, call 457-2355 or visit billingsfarm.org.

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