Vt. Quilt Festival Celebrates 40th Anniversary

40th Annual Vermont Quilt Festival

This weekend the Champlain Valley Expo is hosting the 40th annual Vermont Quilt Festival in Essex Junction, Vt.

People from all over the world travel to Vermont to check out more than 400 intricately made quilts on display.

The festival includes the largest exhibit of Ruth McDowell’s work: “Life’s Work: Ruth B. McDowell.”

The exhibit includes hundreds of quilts made by the internationally acclaimed quilt artist.

“Her work is absolutely amazing,” said Richard Cleveland, festival founder and chair of the Vermont Quilt Festival board. “Ruth demonstrates the difference between talent and genius and Ruth has that touch of genius that has enabled her to make some of the most astounding quilts I’ve ever seen.”

The festival also includes a contest with quilts from around the U.S. and Canada, vendors and classes for beginners-expert quilt makers.

The festival is open 9am-6pm Friday and Saturday, 9am-3pm on Sunday.

Tickets cost $12 for one-day, $22 for two-day, $32 for three-day, children under 14 are free with paying adult.

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