Best In Show

Vermont Quilt Festival 2018 Contest Awards

The Festival contest exhibits entries from the US, Canada, and abroad. Four renowned judges evaluate the entries in this non-juried contest.
Congratulations to our Best in Show Winners!

Janome America Best of Show Award
Blossoms from the East
Barbara Korengold, MD

Governor’s Award for Best Vermont Quilt
Circle Doodles
Rose Orr, VT

Audrey LaValley Best Young Quilter, sponsored by Bittersweet Fabric Shop
I Spy with a Twist
Sarah Hart, NY

Founder’s Award: Richard Cleveland
Enduring Treasure
Marilyn Swenson, MA

Best Small Quilt
Gentle Soul
Lise Belanger, Quebec, Canada

Best Miniature Quilt
A Log Cabin Just for Me
Helen Irwin, VT

Best Appliqué Award, sponsored by Quilters’ Corner at Middlebury Sew’n’Vac
Sewing is Beleafing
Christine Wickert, NY

Best Pieced Award, sponsored by QT Fabrics
Les Cubes
Liliane Whalen, Quebec, Canada

Best Mixed and Other Techniques, sponsored by Sewing Machines and More
My Splendid Sampler, First Generation
Janet Dalis, MA

Best Hand Quilting Award
Five Treasures
Megan Farkas, NH

Best Home Machine Quilting Award, sponsored by Gloversville Sewing Center
Rosslyn Tartan
Pat Delaney, MA

Best Longarm Machine Quilting Award
Vintage Rose
Lisa McCarthy, NH

Best Machine Embroidery
Silky Six Collection
Susan Sherman, NY

Best Use of Theme: Circle of Friends
Walkie Talkies
Diane Beaman, NH

Best Personal Adaptation
A-B-Sea for Ewe and Me
Andre Bergeron, Quebec, Canada

Best Use of Color
Piece of Cake
Ann Feitelson, MA

Best Modern Quilt
Under the Big Top
Michelle Reiter, VT

Best Bed Quilt
We are Stardust
Gladi Porsche, NH

Best Wall Quilt
Circle of Geese
Nancy LaPointe, VT

Most Dynamic Quilt
40th Year Celebration
Miki Peine, MN

New Sponsor Award: Keepsake Quilting
Cathedral Window
Sandra Morris, PA

Best Social Awareness Quilt
The Bees’ Needs
Hope Johnson, VT

Best Traditional Quilt
Radiant Stars
Nancy Simmons, PA

Best Use of Modern Technology
60 Years of Memories
Karen Swiech, MA

Best ‘I’ Spy Quilt
Key West Halloween
Heidi August, MA

Best Holiday Quilt
Birds of a Feather
Martha Wilson, NH

Best Friendship Quilt
Spirit Animal Friends in Totem
Stitching Sisters of Five States, PA

Best Quilt Outside the USA
The Sprinter
Birgit Schueller, Germany

Judges’ Choice Awards

Judge Kathie Beltz
and Best Landscape Quilt
Maine Coast
Lynne Rainen, NH

Judge Kimberly Einmo
Thanks, Ralph
Dawn Sullivan, MA

Judge Gerald Roy
Zoo Bound
G. Wong, MA

Judge Sue Nickels
Elephant & Flowers
Michelle Bik, Quebec, Canada

Viewers’ Choice
Connie Harris Farrington, NY

SewBatik Challenge Awards

1st Place and Sewbatik Choice:
Mara Novak, VT

2nd Place:
Linda Cary, NY

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