Welcome to the 2018 Vermont Quilt Festival!

Please find important details and information on the festival here.


June 21-24, 2018


Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, VT

Festival Hours & Admission Fees


Thursday Preview 7pm-930pm
Friday-Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 10am-3pm


Champlain Valley Exposition (CVE)
105 Pearl St. (VT Route 15)
Essex Junction, Vermont

Festival Admissions: US funds only

Single-day pass $12; groups $10
Two-day pass $22; groups $19
Three-day pass $32; groups $28
Children under 14 free with paying adult

Champagne & Chocolate Preview Thursday $12, open to public.
Purchase separately, not included with single or multi-day passes.  (Included for contestants and festival registrants.)

Evening Lectures, Fri & Sat $12 each, open to public.
Tickets available at the door. Show attendees can purchase tickets at the “Friends of VQF” table in the lobby.

Judges Panel Friday $8, for show attendees and festival registrants.
Purchase tickets at the “Friends of VQF” table in the lobby.
(Included for contestants.)

OR Purchase festival registration on-line. Festival Registration $35 includes admission all days and Thursday Preview plus a VQF tote bag. Requires check-in at Registration at Blue Ribbon Pavilion during Festival Registration Hours. Note: Festival Registration is required for all class attendees.

Schedule at Glance

Thursday Champagne & Chocolate Preview
7PM (Miller North), 7:30PM (Miller South)

Sponsored by Quilting Treasures™

Come join the Celebration!
Champagne and Vermont chocolates will be served in Miller North and South. View the quilts, congratulate winners, and shop at more than 80 vendor booths. Tickets may be purchased in advance by sending payment and SASE to the Festival office.
Open to the public with $12 admission, tickets available at the door.
(Free for contestants and festival registrants.)

Friday Night Lecture by Jackie Kunkel
Blue Ribbon Pavilion

From Home Ec to High Tech…
My Personal Quilting Journey

Come hear how Jackie Kunkel started quilting and made her way through to where she is at today!  This fun chat will take you on a visual journey of her hobby turned career.  See some of the quilts that got her started… fast forward to now and the designs that she is creating so many years later.  A fun filled, interactive lecture!  See you all there.

Saturday Night Lecture by David Taylor
Blue Ribbon Pavilion

Artistry through Applique

This lecture covers every step of David’s process for creating applique art quilts that look like paintings using only fabric and thread.  From pattern drawing to binding, every step is included.  His technique requires only a love of fabric and quilting, and a willingness to spend months on the same project.  The lecture is funny and informative.

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