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
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 (& other events) in advance, on-line, by 6/13. Festival Registration $35 includes admission all days and Thursday Preview plus a VQF tote bag. Requires check-in at Blue Ribbon Pavilion during Festival Registration Hours. Note: Festival Registration is required for all class attendees.
Schedule at Glance
Thursday Champagne & Chocolate Preview
THURSDAY, JUNE 21,
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
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 7PM
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
SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 7PM
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.