The 26th Annual Quilt Exhibition at the Billings Farm and Museum opened Tuesday with a private reception for the quilt exhibitors. The reception included an awards ceremony for three juror awards and a curator’s award. The three juror awards went to: ‘Swirling Stars in a Maze of Flying Geese’ quilted by Sandra S. Palmer, Hartland; ‘Susan’s Challenge’, quilted by Mary Jane Arvidson, Brownsville; ‘Crop Circle: Windmill Hill May 25, 2009’, quilted by Joanne Shapp, North Pomfret. Museum Curator, Bob Benz presented his award to Darsie Riccio Woodstock for her quilt ‘Irene Floods Vermont’ saying “I loved it the first time I saw it.” The exhibition is open to the public August 1- September 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. These quilts need to be seen up close to admire the detail and design; in addition, each quilt comes with a unique story that only makes one appreciate the quilting process even more.
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy Photos
A portion of these photo first appeared in the August 9, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.