June 23 – 25, 2017 – Essex Junction, Vermont
New England’s largest and oldest quilt event celebrates its 41st year with some of the best quilts, both contemporary and antique. Hundreds of eye-popping quilts delight thousands of visitors each year with a grand cross-section of the quiltmaker’s art and a visual feast of color and design.
Opening the Festival is the always-festive Champagne and Chocolate Preview on Thursday evening, when attendees are the first to see the exhibits and shop the bustling merchants mall of 90 vendors from across the continent. Scheduled throughout the weekend are quilt appraisals, Textile Detectives, free gallery talks by exhibit curators, and more. Excellent classes with top instructors and evening programs round out the weekend.
A Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Time-Honored Event!
Champlain Valley Expo, 105 Pearl St., Essex Junction, VT (just outside Burlington)
Dates of Operation:
June 23 – 25, 2017; Champagne and Chocolate Preview, June 22 – evening
Tour groups are encouraged to contact the Festival office in advance to make arrangements. Pre-registration offers fast and convenient entry to the event. Air-conditioned, free and convenient parking and handicapped-accessible.
Group rate (20 or more) $10; children under 14 free. Driver and group leader complimentary.