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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Vermont Quilt Festival is almost here!

I heard this on the radio the other day:

The Vermont Quilt Festival is coming. It's the longest running quilt show in the state, running since 1977!

It looks pretty amazing, so check it out:

There's Exhibits, Classes, Contests, Appraisals and More!

June 25 – June 27, 2010
Champlain Valley Exposition

105 Pearl St
Essex Junction, VT 05452

with a Champagne and Chocolate Preview (yum!)

Thursday, June 24, 7:30-9:30pm

Celebrate as the doors open to the 34th annual Vermont Quilt Festival! View contest quilts, special exhibits, congratulate winners, and shop at more than 80 vendor booths while enjoying champagne, ginger ale and mouth-watering chocolates courtesy of Lake Champlain Chocolates. Tickets are $12. Free admission for class registrants and contest entrants.

Show Hours:

Friday-Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm Sunday: 9:00am-3:00pm

Monday, June 21, 2010

June Member News!

Member Pippa Drew has an exhibition at the
Lyme Town Library
this summer!

"Recent Paintings and Collage Inspired By Bali"

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, July 14 from 5:30 - 7:30

On view June 1 through August 30th
Call 603.795.4622 for Library Hours
Hope you get a chance to take it in!

Next bit of News:
Other SDA members also have their work in the State of Craft!

This piece to the left here is a quilt by Judy B. Dales.

Entitled "Spirit Flight", this piece is included in the show and is on loan from The White House Permanent Craft Collection.

This is our chance to enjoy the piece created here in Vermont before it goes back to live in Washington this fall!

Michèle Ratté of Saxtons River, VT also has a piece in the State of Craft Exhibit!

"Animation 5", a large-scale textile monoprint made in collaboration with Master Dyer Joan Morris, of Hartford, VT is included in this show that took three years to plan.

Hopefully as a group or individually we can all make it down there to see these pieces in person!

Special Exhibit in Greensboro!
The Kingdom Craft Alliance is multi-media group; and their upcoming exhibit in July will feature two pieces from each artist.

Member Judy B. Dales serves as the President of this newly formed group. Kudos for this huge accomplishment in such a short amount of time! (The Kingdom Craft Alliance did not even exist until February, so that's a lot of organizing!!)

This show is part of the statewide State of Craft Special Events that are scheduled throughout the State, and not one to miss in the Greensboro area!

In case the image here is blown up too much to read right, here is the info:

The Exhibit is at The Miller's Thumb in Greensboro, with an Opening Reception on July 2, 2010 from 5pm to 8pm

The show will run July 3 through the 11th and can be viewed daily from 10 am to 5 pm.