Anne Standish to headline quilt show
MIDDLEBURY — Once every two years the Milk & Honey Quilt Guild sponsors a two-day quilt show titled “Quilting in the Land of Milk and Honey.” Vermont art quilter Anne Standish of Cambridge will be the featured artist and will exhibit many of her dramatic award-winning quilts, featuring familiar landscapes from Vermont.
Standish is a self-taught artist who began with sewing and traditional quilting and branched into art quilts in 2003. She has devoted most of her creative energy to finding new ways to make representational images of real places with fabric, photographs printed onto fabric, thread and paint. Her inspiration comes from her surroundings — the landscapes she sees every day around her home in Cambridge.
In addition to the featured artist’s display and demonstrations, the show will include appraisals of antique and new quilts by Carol Wheelock, a certified quilt appraiser; a display of the most recent Quilts of Valor, made by Vermont quilters and donated to our veterans; and close to one hundred quilts by area quilters. Nine vendors will be showing and selling the latest quilt-related products and fabric, raffle tickets for the queen size “Bear Paw” quilt made by the members of the guild also will be available, as well as tickets for the “theme baskets” on display. A consignment table will feature quilt-related crafts, such as potholders, made by guild members.
Every show features the sale of quilted Christmas ornaments to benefit a local nonprofit. This year, the quilt show committee announced that the ornaments will benefit Addison County Home Health and Hospice. Three ornament choices will be available including a quilted mitten, which can serve as packaging for the ever-popular gift cards.
This year the show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Middlebury Union High School. Public admission is $5, with a $1 discount for guests showing their membership card to any quilt guild.
Anyone wishing more information can visit the guild’s website at www.milkandhoneyquilters.com.
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