Guild seeks quilts for its fall exhibit

MIDDLEBURY — The Milk and Honey Quilters’ Guild is looking for quilts to hang in their show to be held on Oct. 7 and 8 at the Middlebury Recreation Center.
The show, titled “Quilting in the Land of Milk and Honey,” is the fourth biannual show the guild has organized. The guild is inviting quilters throughout the area, as well as guild members, to display their quilts in this non-juried show.
This is the first show that will be held at the Middlebury Recreation Center at 154 Creek Road, and the space allows for approximately 100 quilts to be shown.
“We have about 50 members in the guild,” explains Peg Allen, show co-chair, “and most members will show at least one quilt, leaving room for independent quilters to enter theirs as well. We are looking forward to having a beautiful show and everyone is welcome to share their joy of quilting and creative talents.”
The quilts can be of any size and no entry will be rejected as long as it is registered by the Aug. 22 deadline.
While quilt shows often include judging that analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of each entry, the guild decided to skip the judging so that everyone from beginner to expert will feel comfortable sharing their special quilts.
In addition to show entries, there will be a section featuring quilts by Rachel Eldredge and Phyllis Bowdish, two talented members of the Milk and Honey Quilters’ Guild. And new for this year’s show is a section highlighting projects made by local children aged eight to 16. Another section will be dedicated to an exhibit of “Quilts of Valor” made for veterans and active duty service members. In addition to the quilts on display there will be vendors, basket raffles, consignments and a raffle quilt. The guild will also have holiday ornaments for purchase to benefit Everybody Wins! Vermont: a reading mentorship program for Vermont elementary school children.
Anyone wishing to enter a quilt in the show can visit the Milk & Honey Quilters’ Guild website — milkandhoneyquilters.com — to download an entry form or pick up an entry form at Quilter’s Corner at Sew ‘n’ Vac on Route 7 South in Middlebury or at Creative Fiber Designs on Park Street in Brandon.

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