VTMQG Exhibit at the 2016 CVQG Show

The Champlain Valley Quilt Guild has invited us to present a special exhibit of modern quilts at their 2016 Quilt Show.

We have 32′ of hanging space to display quilts we’ve made that embody modern quilting. The special display will be accompanied by gallery talks each day of the show that talk about the quilts we have on display as well what modern quilting is.

October 21, 22, and 23, 2016

Champlain Valley Expo
105 Pearl Street
Essex Junction, VT

Friday, 9 to 6, Saturday, 9 to 6; Sun: 9 to 4

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Quilt Submissions

Each member of the Vermont Modern Quilt Guild may submit one quilt to the special exhibit. Please submit a recent quilt that is your best representation of a modern quilt.

Submit Your Quilt

Deadline: Monday, August 15, 2016

Please note that depending on the number and sizes of submissions, we may need to jury quilts into the exhibit. Once all of the quilts are submitted, the exhibit committee will review the submissions and determine whether we need to further curate the display.

You can submit a quilt that is not yet complete but will be completed by Oct 18. Instead of a photograph of the completed quilt, please provide a sketch of the design or an in-progress shot of as much of the quilt front as possible. You must know the intended finished size when completing the form.

Any questions should be directed to Rachael Arnold (rae@raevenfea.com).

Having Your Quilt Judged

Please wait to submit your quilt for judging until you’ve received word from us about inclusion in the exhibit.

If you elect to have your quilt judged, you’ll also need to submit the CVQG Quilt Registration form and judging fees (follow the instructions on their form for submission). For more information on categories and how the quilts are judged, read Points System, Awards, and Ribbons on the CVQG site. For additional guidelines, see the CVQG show rules. Quilts may also be offered for sale by completing the appropriate section of the CVQG form and paying the fee.

Special guidelines for filling out the CVQG form: you must write “VTMQG Special Exhibit” at the top of the form and highlight it so that it is clear that your quilt is to be included in our special exhibit.

Preparing Your Quilt

Your quilt needs a 5″ hanging sleeve attached to the back. Not sure how to add a hanging sleeve? Jacquie Gering has a great tutorial, you’ll just need to increase the strip height to 9.5″.

More information on labeling and preparing your quilt for delivery to the show will be available soon.

Delivering Your Quilt

If you are willing to part with your quilt for a couple extra weeks, we will accept quilts at the fall retreat (Sept 29-Oct 2) and the October guild meeting (Oct. 9, 2016).

More information on how and where to drop off your quilt closer to the show will be available soon.

Collecting Your Quilt

Quilts will be available for return at approximately 4:30pm on Sunday, October 23. You can pick your quilt up at The State Building, 105 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, VT. You’ll need your submission receipt to pick up your quilt.

If you are not available to pick your quilt up at the close of the show, we will collect it and bring it to the November guild meeting (Nov. 13, 2016).


We need volunteers for a variety of days.

Help with Setup

When: Wednesday, Oct. 19, time TBD

What: Help us set up and hang the quilts at the show

Gallery Talk

When: Friday, Oct. 21, 11am; Saturday, Oct. 22, 1pm; Sunday, Oct. 23, 1pm

What: We will be giving a gallery talk each day of the show (Fri-Sun). We’re looking for volunteers to talk each day. We’ll have talking points and topics to cover, so you don’t have to come up with the talk on your own, we just need someone to be present and actually do the talking. Pairs or even small groups are encouraged.

Help with Takedown

When: Sunday, Oct. 23, 4-6pm

What: Help us take down the quilts and with releasing them to the owners during pickup times.

Contact Rachael Arnold (rae@raevenfea.com) if you’re interested in any of these volunteer opportunities.

Thank You CVQG!
This wouldn’t be happening without the support of the Champlain Valley Quilt Guild and their generous invitation.