“People’s Choice” quilt awards announced by Billings Farm & Museum

WOODSTOCK, Vt. – Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, announces the results of the 2017 “People’s Choice” awards for the 31st annual quilt exhibition, held July 29–Sept. 17, 2017.

Over 15,000 visitors viewed the exhibition and nearly 1,000 ballots were cast for favorite quilts.  The results:

Full size quilts: 1st place: “Logs in Black & White” by Sandra S. Palmer, Hartland. 2nd place: “Milk Hill, 12 August, 2001” by Joanne Shapp, North Pomfret. 3rd place: “Eye of the Storm in 3-D” by Mary Croft, East Barnard.

Small/medium size quilts:  1st place: “Ella’s Garden” by Carie Good, Woodstock. 2nd place: “Coming and Going” by Lynne Croswell, Ludlow. 3rd place: “Star Spangled Banner” by Sonya Stover, Woodstock.

At the exhibition opening, the Jurors’ Choice awards were presented to: Mary Guntz of Hartford for “Indian Summer’s Flying Geese,” by juror Colleen O’Neil; “Star Spangled Banner,” made by Sonya Stover of Woodstock, selected by juror Nola Forbes; Joanne Shapp of North Pomfret for “Milk Hill, 12 August, 2001,” selected by juror Kathie Beltz. The Billings Farm & Museum Staff Choice was awarded to Mary Croft of East Barnard, for her quilt, “Eye of the Storm in 3-D.”

The Billings Farm & Museum is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation. For further information: 802-457-2355 or www.billingsfarm.org.

Photos provided by Billings Farm & Museum staff.


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