Here's the view from our hotel room overlooking Lake Champlain....
The views were spectacular from our hotel room!
Okay, okay...we arrived in Vermont around 830 am and headed right to the quilt festival. YES! There were awesome beautiful antique quilts....gorgeous landscape quilts...what better place to make a landscape quilt...right!
This quilt sorta spoke to me...love the hearts that really looked like shamrocks to me! The quilting was just lovely. It is the Double Irish Chain pattern and on the embroidered on the back "Edward Anthony McBirney, SJ, Rutland, Vt, Feb. 5, 1967. Reported to have been made for Father McBirney by his mother. Donated by Gabriel Walden, 1967. * Vermont Quilt Festival, Patterns of History*
Silk crazy quilt. Made about 1881in honor of J.D. Wickham who served as headmaster at the Burr and Burton Seminary in Manchester, VT. Donated by Marjorie Schuffler 1975
All cotton quilt made in a crazy quilt variation. Philea A. Spear of Waitsfield crafted this quilt in 1909 when she was 84 years old. She recorded that there are 12,976 pieces of material... This is my most favorite...it has to be seen in person in order to really get the full effect of this gorgeous quilt!!!
...more to come