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Barn Quilts Meeting

September 10, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

There’s been a quiet but colorful phenomenon growing nationwide – barn quilts on houses, garages, chicken coops, barns, and other outbuildings. Did you know that there are over 500 barn quilts all around Vermont?

The Green Mountain Quilters Guild invites quilters and non-quilters alike to an information session about barn quilts. The GMQG hopes to encourage and document barn quilts statewide with the aim of creating a comprehensive virtual self-guided tour.
Featured speakers will include Sharon Perry and Fern Mercure, coordinators of barn quilt
activities in Franklin County, and Carrie Caouette-DeLallo and Sarah Caouette, of the Chelsea Arts Collective.

The efforts of these four energetic people have resulted in the creation and documentation of over 400 barn quilts in Franklin County and more than 125 barn quilts in the Chelsea area. Learn how they got started, how they spread the word, and also the practical aspects of creating barn quilts that survive Vermont winters. “We hope that people go home with information that inspires them to create their own barn quilts,” said GMQG president Marianne Kotch. “And because our ultimate goal is to create an online interactive map of barn quilt locations by county, we also hope they’ll be enthusiastic about contributing to the statewide list.”

While there is no charge for this information session, advance registration is suggested.
Call or email Marianne Kotch at (802)476-4185


September 10, 2022
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Green Mountain Quilters Guild
(802) 476-4185


Aldrich Public Library
6 Washington Street
Barre, VT 05641
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(802) 476-7550
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