– 30 – NORTHERN VERMONT sPEciAl EVEnt Vermont Quilt Festival June 26-29, 2019 – NEW Days! Champlain Valley Expo Essex Junction New England’s largest and oldest quilt event celebrates its 42nd year with some of the best quilts, both contemporary and antique. Hundreds of eye-popping quilts delight thousands of visitors with a grand cross-section of the quiltmaker’s art and a visual feast of color and design. Opening the Festival is the Champagne and Chocolate Preview on Wednesday evening, when attendees are the first to see the exhibits and shop the bustling vendor mall of 80 vendors from across the continent. Scheduled throughout the weekend are quilt appraisals, free gallery talks by exhibit curators, free vendor demonstrations and more. Excellent classes with top instructors and evening programs round out the weekend. A Vermont Chamber of Commerce Time- Honored event! For more information, visit www.vqf.org or call us 802-872-0034 Event Address: Champlain Valley Expo, 105 Pearl Street, Essex Jct., VT (just outside Burlington) Dates of Operation: NEWDAYS , Wednesday – Saturday, June 26 – 29, 2019. Champagne and Chocolate Preview, Wednesday, June 26, 7:30 pm Group Policy & Rates: Tour groups are encouraged to contact the Festival office in advance to make arrangements. Pre-registration offers fast and convenient entry to the event. Air-conditioned, free and convenient parking and handicapped-accessible. Group rate (20 or more) $10; children under 14 free. Driver and group leader complimentary. Contact: Vermont Quilt Festival, Inc. 11 Pearl Street, Ste. 205, Essex Jct., VT 05452 • 802-872-0034 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.vqf.org • facebook.com/vermontquiltfestival sPEciAl EVEnt Craft Vermont Event November 22-24, 2019, Burlington Vermont Hand Crafters produces Craft Vermont, a premier three-day, annual art and craft show the week before Thanksgiving at the DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly the Sheraton), South Burlington, Vermont. This is the largest and oldest juried show of Vermont only artists and craftspeople in the state. Customers can shop many booths showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited- edition pieces in aromatherapy; baskets; botanicals; ceramics; decorative painting; digital art; fiber decorative; fiber wearable; fine art; furniture; glass; jewelry; leather; metal; mixed media; paper; photography; print-making; and wood. The quality and reputation of this event draws thousands of customers from across the state and greater New England. For many of our members, this is the only time they exhibit their work in Vermont. Dates of Operation: 2018 show dates are: November 16-18 2019 show dates are: November 22-24 Group Policy & Rates: Discounted group admission tickets available. Contact: Craft Vermont by Vermont Hand Crafters, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington email@example.com • Visit www.vermonthandcrafters.com for more details.