26th Annual Bennington Quiltfest
September 14 – 15, 2019 Sat: 9-5, Sun: 10-4
Mount Anthony Union Middle School
747 East Road
Featured Quilter and Lecturer: John Kubiniec, Big Rig Quilting
I grew up in a household that was always making things. I was working with my father creating things in his woodworking shop or helping my mother paint her ceramic pieces. I have always been making things: macrame (yep, I made those plant hangers with beads), leather work, embroidery, crochet, cross-stitch, the list goes on and on.
I finally decided to start quilting around 2007 by taking classes at The City Quilter in New York City. Well it wasn’t long before I was hooked. I soon started going to “summer camp” attending Quilting by the Lake – and this has become annual summer tradition.
In 2010 I entered the McCalls Design Star competition and I was one of the 8 finalists. Soon after that I began having patterns published in various magazines and also began designing patterns for various fabric companies. In 2011 I was chosen by HandiQuilter to be part of their advertising campaign. In 2015 I was part of the Aurifil Design Team and designed a block for the month of April. You can download that pattern HERE. I have most recently designed patterns for Stof Fabrics from Denmark for the their stall at the 2017 & 2018 H&H Trade Show in Cologne Germany. Both of these quilts patterns were subsequently published in the German Magazine Patchwork Professional
In the fall of 2016, my book A New Spin on Drunkard’s Path from C&T Publishing was published. The quilts in this book are truly representative of my style – Traditional Quilting with a Modern Flair.
I enjoy traveling to speak and teach at guilds, stores, and conferences. I focus on piecing techniques (especially curved piecing) longarm quilting and ruler work on both domestic and longarm machines. I am a BERNINA Brand Ambassador and also a Sew Steady Brand Ambassador.
Lectures on both days will be at 1:00 pm.
- New Quilts
- Quilt Raffle
- Challenge Quilts
- Come to the Quiltfest Café for Breakfast and Lunch! Serving all Day! Click here for menu.
- Consignment Boutique
- People’s Choice Awards
- Special Exhibit
Admission $8, Children 12 and under free. Handicapped Accessible.
Group tours and buses welcome. Contact the Quiltfest Chair for more information.
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