Last Friday, we attended the first Bears in the Valley event in Vermont. Basically this was a village stroll...the sneak preview of the unveiling of the 56 'baby bears' decorated by school children in a number of schools in the area. I'm sharing a few pictures of my favorites. You'll notice the bear with the felted wool circles, the bear with the patchwork paint job, and the 'reflections bear'with the mosaic mirrors. These bears will be auctioned in October with all the money used to support arts education in the valley. The big bears will be unveiled Memorial Day weekend, and they too will be auctioned in the fall. Isn't this fun??
Also last weekend, we went to Chester, Vermont for "Quilts Around Town" which is part of the Okemo Chamber of Commerce, and organized by Sue Ashe, the owner of Country Treasures Quilt Shop. There were towns in a number of locations throughout town, both inside and hanging on the porches of many of the businesses. Thing One and I had a great time. We watched a couple of demos, including one by Froncie Quinn, who works in conjunction with the Shelburne Museum.
Here are a few quilts we saw while we were there: