Barb Vedder of Fun With Barb

Quilting has been my passion for almost 30 years with a special interest in antique and applique' quilts.  I been exhibited in regional, national and international shows.  In 2016 The Vermont Quilt Festival awarded my Jubilee Quilt the Best Hand Quilting Award.   In 2012 I was awarded 1st place in Wall Quilts at the AQS show in Lancaster, PA.  I have exhibited work at Quilt Odyssey, Lancaster, Chicago and Houston.  I am a three time finalist at the AQS Show in Paducah.  I won the CT State Fair's Best Applique' Quilt in State in 2017 and 2018.  In 2019 I won Best In Show at 2 different area Guild Shows. I have been published in Quilt magazines, newspapers and publish a weekly blog.

I enjoy all styles and traditions of quilting but my passion is  studying and interpreting antique quilts and wondering about the women who created them.

What People are Saying about Me

Gwen Marston~
"I've known Barb for over 20 years and have watched her grow from dedicated student to accomplished artist.  Her approach to quilting is both studied and fun.  She can speak with knowledge and humor on any style and tradition of quilt making.  Her workshops encourage quilters to expand their boundaries, make their own work and enjoy the process."

"Barb Vedder is a terrific Speaker.  Her lectures are fun and engaging and her quilts are spectacular.
Our Guild also enjoyed her Workshop.  We'd love to have her back again!"
Doreen Johnson
President of Centreville Quilter's Unlimited, VA

"Barb Vedder is an award winning, talented quilter and an encouraging and generous teacher. In her lectures,  hear about her quilting journey and be awed by the variety and workmanship of her quilts.  
In her workshops, you’ll learn lots of techniques and be inspired to create your own quilts.  When she visits your group you really will have Fun with Barb!"
Nancy Strife
Vice President/Program Chair of Brownstone Quilters, NJ

"Barb's presentation of her quilting journey was amazing! She captivated the guild with her stories and inspired many to “think” about doing a little appliqué and designing their own works of art!" 
Silver City Quilt Guild of Taunton, MA