Barb Vedder of Fun With Barb

Quilting has been her passion for over 30 years with a special interest in antique and applique' quilts.  Barb's quilts have been exhibited in regional, national and international shows including Houston Quilt Festival,  AQS Paducah and Lancaster and Quilt Odyssey.   She has displayed quilts at the Texas Museum and The New England Quilt Museum. The Vermont Quilt Festival awarded her with the Best Hand Quilting Award in 2016 and 2020.   She won Connecticut State Fair's Best Applique' Quilt twice.  In 2019, two local Guild Shows awarded her Best of Show. She has been published in Quilt magazines and blogs at Fun With Barb.  

Barb enjoys all styles and traditions of quilting but her passion is  studying and interpreting antique quilts and wondering about the women who created them.

She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Rich and has two grown children.  They share their home with Coco, a lazy chocolate lab and Nutmeg, a spicy calico cat.

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