Welcome to Vermont Quilt Design

Original traditional quilt designs and top-notch quilting instruction

VQD in Action...

Buy patterns on Etsy


We have a shop on Etsy where we sell digital quilt patterns and some of our handmade quilts.  The patterns are electronic PDF downloads, so there's no printing/shipping and we can reduce the price.  

Hire Kay to teach at your shop or guild (single or multi-session)


*Kay is a certified Sue Pelland Instructor*

We especially like teaching new quilters.  

Visit our "Classes We Teach" page to see the most common classes we teach.  

Join our Facebook Group


We have a VQD group on Facebook for sharing photos of recent quilts, tips for success, and general encouragement.  To join, search for the group and request access.  Anyone can post and we love seeing what other quilters are up to!

Upcoming Events


Apr 13: Strip-Pieced Mariner's Compass @ Alewives Fabrics, Nobleboro, ME

Apr 27: Kaleidoscope @ Quiet Valley Quilters, Bennington, VT

May 18: Strip-Pieced Mariner's Compass @ Middlebury Sew 'n' Vac, VT

Jun 26-29: Vermont Quilt Festival - classes will be listed when they are finalized


Oct 25-27, 2019 - Retreat.ca


Location: Howick, Quebec, Canada 

Kay has the privilege of teaching a retreat in this tight-knit farming area.  It's a community event, including adult quilters, young 4-H girls learning to sew and inspirational visits by local elders.  Kay stays with one of the ladies and all the food eaten during the retreat is home-grown by the participating women.

Nov 8-10, 2019 - VT Quilting B


*Join our 10th Anniversary celebration!

Location: Courtyard Marriott Burlington

Cost: $375 ppdo

Project: This year's project is a one block quilt, which can be done with scraps or planned fabrics.  The project requires no special ruler, does not have Y-seams, and is easier than it looks.

*More info can be downloaded below*

Details about 2019 VT Quilting B

Overview of Our Design Types

Log Cabin Quilts


We love sewing and using log cabin quilts, so we've designed several.  They can be used as wall hangings or lap quilts.  Some of our designs are holiday-themed as well, like this picture above.

Bed Quilts


Bed quilt designs was where VQD started.   Kay was making unique quilts for her house and friends convinced her to turn them into patterns.  Our designs are queen and twin sizes.

Lap Quilts


These designs vary widely and are great for decorating.  They can be sofa quilts or wall quilts.  These designs are where we try out new ideas.

Small Projects


We designed these small projects for fast completion, but still using traditional blocks and quilting techniques.  They are table runners, table toppers, or wall banners.

Beginner Quilts


We have several "Weekender" quilt designs for beginner quilters or people who want to finish a quilt top in a weekend.  They're easy and fun to use with new fabrics.

See All VQD Designs


To see all our designs, click on "More" at the top of the page and then click on "All VQD Designs."  We listed photos and quilt names, more details are available on Etsy.

(Photo: Hawaii's Volcano National Park  before it rerupted - Kay loves volcanoes!)

Want info about our classes & retreats?

If you want to hear about our next retreat or upcoming classes, please provide your email. **We do not send spam.**

About Us

Kay Bergquist - Designer, Teacher, Instruction Writer


Kay has been quilting for over 31 years.  She has taught quilting classes since 1999 and attended camps, seminars, and conventions throughout the United States. She has organized multiple charity quilt projects and is active in the local quilt guild.

In 2007, she started VQD with her daughter, Allison, and began writing patterns for her original designs.  In 2010, Kay started focusing on teaching classes again and has supported shops throughout Vermont, as well as guilds and shops throughout New Englad. Kay was invited to teach at Vermont Quilt Festival in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015.

VQD Mission Statement

We strive to spread the joy of quilting through teaching and designing traditional quilt patterns people feel they can actually do.

Our Core Competencies

  1. Clear instructions & diagrams
  2. Accurate math
  3. Teaching with patience
  4. Meeting a quilter at their level
  5. Designs for every day quilters

(In the background picture, we are hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc - it was incredible!)

Allison Bergquist - Designer, Teacher, "Computer Stuff"

Allison took up quilting in 2003 and immediately got hooked. She does much of the designing and sewing the prototype quilts. Many of her design inspirations come from personal designs for friends or ideas she has from traveling.  When possible, Allison is Kay's teaching assistant in the quilting classroom.  She works on marketing projects, runs the website and handles final production of all digital products. 

Contact Us

Have a question? Let us know!

For Shop Owners

We still sell paper patterns.  If you are a shop and want to buy wholesale, please contact us.  

Vermont Quilt Design

Vermont, United States


Call During These Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm (Eastern)

Saturday: 9am - 12pm (Eastern)

Sunday: Closed