2019 SHQS Theme Announced

“Cabins & Cottages” is the theme for the 2019 Sackets Harbor Quilt Show. We’ll feature classic Log Cabin quilts and variations, as well as explore images of cottages and lakeshore themes.

Size: No smaller than 24″ x 24″ and no larger than 60″ x 72″

Hanging Sleeve and Label: Each quilt must have a 4-inch wide hanging sleeve on the backside of the top, and be clearly labeled with the name of the quilt and the quilter.

Style: Can be machine or hand quilted; can be appliquéd, pieced, or whole cloth.


And the winners are…

The winner of the Hay Memorial Library’s cozy, knitted afghan raffle is Candy Brown.

The SHQS Passport “Quilter’s Swag” raffle prize: Linda Gibbs is the lucky winner!

And, the winning quilters of the Sackets Harbor Quilt Show’s Red Thread Challenge are:

  • First Place: Vicki Wilson “Kitty’s Work is Never Done” 

    1st Place: Kitty’s Work
  • Second Place: Irene Busler “Tiny Points”
  • Third Place: Beth Burdick “Flights of Fancy”
2nd Place: Tiny Points
3rd Place: Flights of Fancy

We’ve Grown!

IMG_7298.jpgThis year there are five exhibit sites for the Sackets Harbor Quilt Show:

  • the historic Union Hotel, located at 401 West Main St., at the corner of West Main and Ray Streets
  • the Sackets Harbor Visitor Center, Market Square Park on West Main Street
  • AANNY Gallery, corner of West Main and Ambrose Sts.
  • the Sackets Harbor Ballroom at 103 West Main
  • Hay Memorial Library at 105 South Broad Street, at the Intersection of Main and Broad St. in the center of the Village of Sackets Harbor.

Off-street parking is available at most sites, as well as by Watertown Savings Bank and behind the Municipal Building.

New at the Quilt Show: Redwork Program with Louise Tiemann

TechyRedwork.jpgLouise Tiemann joined the Sackets Harbor Quilt Show for a Sunday afternoon program and talk about Redwork: Ornamental Embroidery. Louise shared an exhibit of patterns, ephemera, tools, threads, fancy work and quilts with us, including this lovely checkerboard-bordered redwork quilt by Margaret Techy.  This comprehensive redwork exhibit was open all day Sunday, with Louise’s informative, engaging program at 2:00 Sunday afternoon at the Sackets Harbor Ballroom. (see photos below)IMG_7857.JPG






“Sew Crazy” challenge quilts at the Sackets Harbor Quilt Show

Detail from a challenge panel

More than a dozen quilts from Glenfield, New York’s Sew Crazy Quilt Shop Challenge competition will be on view at the quilt show. The challenge fabric is a panel featuring a rustic cabin scene, with the colors and sights of autumn: fall leaves, quiet cabins, and blue skies. Come see these creative, one-of-a-kind quilt interpretations of the challenge, evocative of the Adirondacks, autumn, lakeside cottages, and the North Country.

2018 SHQS Feature Artist: Emelie Cuppernell

The Sackets Harbor Quilt Show welcomes North Country quilter Emelie Cuppernell as our 2018 Quilt Artist. Fifteen of Emelie’s quilts, both full size and miniature, will be exhibited in a retrospective look at her handiwork. Shown left is a detail from one of Emelie’s nature-inspired, dimensional quilts “Snowy Owl.” Emilie will give a talk on her art, the inspirations, and a long view of more than three decades of quilting and textile art.

Exhibit Venue: Sackets Harbor Visitor Center

Program Talk and Meet the Artist: Saturday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.

Thousand Island Art Center at the SHQS

Detail from the TIAC “Star Works” Coverlet Sample Collection

Star Works Collection: An exhibit from the Thousand Island Art Center: Home of the Handweaving Museum. Harriet Burris will be on hand at the Sackets Harbor Quilt Show to share a selection of vintage coverlet weaving samples from the museum’s collection, and to give us a demo of the art of handweaving. Join us as we follow the Red Thread through 19th Century American textiles, woven here in Northern New York.