New at the Quilt Show: Redwork Program with Louise Tiemann

TechyRedwork.jpgLouise Tiemann joins the Sackets Harbor Quilt Show for a Sunday afternoon program and talk about Redwork: Ornamental Embroidery. Louise is sharing an exhibit of patterns, ephemera, threads, fancy work and quilts with us, including this lovely checkerboard-bordered redwork quilt by Margaret Techy.  See Louise’s exhibit all day Sunday, with the program at 2:00 Sunday afternoon at the Sackets Harbor Ballroom.


“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: Emilie Cuppernall

The Sackets Harbor Quilt Show welcomes North Country quilter Emilie Cuppernall as our 2018 Quilt Artist. Fifteen of Emilie’s quilts, both full size and miniature, will be shown in a retrospective look at her quilts. Shown left is a detail from one of Emilie’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.

The quilt show’s event and program schedule is being updated now, so please check back soon as we announce and post detailed times and venues.

Stitchwork on the Needles

One of our very talented local knitters has a project on the needles, and it’s a beauty! This hand-crafted throw, which we call “Peggy’s Pine Cones” is knit from Katia Paint yarn, a cozy blend of acrylic and wool with a very soft hand. The yarn is dyed to knit up in tonal stripes of warm raspberry, charcoal, coffee and cream. This throw is one of the raffle items at the Quilt Show, with afghan raffle ticket sale proceeds to benefit Hay Memorial Library’s interior spaces “Refresh and Renew” Project.

IMG_7424.jpgBeginning September 5  “Peggy’s Pine Cones” will be on view at the Library.  Come on in and check it out! Tickets for “Peggy’s Pine Cones”  go on sale at the library on September 5 and continue through October 7.

You can also get raffle tickets during the quilt show, with the drawing at the show on Sunday afternoon, October 7 at 3:00 p.m. at the library.

Happy Anniversary Hoffman Challenge!

The Hoffman Challenge celebrates 30 years of quilting challenges in 2018, so get ready for an extra special show this year! The Challenge fabric collection is called “Shine On.” The Hoffman Trunk Show featuring 40 quilts from their 2018 challenge is at the Sackets Harbor Quilt Show, along with a great lineup of quilting demos, talks, programs, and vendors. Mark your calendar for October 6th and 7th!

Pinwheels at the Barn

Putting together the top: The Pinwheel Quilt top is all assembled, the border is on, and now we’re making decisions on what sort of stitch design will be in the plain fabric blocks. 

Pinwheels turning on the breeze…Beth and Irene show off the quilt top, just before the border was put on.

Squaring things up…

TBQ’s Pinwheel Blocks are taking shape, and the work of trimming and squaring the blocks to create uniformity has begun.

Measuring up


When finished and assembled, buttons will ornament the pinwheel centers. We’re just starting to look at vintage buttons and fanciful closures to decorate this one-of-a-kind quilt. 

Buttons, old and new

Many hands make light work…


a model pinwheel

Cutting and piecing has started for the Town Barn Quilters 2018 group project: a pinwheel quilt to be raffled off at the Sackets Harbor Quilt Show in October.

Rotary cutters make the work go fast, with precise cuts and clean edges.

Pattern & color

A range of patterns and batiks in warm, clear shades of red with ivory tones as the contrast make up the color palette.