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.


Last Call for Sew Crazy Fabrics Challenge Quilts

IMG_7209.jpgStill finishing up that last bit on your Panel Quilt? Sew Crazy Fabrics Panel Challenge wraps up on June 30th. To be part of this quilting competition or to get information on voting, check out Sew Crazy’s FaceBook page. Photographs of entries will be posted on Facebook on Sew Crazy’s page. Online voting starts July 1 and ends August 1, 2018.

Top prize is a $100 gift certificate to Sew Crazy Fabrics, with a $75 Sew Crazy gift certificate for Second Place and a $50 Sew Crazy gift certificate for Third Place.

We’ve seen some of the Panel Challenge entries…so much fun! Beautiful color work and wide range of imaginative designs. Such creativity and amazing use of fabric panels! 

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.






TAUNY Program at Quilt Show: Warmth, Remembrance and Art

Sackets Harbor Quilt Show announces a TAUNY Program and Exhibit at the show: Selections from the Northern New York Quilt Project
Traditional Arts in Upstate New York’s Executive Director and folklorist Jill Breit spent 14 months on the road with historian Hallie Bond to document quilts old and new in New York’s North Country. The result of this documentary work was shared in TAUNY’s 2016 exhibit, “Warmth, Remembrance, and Art: 200 Years of Quilts and Comforters in Northern New York.
The Sackets Harbor Quilt Show welcomes TAUNY’s Jill Breit to the Saturday program schedule at the Quilt Show to share examples of what she and Hallie found in the North Country. North Country quilts on view as well as TAUNY exhibit materials and program talk with Jill.
Program: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Exhibit: Saturday and Sunday

Sew Crazy Challenge

Detail of Cabin Panel

Sew Crazy Fabric Shop, Glenfield, NY, invites you to take up their 2018 Panel Challenge. Using a specified panel available at the shop, create a one-of-a kind quilt interpretation, adding in your own additional color and fabric choices. (see sample photos of the panels). Challenge is going on right now through June 15th, with online voting beginning July 1st.

IMG_7211.jpgFor complete rules and a list of prizes for First, Second, and Third Place, visit Sew Crazy’s website, Facebook page, or come into the shop.