Pinwheels at the Barn


Vicki makes quick work of cutting!

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.

Check back for progress updates and to see the quilt take shape. 





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.


Red Letter Day

IMG_6964.jpgJanuary is a great time to sort through the thread box, find just the right shades of red and spend an afternoon stitching up a project as the snow falls. Here’s a sample of what’s going to be on view at the 2018 Sackets Harbor Quilt Show.

In keeping with the red thread theme, this year the quilt show will have a special needlework exhibit of red work samplers, vintage and contemporary.

Sackets Harbor Quilt Show Feature Artist

SLOstudio - Dusk to Dawn quilt.JPGQuilt Show Feature Artist: Quilts by Stacey O’Malley, SLOstudio

An exciting textile artist and designer, Stacey O’Malley’s work is strikingly fresh and energetic, drawing on Abstract sensibilities and Art Deco architectural inspirations in her home city of Ottawa, Ontario. Examples of Stacey’s artistry can be seen online at See Stacey’s exhibit and join us for her talk, “Modern Quilting: Adventures in Patchwork, Design, and Online Community,” on Saturday, October 7, at 1:00 p.m.