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.
The Thousand Island Art Center staff will be on hand at the Sackets Harbor Quilt Show sharing a selection of vintage coverlet samples and hand-weavings. Join us as we follow the Red Thread through 19th Century American textiles, woven here in Northern New York.
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 raffle ticket sale proceeds to benefit Hay Memorial Library’s interior spaces “Refresh and Renew” Project.
Beginning September 1“Peggy’s Pine Cones”will be on view at the Library, and then moves to the Quilt Show. Tickets will go on sale at the library September 1, and will be available at the quilt show, with the drawing at the show on Sunday afternoon, October 7 at 3:00 p.m.
Still 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!
The Hoffman Challenge celebrates 30 years of quilting challenges in 2018, so get ready for an extra special show this year! The Hoffman Trunk Show is back 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!
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.