Great Lakes Seaway Trail "Beauty of the Byways" 2013 Quilt Show Theme and Challenge
The 2013 Quilt Show is March 16-17 & 23-24. Hours are Saturdays 10am-5pm and Sundays 12-4pm.
Ticket prices are $7 seniors, $8 adults. Tickets are valid for admission to all four buildings and re-admission on all show dates.
Visitors should begin their experience at the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center at 401 W. Main Street, Sackets Harbor, NY.
Class with Quilting Author/Designer New for 2013 Show
Saturday, March 16 at 1:30pm – Hear award-winning quilter Mary Knapp present a free, limited-seating “Uniquely You” lecture at 1:30pm in the third floor ballroom at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center.
Saturday, March 16 at 3pm – Enjoy a design class with Mary Knapp, who recently published her first book of quilt patterns with C&T Publishing.
Mary will be on hand with some of her quilts and autographing her book at the show on the first weekend only: Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.
Have you ever wanted to create a quilt inspired by an especially scenic drive near your home or on vacation? If so, you are invited to make a quilt for the Great Lakes Seaway Trail 2013 international “Beauty of the Byways” quilting event.
The “Beauty of the Byways” theme offers endless possibilities for quilters and fabric artists from all across the U.S. and Canada to showcase their own favorite byway, road, scenic drive, or landscape. How you interpret your favorite is completely up to you!
The 2013 show entry requirements are wide open to artistic originality - miniature quilts, wall-hangings, and quilts of any size are welcome.
“Beauty of the Byways” is a great theme with lots of opportunities: “Beauty of the Byways” quilt stories may share a story extolling the virtues of a chosen byway or blend the quilt’s design into fictional tales of waterfront romance, fun in the sun, favorite vacation spots or other imaginations.
You may use any pattern you would like – perhaps a Double Irish Chain in shades of blues and greens might represent the scenic beauty of a drive along Kings Highway 2 running along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. Maybe a scrappy, rotary cut patchwork of green and brown triangles could recall the spruce, pine, and larch of a drive along the New York State Olympic Trail Scenic Byway that runs through the Adirondacks.
Your quilt entry can be: Pieced, Appliqué, Traditional, Contemporary, Art Quilt, Pictorial, Embellished, Wearable Art, etc. It’s all up to you.
Please note that the New York Beauty pattern can be used, but is not required.
Registration and Schedule
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For More Information:
If you have any questions or comments or want to find out more about the challenge or the show please call: 315-646-1000 x203 or send an Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ideas from past quilt shows which could fit this show's theme:
|A portion of the quilt "A Dream Voyage: Sailing the Seaway"by Kim Keller, Norwood, NY||"A 1000 Islands Seaway Trail Experience"
April Neisz and Thousand Islands International Tourism Council, Alexandria Bay, NY
Some of Mary Knapp's favorite light houses along the Great Lakes Seaway Trail
Tips from Expert Quilter Mary Knapp:
Mary Knapp, quilt pattern designer and the author of “Star Quilts” to be released by C&T Publishing later this year, offers these design tips if quilters are interested in creating a pictorial or art quilt to enter: