Sackets Harbor, NY — Three exciting quilting speakers will exhibit their fabric arts and offer four presentations at the March 19-20, 2011 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor, NY. The award-winning and published quilters will share insights and experiences that blend traditional quilting with contemporary design.
The speakers schedule for the March 19-20, 2011 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show is:
· Saturday, March 19, 1pm — Judy Allen, author of The Art of Feather Quilting, will speak on her signature style of quilting that creates graceful curved crosshatching; undulating lines, plumes and paisleys; and Victorian-inspired feather patterns for quilts and wearable art.
· Saturday, March 19 at 2:30pm — Mary Knapp will speak on Creative, Accurate & Efficient Ways to Design, Cut & Piece. Knapp, designer of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Lighthouse patterns, has won awards at the American Quilters Society Show in Paducah, KY; the Vermont Quilt Festival, Quilts=Art+Quilts at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY; at the Old Forge Arts Center; the Nashua, NH, Quilters Gathering; and the Chicago International Quilt Association show.
· Sunday, March 20 at 1pm — “So You Would Like to Design Quilt Fabric” with fabric designer Nancy Murty of Bee Creative Studio, Palmyra, NY. Murty creates fabric lines for Andover Fabrics of New York City. Her latest design series is titled BlackBird Acres. Her fabric, pattern and book themes include new baby and building blocks, Tea Time, the Christmas holiday, and an animal alphabet series in cotton and flannel. Nancy’s work has been featured in Quilting Now, Quilt It for Christmas, Quilt It for Kids and Designers’ Quarters.
· Sunday, March 20 at 2:30pm — Mary Knapp will reprise her presentation on Creative, Accurate & Efficient Ways to Design, Cut & Piece.
Other published quilters exhibiting at the show include contemporary art quilter Holly Knott, who designs quilts inspired by her mother Diane’s watercolor paintings. Eight of the mother-daughter team’s quilts and paintings featured in their book Quilted Garden Delights will be on display. Holly’s work has appeared in The Quilting Arts Book, 500 Art Quilts, and Innovative Fabric Imagery for Quilts.
Linda Glantz, of Holley, NY, co-owner of Peace Quilts, Inc., Rochester, NY, and co-founder of the International Sister Guild Partnership Program. Her latest book, Flowercolor Inspirations, features picture quilts made with floral prints cut in two-inch squares to create an art glass look.
While appliqué quilt artist Betty Alderman of Betty Alderman Designs, Palmyra, NY, is often influenced by 19th century folk art designs, she is also known for her creative Sunbonnet Sue designs. Her Betsy’s extensive research on the Sunbonnet Sue pattern was recently featured in American Quilter magazine. Betsy’s book A Century of Sunbonnets features Betty’s designs in pullout patterns. Betty’s quilts and patterns spring from a Fine Arts education at Syracuse University and teaching at The Quilted Apple in Phoenix, AZ.
The March 19-20, 2011 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show will showcase the works of the featured quilters, quilting demonstrators, and vendors in the nine rooms of the three-story historic former Union Hotel built in 1817 that now houses the Seaway Trail Discovery Center. The building is accessible and has an elevator.
Show admission is $5 for the two days and includes speakers’ presentations on both days; those with active or retired military ID receive $1 off admission.
The show is co-sponsored by the Seaway Trail Foundation, Orleans County Tourism and the Country Barn Quilt Trail, a 22-mile loop tour off the Great Lakes Seaway Trail byway to more than 40 barns and buildings adorned with painted quilt block patterns. Learn more about the Great Lakes Seaway Trail and the Country Barn Quilt Trail online at http://www.seawaytrail.com/quilting.