Oswego County quilters are among those who will have work on exhibit at the March 16-17 and March 23-24, 2013 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Beauty of the Byways Quilt Show in Sackets Harbor.
Linda Leach of Hannibal has entered a quilt titled “Sailing Lake Ontario” that she made to fill a special request.
Leach said, “My quilt was inspired by the great lakes of New York. The gentleman that requested it is an avid sailor of Lake Ontario. He is a fun soul who truly enjoys his boat and wanted a quilt for his boat. What better pattern to use than the Mariner’s Compass.”
Martha Sage joined Leach, Shirley King, and Peggy Griffen to add the top quilting to the lake landscape quilt.
Sage, also of Hannibal, has entered a quilted totebag in the show that will feature works by American and Canadian quilters honoring favorite byways in the two nations.
Show promoters took a wall hanging of Mexico Point Park by Mexico, NY, resident Carol Soucy to WPBS television recently. The work shows water splashing on the rocks at the park found along the Great Lakes Seaway Trail byway on Route 104B in Oswego County.
“The Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Shows are designed to inspire people to travel the length of the National Scenic Byway to discover America’s cultural heritage so beautifully illustrated through quilts,” says Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show Manager Lynette Lundy-Beck says.
Special exhibits at the event include a Route 66 traveling quilts exhibit, 80 of the Hoffman Fabrics Challenge quilts from 2012, the Great Lakes Seaway Trail War of 1812 traveling quilts and more. Show hours are Saturdays 10am-5pm and Sundays 12-4pm.
“Seaway Trail, Inc. and its tourism partners are pleased to be leading the way in developing quilting as a dynamic heritage travel theme for experiencing the Great Lakes Seaway Trail and other byways nationwide,” says Great Lakes Seaway Trail President and CEO Mike Bristol.
For more information on the Great Lakes Seaway Trail, its quilt show and travel opportunities, call 315-646-1000 x203 or visit the website at www.seawaytrail.com