Monday, March 19, 2012

1812 Reproduction Quilt Show Opens

Betty Anne of Ontario

The  ‘War of 1812 Bicentennial Quilt Show’ was on display last weekend in Sackets Harbor, New York with over 100 quilts on exhibit from quilters in Canada and the United States. The contest was organized by Seaway Trail executive director Teresa Mitchell, who passed away a few months ago. Ten of Teresa's quilts were also on display.

Mary McCarthy of Londonderry
I trolled the internet for pictures of quilts entered in the display.

Judith Stoll Campbell

The rules asked for long quilts (30" x 70") which resulted in creative solutions to incorporating square ideas into rectangular formats.

Rachael Arnold of Utica, New York

The show will be traveling. Mancuso Quilt Shows will feature the War of 1812 Quilt Challenge at the World Quilt Show-New England in Manchester, NH August 16-19 and then at Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza September 13-16.

Quilters of Upper Canada Village

Local newspapers carried stories about the quilters this week. Do a web search for the words: quilt 1812 Sackets Harbor.

And see the Seaway Trail blog here:

1 comment:

Rachael Arnold said...

I was surprised and honored to find my quilt mentioned here, when the post came up in my RSS subscriptions this week!

Not to be too semantic, but my first name is spelled Rachael. (I was amazed that both the Utica OD and the Seaway Trail spelled it right consistently.)

Thank you for your support of the show. Your research on this blog and your books was invaluable in creating the quilt.

There were so many beautiful quilts at the show. I hope your readers are able to see the traveling ones in NH or PA later this year.