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Quilts for Sale by Louise Furber, Phelps, NY
Rural Life/Agriculture to be Theme for 2015 Event

Great Lakes Seaway Trail/Sackets Harbor, NY; December 10, 2013 – Seaway Trail, Inc. has announced that its byway-themed quilt show will now be held on a biennial schedule with the next event scheduled for 2015. 

The theme for the 2015 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show is Vineyards, Fields, Farms and Food.

Since 2001, the event, held in Sackets Harbor, NY, has showcased quilting as a cultural heritage theme for traveling the 518-mile-long National Scenic Byway Great Lakes Seaway Trail. 

The byway offers unique land and freshwater travel opportunities along Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River in NY and Pennsylvania. 

Quilters find fabric shops and quilting workshop events throughout the byway region. Along western Lake Ontario, the 22-mile Orleans County Country Barn Quilt Trail loop tour and audio tour starts off the Great Lakes Seaway Trail at Partyka Farms in the Town of Kendall and takes travelers to more than 50 buildings with painted quilt patterns. Orleans County Tourism is a long-time supporter of the show.

Past Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Shows have featured favorite Seaway Trail places, lighthouses, Great Lakes fish, birding, the War of 1812, the museum heritage quilts found at attractions on the byway, the byway’s Amish quilting communities, and published quilters/designers from the 11-county waterfront region. The first show was a one-woman show by Mary Knapp, who published her first book, Star Quilts, in 2013.

The biennial scheduling in part will accommodate the even-year biennial dates of the nearby North Country Quilt Guild Quilting Show held in Clayton, NY. The North Country Quilt Guild’s next event will be held June 6-8, 2014.

Those interested in participating in the 2015 show as quilters, sponsors, vendors or volunteers may contact show manager Lynette Lundy-Beck at 315-646-1000 x203, lynette@seawaytrail.com.  

Photos and a history of the show are online at www.seawaytrail.com/quilting. 


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