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Quilters Terry Whittaker and Christina Nicholson - Sisters of Perpetual Needling - in Ogdensburg on Sunday.
Quilters Terry Whittaker and Christina Nicholson - Sisters of Perpetual Needling - in Ogdensburg on Sunday.

Heard Up North: Sisters of Perpetual Needling

Historical re-enactors are serious about battle strategies, muskets and cannons. And for many, it's all about period clothing. Todd Moe toured Lighthouse Point in Ogdensburg on Sunday during the Founders' Day event.

The annual commemoration of the French and Indian War featured battle re-enactments on land and water, a bateau race and a colonial trade fair. That's where Todd found two Ontario women hunched over a loom and serious about an 18th century technique known as "whole cloth quilting," where the quilting itself is the decoration. They are today's "Heard Up North."  Go to full article
Patriotic Wall Hanging (Randy Merrill, Colton)
Patriotic Wall Hanging (Randy Merrill, Colton)

Preview: SLCHA Summer Quilt Show

Stars and stripes, flags and fireworks are part of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association's "Red, White and Blue" summer quilt exhibit. The show continues through the end of August at the Silas Wright House and Red Barn Addition in Canton. Todd Moe chats with exhibit organizer Randy Merrill about quilts and quilting.  Go to full article

Amish Quilts Take Center Stage in Sackets Harbor

Todd Moe talks with St. Lawrence University English professor and quilting expert Susan Ward.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Beaver Camp Auction, Mennonite Traditions, Lowville

Each June since 1973, The Adirondack Mennonite Camping Association has presented the Beaver Camp Auction at the Lewis County fairgrounds, featuring traditional quilts made by local sewing circles. Handmade furniture and crafts, antiques, plants, and even firewood are auctioned all day. In addition, the event offers a vast array of traditional foods.  Go to full article

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