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One of many quilts on display at View in Old Forge through December 2nd.  Photo: View
One of many quilts on display at View in Old Forge through December 2nd. Photo: View

Quilters honored at annual show in Old Forge

Quilts of all sizes and designs are on display at View in Old Forge this month. The 26th annual Quilts Unlimited show includes more than 120 quilts in a great array of styles from traditional to contemporary from across the country. Todd Moe spoke with View Education and Artistic Programs Director Barbara Getty, who says View is also displaying quilts from Watertown award-winning quilter and designer Mary Knapp. Getty says the annual exhibit gives the building a "comfortable" feeling.  Go to full article
This quilt is believed to be made by a discharged soldier while recovering from wounds received in the Civil War.
This quilt is believed to be made by a discharged soldier while recovering from wounds received in the Civil War.

Quilts by men at Shelburne Museum

Quilt making is traditionally associated with women, but a new exhibit at Shelburne Museum in Vermont focuses on quilts made by men. Quilts on display include some made by soldiers who were injured in the Civil War, and from boys who were ill in childhood and learned how to quilt from their mothers. The quilts in the exhibit include some from the 1860's and contemporary innovations.

Todd Moe talks with Shelburne's chief curator Jean Burks, and Joe Cunningham - aka Joe the Quilter - who'll give a lecture at the museum next week.  Go to full article
The Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor
The Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor

Recreating historic clothing, quilts by hand

Historical re-enactors will gather in Sackets Harbor this weekend as part of a War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration. But the conversations will focus on period clothing and quilts, rather than muskets and cannons. Todd Moe talks with Ted Schofield, a re-enactor from Chaumont, about his early 19th century reproduction sewing implements and a love of recreating historic clothing.  Go to full article
Tree of Paradise quilt made by Eliza Celestia Dunlop or Hannah Marsh, Baker's Mills, ca. 1870.<br />(Photo: Richard Walker)
Tree of Paradise quilt made by Eliza Celestia Dunlop or Hannah Marsh, Baker's Mills, ca. 1870.
(Photo: Richard Walker)

New exhibit celebrates women?s stitches

A new exhibit at the Adirondack Museum includes historic quilts from the museum's textile collection, as well as contemporary quilts, comforters, and wall hangings on loan from quilters in communities throughout the region. "Common Threads: 150 Years of Adirondack Quilts and Comforters" opens today and will remain on display through October 18th. It explore themes of women's work, domestic life, social networks in a rural area, generational continuity among women, and women's artistic response to life in the Adirondacks. Curator Hallie Bond told Todd Moe that "Common Threads" connects the past with the present through familiar household objects.  Go to full article
Mary's "Fish Out of School" quilt
Mary's "Fish Out of School" quilt

Watertown quilter inspired by math, science

A Watertown quilter uses science and the outdoors as inspiration. Mary Knapp's quilts are on display through May 23rd at TAUNY in Canton. She'll share stories of inspiration behind her quilts, and give a tour of the display on Saturday. Mary is a retired high school biology teacher who's been quilting for more than 25 years. She told Todd Moe that her quilts share a theme of art and science.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Quilter Genevieve Sutter

Quilting was long considered a salvage craft, with homemakers using scraps of fabric from old clothes and leftover material to create warm blankets and bedcovers. The quilts were colorful and well made and most quilters used traditional patterns learned from family and friends. Well, it's not your grandmothers' quilts anymore! Many of today's quilt makers use old patterns for inspiration, but don't let them get in the way of creative expression. Lamar Bliss visited the biennial Raquette River Quilters' show and also spoke with one of its founding spirits.  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

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