###Contact: Great Lakes Seaway Trail President and CEO Teresa Mitchell, 315-646-1000 Photo: No Line on the Horizon quilt by Great Lakes Seaway Trail Lighthouses quilt pattern designer Mary Knapp, Watertown, NY.
Sackets Harbor, N.Y. - Quilters who live in the Great Lakes Seaway Trail region of New York and Pennsylvania and have published their own patterns, books or designs, or been showcased in quilting publications, will be featured at the March 19-20, 2011 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show held at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor, NY. The Seaway Trail Foundation has announced that the works of following featured quilters will be on exhibit at the 2011 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show: · Betty Alderman of Betty Alderman Designs, Palmyra, NY, is known for her appliqué quilts influenced by 19th century folk art designs. Betty is author of Precious Sunbonnet Quilts. · Judy Allen of Watertown, NY, is the author of The Art of Feather Quilting with more than 100 pattern choices using graceful curved crosshatching. · Linda Glantz, of Holley, NY, is co-owner of Peace Quilts, Inc., Rochester, NY, and co-founder of the International Sister Guild Partnership Program. Her latest book is Flowercolor Inspirations. · Holly Knott of Finger Lakes, NY, is a contemporary art quilter creating designs based on her mother Diane Knott's watercolor paintings. The pair has co-authored Quilted Garden Delights. Holly publishes quilt and accessory patterns. · Mary Knapp of Watertown, NY, is the designer of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Lighthouse patterns and has had her award-winning quilts featured in Quilters Newsletter Magazine. · Nancy Murty of Bee Creative Studio in Palmyra, NY, is a quilter-artist-author and fabric designer blending the contemporary with the traditional. Her quilt of her grandfather is on the cover of 500 Art Quilts. Three of the featured quilters will also speak at the March 19-20, 2011 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show that includes demonstrators,and vendors in the nine rooms of the three-story historic former Union Hotel (1817) that now houses the Seaway Trail Discovery Center. The building is accessible and has an elevator. Show admission is $5 for the two days and includes speakers' presentations on both days; those with active or retired military ID receive $1 off admission. The show is co-sponsored by Orleans County Tourism and the Country Barn Quilt Trail, a 22-mile loop tour off the Seaway Trail to more than 40 barns and buildings adorned with painted quilt block patterns. Learn more about the Great Lakes Seaway Trail and the Country Barn Quilt Trail online at http://www.seawaytrail.com/quilting.