War Of 1812 Bicentennial Quilt Show


Colorful quilts all hang in a row in The War Of 1812 Quilt Show in Sackets Harbor

The war of 1812 is a little bit of history that is very important to the small town of Sackets Harbor, NY. Every year they hold a reenactment of one of the battles right on their very own battlefield rife with costumes, camping and cannon fire (you can see some images of last year’s reenactment in my post Flashback To 1812). They even have a local brewery whose most popular beer is 1812 lager. This year, to celebrate the bicentennial, Sackets Harbor hosted a 2 day quilt show featuring pieces created for the 1812 Quilt Challenge. Over 100 quilts were displayed throughout 3 buildings around town that also featured vendors and demonstrations. For more information on the show and the rules of the contest visit the official webpage: http://www.seawaytrail.com/quilting/1812quiltchallenge/…There is also a great blog dedicated to the show where you can see more images of the quilts: http://www.1812quiltchallenge.blogspot.com/

The Seaway Trail Discovery Center

The Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor

Mom's Quilt

My mom's entry for the 1812 Quilt Show was magnificent! In my opinion, it was the best in the show! Great work, Mom! You're so talented!

Homemade Yarn

Colorful skeins of homespun yarn.

Visitor Center

Visitor Center in Sackets Harbor

Stained Glass Ships

I really loved this quilt. It's thick black lines gave it the look of a stained-glass window. My favorite quilts in the show were all very bold and graphic.

Stars & Bocks

Stars & Bocks


Quilts with ships!


Having lived in Pultneyville for a good portion of my life, I was squealing with delight to see the small hamlet near Rochester represented in my new hometown.


Quilting demonstration


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One response to “War Of 1812 Bicentennial Quilt Show

  • tita buds

    I’m semi-envious because quilting is not part of Philippine culture. These are all so beautiful!

    I remember a tale from my storybooks about a girl who won in a quilting bee because she practiced day & night on perfecting the tiniest stitches. So I am really impressed by these. And props to your Mom! What a lovely quilt. :)

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