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Lighthouses Contest for Quilt Show


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The Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sacketts ...
Photo by: Bill Edwards

The historic lighthouses of the New York-Pennsylvania Seaway Trail scenic byway are the featured theme for the March 2005 Seaway Trail Quilt Competition and Exhibition to be held at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor, New York. The makers of the three quilts judged the best will receive an overnight stay at one of the three Seaway Trail lights offering rarely-found-in-a-lighthouse overnight accommodations.

Award-winning quilter Mary Knapp of Watertown, New York, has designed quilt patterns featuring nine of the 28 historic beacons along the Seaway Trail that runs parallel to the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Niagara River and Lake Erie. Competitors may submit a variation of any of the nine designs or create an original quilt modeled after one or more of the following Seaway Trail lights:

Lake Erie-Niagara River: Barcelona, Dunkirk, or the five

Buffalo lights.

Lake Ontario: Old Fort Niagara, Thirty Mile Point, Braddock Point, Charlotte-Genesee, Old Sodus, Oswego, Selkirk, Stony Point, Galloo Island, and Horse Island.

St. Lawrence River: Tibbetts Point, East Charity Shoal, Rock Island, Sunken Rock, Sisters Island, Crossover Island, and Ogdensburg.

Seaway Trail Pennsylvania: Erie Land Lighthouse, Presque Isle North Pier Light and Presque Isle Light Station.

The top three prize-winners will receive an overnight stay at Thirty Mile Point, Selkirk or Tibbetts Point Lighthouse. Any quilter in the U.S. or Canada is eligible to enter up to two quilts of any size, hand or machine quilted. An entry form must be sent to Seaway Trail, Inc., PO Box 660, Sackets Harbor, New York 13685 before March 1st. For more details and a registration form, visit www.seawaytrail.com. You can also call Teresa Mitchell at 315-646-1000.

The Fifth Annual Seaway Trail Quilt Competition and Exhibition will be held March 19-20, 2005 at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center, a three-story, nine-room interpretive site showcasing the travel

experience to be found along the Seaway Trail, one of America’s Byways. The quilting event is sponsored by the nonprofit Seaway Trail Foundation to interpret the “Culture of the Coast” travel theme of the 504-mile Seaway Trail.

This story appeared in the Jan/Feb 2005 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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