NYQuilts! - New Quilt Show in New York State
1997 NYQuilts! - June 7-8, 1997
NYQuilts! in 1997 displayed quilts from all over the United States and
the world. Many of these quilts were from quilters who learned of NYQuilts!
from the internet and the show's web site. Quilts of all styles and techniques,
as well as those made by quilters of all experience levels and ages were
The 1997 NYQuilts! theme was patriotic - in conjunction with the annual
Uncle Sam's Day parade and celebration. Troy is the home of Uncle Sam and
each year celebrates this American folk figure in a Flag Day event. Quilters
provided quilts in appropriate red, white and blue, stars and stripes and
other patriotic themes. Invitational quilts such as wartime quilts provided
by Stearns/Mountain Mist Collection and the American Heritage Contest Winner
quilts loaned by Fairfield Processing Corp. joined the patriotic fervor.
Even the 1996 Hoffman Challenge Quilts fit into the 1997 NYQuilts! theme
with its "Old Glory" fabric.
Quilters took classes from Lucretia Romey, Joleen Roe, Deborah Tucker,
Catherine Riccio and Mary Devane. Topics ranged from hand and machine quilting
and hand applique to paper foundation piecing, hand dyeing and photo transfers.