Monday, March 26, 2012

Traveling Quilt Exhibit Venues Include New England and Williamsburg

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail is so excited to announce that our exhibit “Great Lakes Seaway Trail War of 1812 Bicentennial Quilts” will be traveling to several venues in the US and Canada over the next two years.

"Like a regiment of soldiers standing at attention" – that is how Seaway Trail, Project Manager Lynette Lundy-Beck describes the new Great Lakes Seaway Trail War of 1812 Bicentennial and Quilt Traveling Exhibit of quilts and interpretive panels. Twenty-five of the finest newly-made examples of 1812-period quilts will be accompanied by four Great Lakes Seaway Trail "Storyteller" interpretive panels that will tell the stories of the war; fabric technology in 1812; the daily lives of militia, soldiers and sailors; and the impact of the conflict on the daily lives of those left at home.

Mancuso Show Management is the producer of some of the largest quilt festivals and antiques shows featuring quilt competitions and juried exhibitions in the United States.  Mancuso has placed the “Great Lakes Seaway Trail War of 1812 Bicentennial Quilts” exhibit on their schedule for the following venues:
  • Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza  - September 13 - 16, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Final selection of the twenty-five quilts selected be on the tour will be announced by the Great Lakes Seaway Trail in April.


  1. Congratulations to my talented mother and finalist, Barbara Morrison of Niagara-on-the-Lake!!

  2. Congratulations to all; I'm excited to see the book of all the 1812 quilts that were on exhibit at Sackets.

  3. When are they going to publish the names and quilts that will be travelling for the War of 1812 tour?