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GLIN==> Press release: Great Lakes fish quilt show, enter by 3-13, Bassmaster to speak

Title: Press release: Great Lakes fish quilt show, enter by 3-13, Bassmaster to speak
PRESS RELEASE:  January 15, 2007
Contact:  Teresa Mitchell, 315-646-1000
Great Lakes Fish Focus of 2007 Quilt Show & Competition:
NYS Bassmaster and Quilter JoAnne Flood to Speak

Why is a Bass Master angler the featured speaker at the 2007 Seaway Trail Quilt Show?  Because JoAnne Davis Flood is both an avid fisherwoman and a quilter and the theme of the March 17-18 show at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor on Lake Ontario is Great Lakes Fish.

Flood will speak each day at 1 pm on Quilting & Fishing for Both Sexes. An avid angler, Flood has served as a board member of the Jefferson County Fish Advisory Board and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Region 6 Fish & Wildlife Management Board. She is a past office of the Jefferson County Federation of Sportsmen and co-founder of the Indian Lakes Bass Masters in Philadelphia, NY. Flood, who now lives in Newark, NY, in Wayne County, is a past Vice President of NYS BASS. Her sister Judith Allen is a professional quilter who specializes in machine quilting as Judy’s Quick Quilting of Watertown.

The Seaway Trail Quilt Show competition will feature realistic and stylized Great Lakes fish as a prominent feature of quilts and wallhangings. Four prizes will be awarded by Viewer Choice balloting, including one prize selected by the men visiting the show that runs 10-5 each day. Two-day admission is $4 and benefits the Seaway Trail Foundation. Entries will be accepted through March 13; rules and entry form are online at www.seawaytrail.com.

The Seaway Trail, a 518-mile America’s Byway that parallels the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, the Niagara River and Lake Erie in New York and Pennsylvania, is also a National Recreation Trail known for its world-class sportfishing waters.

An annual quilt show is held each March at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center in the three-story historic former Union Hotel provides wonderful ambiance for the display of quilts in nine rooms amidst exhibits featuring lighthouses, St. Lawrence sailboats, and interactive anglers, a talking cow, and an animatronic Ulysses S. Grant in Sackets Harbor, NY. # # #