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18 Annual Quilt Exhibit: Sewing the Threads of New York: The 400 Year Anniversary of Henry Hudson?s

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In 1609, Henry Hudson set sail in the ship Halve Maen (Half Moon) from Holland?s shores in search of a westward route to Europe?s trading partners in Asia. His journey led him and his crew up the wide river that now bears his name. September 2009 marks the 400th anniversary of Hudson?s arrival in our harbor, which led to the establishment of what would become New York City and the towns of the Hudson Valley. In November 2009, Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park is dedicating its 18th Annual Quilt Show to the quadric-centennial of Hudson?s voyage. Entries for Sewing the Threads of New York: The 400 Year Anniversary of Henry Hudson?s Voyage can draw inspiration from Hudson?s journey across the sea, from the river valley landscape, from the people the voyagers encountered along the river, or from the promise of a new colony. They can follow more obscure threads: when a final settlement was paid to Hudson?s widow for instance, it was a company paid trip to India to obtain cloth and quilts. They can focus on the changes that have occurred to the harbor and river over the 400 years or on what has remained the same. They can focus on the color and sheen of water, or on the letters in Henry Hudson?s name. Wherever the imagination goes! Quilts will be on exhibit at Lefferts Historic House from November 1 - 29, 2009 Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse from December 5, 2009 - December 27, 2009. Contact Exhibit Curator, Isak Mendes at 718/789-2822 ext. 11. Brooklyn Quilters Guild members can also contact Kirsten Fisher at 718 243 2667 or e-mail KF7willows@aol.com ? Send a photo and brief explanation connecting your quilt to the theme by September 15, 2009. Mailing Address: 95 Prospect Park West Brooklyn, NY 11215 Email: isakmendes@prospectpark.org

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