Maine Quilts 2020 » Special Exhibits 2020

Special Exhibits 2020

HERstory Quilts: A Celebration of Strong Women curated by Susanne M. Jones.

This exhibit contains over 100 quilts of famous women. Looking at these lovely quilts is a chance to see the work of some very talented quilters, but it is also an opportunity to take a few moments to reflect on all these important women and the work they have done that has benefited so many people. The exhibit truly celebrates the amazing things that women have accomplished since receiving the right to vote 100 years ago. This exhibit has been shown both nationally and internationally and is not to be missed. 

Marge Tucker’s Exhibit “Abstractions: Contemporary Quilts”

“Burst” by Marge Tucker

Marge Tucker is an international award-winning quilt artist. The first quilt she made, over twenty-five years ago, was for friends expecting their first child. Marge started with traditional pieced quilts but is now focused on abstract design in her work. Marge won “Best in Show” at the South Shore Art Festival in Cohasset, MA, as well as numerous other awards for her quilts. Her quilt, “Burst”, received the “Best Machine Quilting – Frameless” award at QuiltCon 2019 in Nashville, TN. Marge’s quilts are in private collections in Canada and the United States. Marge will be sharing a number of her contemporary abstract qu”ilts with us at the state show. 

“Looking Inward” by Marge Tucker