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Special Exhibits at Maine Quilts 2018

Utley family quilt for NEQM exhibit 2018
Utley family quilt for NEQM exhibit 2018

“All in the Family” from the New England Quilt Museum Collections, Pam Weeks Binney Family Curator

Sponsored by Cyndi Black and Busy Thimble

The New England Quilt Museum’s exhibit at the Maine Quilt Show will feature the Utley Family Collection, a group of quilts made by two generations of a Midwestern family who relocated to Maine. The quilts are masterworks of piecing, appliqué and quilting, and range from traditional patterns to original Baltimore-style master works.

“Specimens” by Susan Carlson, Harpswell, Maine
“Specimens” by Susan Carlson, Harpswell, Maine

“Specimens” by Susan Carlson, Harpswell, Maine

Susan Carlson is a quilt artist, teacher, and author.  Eleven art quilts by noted Maine fabric collage artist Susan Carlson will be on display. The show entitled “Specimens” features images of creatures that are “extinct, endangered, or overlooked.”

The exhibit collects her quilts from over a decade of work. Her collection includes a pink rhinoceros, a life-size (20 foot) saltwater crocodile, and a coelacanth, among others. Carlson says she only averages one big quilt per year. 

She teaches nationally and internationally, traveling for up to 16 weeks each year to places as far off as New Zealand and Australia.

“Not Patience Perseverance” by Marjorie Lydecker, Poland, Maine

The quilts I selected for the Pine Tree Quilt Guild Exhibition all represent combinations of piecework, appliqué and hand quilting. My hours spent sewing, teaching and quilting have enriched my life. The friendships that I have made from my quilting are greater than any stitch that could ever have been sewn.

Thank you Pine Tree Quilt Guild for selecting me for this honor. I am looking forward to showing my quilts at the show in July.