Travel back to a time when snow banks towered over Main Street, Penobscot Bay froze over, and groups gathered for winter outdoor recreation and indoor quilting bees. This exhibit explores how Mainers worked and played in the harsher winters of our past. It showcases Penobscot Marine Museum’s collection of beautiful 19th century quilts, winter clothing, fiber art tools and crafts, toys, and sports equipment. It will also highlight 19th and early 20th century photos from our collection of life in winter here in coastal Maine.
This exhibit is co-curated by members of the Friendship Sampler Quilters chapter of the Pine Tree Quilters, and includes quilts by their members. There will be a resident quilter from the group working on her own quilt during the exhibit, plus there will be an opportunity for adults and children to learn a bit of quilting and work on a quilt in progress. Those who work on the quilt may put their names into a raffle for the finished quilt.
The exhibit will be open Thursday through Sunday, December 15th through February 24th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The opening reception is Saturday, December 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We will have ice boats on display on the museum crescent, and inside the Museum Gallery and Store, cookbook author Sandra Oliver will be talking about her new book, Maine Home Cooking: 175 Recipes From Down East Kitchens.
For more information call 207-548-2529 or 207-548-0334.