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Art Quilts Maine Exhibit

November 28, 2022-February 28, 2023

Children’s Library at the Downtown Branch

Visit the Children’s Library this winter for a cozy and colorful exhibit from Art Quilts Maine! This annual textile arts exhibit brings beautiful  handmade quilts to the Downtown library for all to see and enjoy. This year’s exhibit features two groups of themed quilts and plus one bonus quilt.

Quilts in the Abstract

Finding inspiration in the world of abstract art, 15 artists contributed to this exhibit. Abstract art emphasizes thoughts and feelings over recognizable objects, people, or scenes. Our hope is to elicit thoughts and feelings in you, the viewer.

Food Word

Brenda Sapp Saller invited artists to respond to food-related cues she provided each month. Sweet, salty, acidic, crunchy, smoky, and bitter were a few of the cues. The varied responses ranged from subtle to humorous.

Bonus Quilt: The Masks We Wore

As sewers, we made masks—for ourselves, our loved ones, our community. Along the way we made a few fanciful masks–just for fun

About Art Quilts of Maine: The mission of Art Quilts Maine is to support members in their exploration of contemporary quilt art, to inspire creativity and individuality, and to promote the understanding, appreciation, and recognition of contemporary quilters in the state of Maine. These goals will be accomplished by the sharing of member resources, demonstrations and other related activities such as workshops and exhibits. A Chapter of Pine Tree Quilts. For more information, visit:

About the Children’s Library at PPL: The Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library is located at the Downtown branch on Monument Square. Our staff specialize in serving children from infancy through age 12 and their families/caregivers. We have cozy beanbags, reading nooks, stroller parking, and family restrooms. We offer programming for children year-round, from story time and summer reading to make-and-take craft kits. Everyone is welcome to view the Art Quilts Exhibit, but we kindly request you remember our space if primarily for children and their caregivers. We host Story Time on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:00 AM in the same area where the quilts are hung. Please arrange your visit around these scheduled programs so that you can fully enjoy the quilts. All PPL programs and services are free and open to the public.

If you have questions, please contact the library’s Director of Youth Services or Art Quilts Maine.