The Northeast Harbor Library is pleased to host the MDI Island Quilters this November and December. Their beautiful quilted projects will hang in the Mellon Room for two months; we welcome the public to come in and browse during regular business hours, 8 people can browse the exhibit at one time and maintain safe social distancing.
The MDI Island Quilters group was started 28 years ago by Mary Vekasi, who moved to the area and wanted a quilting community in her new home. Today Michele Daley helms the guild, which is a chapter of the Pine Tree Quilt Guild. At meetings members share works-in-progress, learn new techniques, do challenge projects and plan events, such as their annual quilt show. They also collaborate on a quilt each year which is then donated to a local nonprofit for fundraising. The group regularly makes quilts to donate to local hospitals and shelters.
Each year the guild selects a “Challege Project”. This past year’s challenge was titled “Maine & Me: Celebrating Maine’s Bicentennial”. Examples of this year’s challenge quilts are hanging in the Mellon room.
For more information, please contact the library at 207 276 3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find more information about MDI Island Quilters on their facebook page.