WINDHAM, MAINE - On September 10 & 11 The Little Meetinghouse will present a two-day Quilt Exhibit featuring antique family quilts and over 75 quilts made by quilter Jeanne Wright. See award winning quilts and this historic building built in 1871. The Meetinghouse was a church and it continues to have a presence in the community for meetings, weddings and special events. Contact Phyllis Smith at 892-3059 for information on using the building.
Jeanne lives in Windham, Maine and has been quilting for about ten years. Each of her quilts has been displayed and judged. She has won 'Best of Show,' some 'Judge's Choice' awards and many Blue Ribbons. Her quilt 'Tea Party' was awarded 'Viewers' Choice' at the 2009 Maine Quilt Show in Augusta, Maine. She enjoys giving presentations and providing quilting demonstrations. This will be Jeanne's seventh one-woman Quilt Exhibit in Maine.
Jeanne is a volunteer interviewer for the Alliance For American Quilts. Through their 'Quilters' S.O.S. – Save Our Stories' program, quilters throughout the United States are interviewed and the stories are recorded. The interviews are presented online at allianceforamericanquilts.org and then archived in the Library of Congress for use by historians, educators, students, researchers about quilt history and preservation, etc. Quilters are encouraged to contact Jeanne Wright at 892-2809 if you are willing to be interviewed or if you know a quilter whose story should be told.
Jeanne also has a program of her own called 'A Quilter S.H.A.R.E.S – Seeks, Honors And Records Each Story.' As a volunteer, she takes some of her many quilts to independent living, assisted living and nursing home locations to share stories with the residents and they share their stories with her.
The Exhibit is at The Little Meetinghouse, 721 Roosevelt Trail (Rte.302), Windham, Maine, 9:00 – 3:00 both Friday and Saturday. Help preserve this historic building with your $3 donation at the door.
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