‘Keeping Warm’ this winter

Dec 08, 2012
Penobscot Marine Museum will display quilts and other wintery objects in its Main Street Gallery.

Searsport — Penobscot Marine Museum will open its winter exhibition season Saturday, Dec. 15 with “Keeping Warm.” The public is invited to an opening party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum’s Main Street Gallery.

The exhibit will showcase the museum’s collection of beautiful 19th-century quilts and include 19th- and early 20th-century winter clothing, fiber art tools and crafts, toys, sports equipment and historic photos of Maine in winter as it explores how Mainers worked and played in the harsher winters of our past.

“Keeping Warm” 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.

During the reception in the gallery and store, cookbook author Sandra Oliver will talk about her new book “Maine Home Cooking: 175 Recipes From Down East Kitchens”; and children’s book author and knitting author Robin Hansen will be signing her children’s book “Ice Harbor Mittens.” Ice boats will be on display on the museum crescent.

“Keeping Warm” will remain on view every Saturday and Sunday through Feb. 24; and also will be open Thursdays and Fridays, Dec. 27 and 28; and Feb. 21 and 22. Main Street Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 548-2529 or 548-0334.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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