Quilted banners in Lincolnville Center

Dec 09, 2012
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Lincolnville — A selection of seasonal and liturgical quilted banners will be displayed at the United Christian Church Community Building Sunday, Dec. 16 through Sunday, Dec. 30. The Community Building is adjacent to the church, located at 18 Searsmont Road/Route 173 in Lincolnville Center.

The banners have been collaboratively created by church members Barbara Bentley, Elizabeth O’Haverty and Julie Turkevich. The talented trio is united by their fascination with color and form and recycling materials for new purpose. Their creative energies first served the church in 2004 with the Happy Jacket Project, which produced 150 reversible, custom-built quilted jackets for individual contributions to the Parish Hall Building Fund. Their collaboration continued with the production of liturgical stoles, altar clothes and quilted landscapes.

Bentley and Turkevich learned to sew as young girls, making their own clothes and developing their skills from small craft projects to the intricate work producing costumes, hats, fabric boxes and instrument case covers. As a mixed media artist, O’Haverty’s work involves watercolors, acrylics and collage and has been on display in several local galleries.

The banners to be displayed included seasonal pieces reflecting spring tulips and autumn leaves; a set designed for the dedication of the church’s recently installed Rodgers Masterpiece Trillium organ; and banners to celebrate Easter and Christmas. The banners are a beautiful adornment of the classic design of the church, which was built in 1821.

The display will open at the reception following the presentation of the 4 p.m. Mount View High Chamber Singers’ Carols in the Round concert. They can also be seen on Sunday mornings and afternoons and by appointment.  For more information, call 763-4526.

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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Comments (1)
Posted by: Bridget & Richard Qualey/Stetson | Dec 09, 2012 19:54

Such inspired and beautiful work by Bentley, Turkevich and O'Haverty.  I'm looking forward to seeing these banners all together in the newly renovated UCC Community Building.

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