Keeping Warm Winter Lecture and Workshop Series

For more information call 207-548-2529

For tickets to talks or to register for events at PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, Church Street, Searsport, call 207-548-2529 or utilize the links provided to register online.

Admission is free to events at PMM’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street, Searsport.

Thank you to our sponsoring yarn shops! Heavenly Socks, Over the Rainbow, Purple Fleece

Saturday, January 12, 2pm-3pm
Bed Turning: Telling the Stories of Quilts
Friendship Sampler Quilters of Belfast, presenters
This old-fashioned bed turning showcases 19th and 20th century quilts either made or acquired in Maine. Learn more about what makes these quilts unique to the Pine Tree State. At PMM’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street, Searsport. Admission free.

 

Saturday, January 19, 2pm
Quilt Show and Tell
Maine State Quilt Study Group, presenters
Bring in any old quilts you own to share with other quilt enthusiasts! The Maine State Quilt Study Group members will provide analysis of the quilt, including the history of the patterns, fabrics and techniques used. Participants are invited to share their stories about the quilt. At PMM’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street, Searsport. Admission free.

 

Saturday, January 26, 9am – 5pm
Paper Cutting: a craft of the peoples of the earth – Workshop
Leslie Miller, teacher
We will explore Paper Cut crafts around the world, discuss how they reflect different cultures, how they encourage curiosity for different lands and lives. We will share and practice several forms of cutting. Needed materials supplied, but feel free to bring along favorite scissors, paper, cuts, and knowledge you may have.
Bring your lunch.At PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, Church Street, Searsport. $50 non-member, $45 members. Includes all supplies. Register online at http://papercutting.eventbrite.com or call 207-548-2529.
Leslie A. Miller’s work is in many collections and has been included in various paper cut exhibits, including an invitational show at the Cooper Hewitt Museum of American Folk Art, New York City and the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts.

 

Saturday, February 2, 9am – 4pm
All Kinds of Fisherman’s Mittens: Talk and Workshop
Robin Hansen, teacher
Thank you to our sponsoring yarn shops! Heavenly Socks, Over the Rainbow, Purple Fleece
Robin Hansen will bring her collection of mittens from around the world and speak on the history and traditions of knitting mittens and their importance to fishermen. She will teach the old-time Maine cast-on and help you to knit the mittens of your dreams, whether they be European or down home Maine. We will have Robin’s new knitting book Ultimate Mittens, and her book of Maine mittens, Favorite Mittens on hand. Bring your yarn and needles. Lunch provided.At PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, Church Street, Searsport.$40 non-members, $35 members, includes lunch. Register online at http://fishermanmittens.eventbrite.com or call 207-548-2529.
Robin Hansen is a folklorist and mitten expert who has written articles on knitting for such publications as Interweave Knits, Knitter’s Magazine, and Vogue Knitting. She searches out traditional patterns and tests, clarifies, and modifies them to make them accessible to today’s knitters. She is the author of several knitting books. Robin lives with her family in West Bath, Maine.

 

Saturday, February 9, 2pm – 3pm
Bed Turning
Friendship Sampler Quilters of Belfast, presenters
This bed turning explores the transition from European-made to American-made fabrics in 19th century as the United States textile factories became established. The quilts vary in their types of fabrics, styles and workmanship as the fashion, finances and available fabrics changed over the 19th century. At PMM’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street, Searsport. Admission free.

 

Saturday, February 16, 2pm
Quilt Show and Tell
Maine State Quilt Study Group, presenters
Bring in any old quilts you own to share with other quilt enthusiasts! The Maine State Quilt Study Group members will provide analysis of the quilt, including the history of the patterns, fabrics and techniques used. Participants are invited to share their stories about the quilt. At PMM’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street, Searsport. Admission free.

 

Saturday, February 23, 9am – noon
Easy Log Cabin Block Workshop
Faith Garrold, teacher
Learn to make a Log Cabin quilt square! Participants need to bring 3 pieces of cotton fabric in colors they love- fat quarters 18”X 22” work well; needle, thread and scissors. We will provide the template and pattern for those who would like to continue and make a larger project. Bring 3 pieces of cotton fabric.At PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, Church Street, Searsport. $30 non-members, $25 members. Register online at http://logcabinblock.eventbrite.com or call 207-548-2529.
Faith Garrold has been quilting by hand for 30 years. She is passionate about hand work and about teaching others the art and pleasure of piecing and quilting by hand the way our great-grandmothers did. Faith has a small studio and has completed over 100 quilts of all sizes as well as other decorative pieces and wearable art clothing.

 

Saturday, March 2, 2pm
Silver Winter: 25 Year Anniversary Retracing of Our First Month Long Snowshoe Trip in the Maine Woods
Talk by Garrett Conover
This is a chronicle of two month-long snowshoe trips from Greenville to Allagash Village, twenty–five years apart. The second, 2005 trip provided a fresh look at the Maine woods surrounding Moosehead Lake, the West and North Branches of the Penobscot, and the St. John River; a month long snowshoe and toboggan celebration of several conservation success stories; human powered traditional travel; and the beauty of the wilds in winter. .At PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, Church Street, Searsport. Tickets in advance $10 non-members, $8 members, or at the door $15 non-members, $12 members. Buy tickets online at http://silverwinter.eventbrite.com or call 207-548-2529.
Garrett & Alexandra Conover radiate an inspirational connectedness to the landscapes and northern people whose skills they have been studying and practicing for more than thirty years. Yankee Magazine listed them amongst “Sixty People Who Make New England New England” and in 1999 Outside Magazine profiled them (with five others) as “20th Century Heroes for a New Millennium”.

 

Saturday, March 16, 2pm
How To Keep Warm and Stay Green
Talk by Matthew O’Malia of G O Logic
Matthew O’Malia, architect and partner of GO Logic will discuss the concepts and details of the highly-insulated passive house building. The cost of construction vs long-term energy savings will be explored in order to evaluate the payback period of the investment and how insulation performs as an investment given the cost of energy inflation over time. At PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, Church Street, Searsport. Tickets in advance $10 non-members, $8 members, or at the door, $15 non-members, $12 members. Buy tickets online at http://gologic.eventbrite.com or call 207-548-2529.
G O Logic designed the Belfast Area Co-housing Community and TerraHaus, a dormitory at Unity College. Their many awards include the Citation for Excellence in Architecture from AIA New England. G O Logic provides a comprehensive problem-solving approach to the design and construction of quality, sustainable, zero-energy buildings.

 

Saturday, March 23, 9am – noon,
Stranded Knitting Traditions Workshop
Mary Jane Mucklestone, teacher
Join us for this exciting PMM fundraiser and explore the wonderful, colorful world of stranded knitting. This beautiful folkloric knitting tradition occurs all around the world from Fair Isle and the Shetland Islands to Scandinavia and throughout Central Asia. Stranded knitting is using more than one color in each round of knitting. Bringyarn and needles, please call for details. At PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, Church Street, Searsport. $30 non-members, $25 members. All funds donated directly to PMM. Register online at http://knittingstranded.eventbrite.com or call 207-548-2529.
Mary Jane Mucklestone is known for her colorful and inventive stranded colorwork designs featured in Interweave Knits, Twist Collective. Her most recent book is 200 Fair Isle Motifs. Mary Jane has a BFA from Pratt Institute and studied and Textiles and Historic Costume at the University of Washington.

 

Saturday, April 6, 2pm
Dyes From Your Garden: The Natural Colors of Our Lives
Talk by Astrig Tanguay
Learn about bringing color into your home and to your clothing with plants from the garden and the shore. Lots of samples and many recipes will be provided. At PMM’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street, Searsport. Admission free.
Astrig Tanguay is the director of Fiber College of Maine, the largest annual event dedicated to Fiber Arts Education on the Eastern Seaboard. She has over forty gardens at Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, which she owns and runs with her husband in Searsport, Maine.