CORRECTION: The quilters of Gee’s Bend will not be at Penobscot Marine Museum opening on Saturday, August 2nd, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

“Do It Your Way”: Gee’s Bend Quilts & Quilters in Maine Opens at Penobscot Marine Museum

The opening reception for Penobscot Marine Museum’s “Do It Your Way”: Gee’s Bend Quilts & Quilters in Maine is Saturday, August 2nd from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This exhibit, sponsored by Fiber College of Maine and the Emily and William Muir Community Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, will be at the museum’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street, Searsport, Maine, from August 2nd through September 7th, 2014.

To meet the quilters: Gee’s Bend quilters China Pettway, Stella Mae Pettway, Revil Mosely and Lucy Mingo will be at Fiber College of Maine teaching quilting classes September 3rd through September 8th. On the evening of September 3rd the First Congregational Church of Searsport will host a New England boiled dinner, and a discussion forum and gospel singing with China Pettway, Stella Mae Pettaway, Revil Mosley and Lucy Mingo. The forum, during which two quilts will be raffled, will be moderated by Maine Center for Contemporary Art Director Suzette McAvoy. This event was organized by Fiber College of Maine and tickets are available through their website fibercollege.org or by calling (207) 548-6059.

Maine Fiberarts in Topsham, Maine also has an exhibit of Gee’s Bend quilts July 4th through August 30th. Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham, Maine has fiber exhibitions, studio tours, and networking events. For more information call 207-721-0678.

Crazy Quilt by Lucy Mongo

Crazy Quilt by Lucy Mongo

For more information call Penobscot Marine Museum at 207-548-2529. Penobscot Marine Museum has seven new exhibits and over fifty programs and events this season. Its three acre, ten building campus is on Route One in Searsport, Maine and is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on Sunday, noon to 5:00 pm. The museum is open through Sunday, October 19. Admission is free to Searsport residents.

Fiber College of Maine, on Route One in Searsport, Maine, is the largest fiber arts education gathering on the East Coast. For more information call 207-548-6059.