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Wintergreen to feature Crown of Maine Quilters in January

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – Wintergreen Arts Center will feature the craftwork of the Crown of Maine Quilters and friends in January.  The opening reception for their exhibit, “Sew” much fun, will be held Jan. 7 from 6-8 p.m., during Presque Isle’s First Friday Art Walk.

The Crown of Maine Quilters’ guild has been together for over 30 years. The group currently has 42 members.

“As a guild, we get together once a month at the Aroostook Centre Mall,” said Sue Skidgell, guild president.

“Our quilts go to family and friends,” Skidgell added.  “As a guild we make quilts for patients at Northern Light Dialysis in Presque Isle and have participated in St. Apollonia Dental Clinic’s Festival of Trees.”

Logo quilt, Crown of Maine Quilters.
(Contributed photo)

Crown of Maine Quilters’ guild members have also donated pillowcases, quilts for the first baby born in the New Year at Northern Light A. R. Gould Hospital and Cary Medical Center, as well as items for the Presque Isle Rehab & Nursing Center, to name just a few.

“We’ve heard of the good work of the Crown of Maine Quilters’ guild for years,” said Gretchen Violette, Wintergreen’s board chairperson. “We are honored to display their work and learn more about the people, patients, and lives they touch.” 

Refreshments will be served with live music provided by Janice Santos.  The event is free and open to the public.

Crown of Maine Quilters members come from across central Aroostook County. Skidgell, guild president, currently resides in Mapleton with her husband Geoffrey.

The Wintergreen Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2006 and located in Presque Isle. Wintergreen is an organization based on the idea that creativity, advocacy, and community can produce great things. Our mission is to provide meaningful experiences that encourage an appreciation of the arts, stimulate creativity and innovation, and offer an artistic community space where all are welcome.

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