Quilter will show ‘beautiful bargellos’


BOWDOINHAM — The Merrymeeting Arts Center will hold its second artist-produced show, “Beautiful Bargellos: Quilted Works,” by Janet Clement of Richmond, from April 16 to May 29.

A formal reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, at the Merrymeeting Arts Center, 9 Main St.

Clement is a veteran fabric artist who designs both large and small works, ranging from murals to wall hangings to bedcovers. Her work is regularly on sale at the Merrymeeting Arts Center store. The show will exhibit bargello pieces.

Bargello is a quilting process in which cloth is cut into strips, sewn together and then recut. These pieced strips are then assembled into the finished work, creating intricate patterns.

Clement will give a bargello workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 1,with a break for lunch. Cost is $25 for MAC members, $35 for nonmembers. Preregistration and payment must be made by April 24. Call 737-4646.

The Merrymeeting Arts Center is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 841-5914 or go to www.merrymeetingartscenter.org.