WINDHAM — The Little Meetinghouse will host a two-day quilt exhibit featuring antique family quilts and more than 75 quilts made by Jeanne Wright on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11.

Wright has been quilting for about 10 years and has won best of show and judge’s choice awards as well as many blue ribbons.  Her quilt, “Tea Party,” won the viewers’ choice award  at the 2009 Maine Quilt Show in Augusta.

She enjoys giving quilting demonstrations. This will be her seventh one-woman exhibit in Maine.

Wright is a volunteer interviewer for the Alliance For American Quilts. Through the group’s Quilters S.O.S. (Save Our Stories) program, quilters throughout the United States are interviewed and their stories are recorded. The interviews are presented online at allianceforamericanquilts.org and then archived in the Library of Congress for use by historians, educators, students and researchers. Any quilters willing to be interviewed are urged to call Wright at 892-2809.

Wright also has a program of her own called A Quilter S.H.A.R.E.S (Seeks, Honors And Records Each Story). As a volunteer, she takes some of her many quilts to independent living, assisted living and nursing homes to share stories with residents.

The exhibit will beup from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. A $3 donation at the door will go toward preserving the meetinghouse, built in 1871, at 721 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302).


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