CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley resident and library board member, Peggy Bishop will be exhibiting her art quilts at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library and Community Center during March and April.

A wine and cheese reception will be held in the Begin Family Community Room  from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 16.

Bishop states, “I have been sewing since I was 6 or 7 when I learned to sew on my grandmother’s treadle machine. My love of sewing was one of the reasons that I switched my major in college from chemistry to home economics in my sophomore year.

“I taught home economics for 14 years. I always wanted to learn how to quilt but never had the time or the opportunity,” Bishop said.

“When I moved to Carrabassett Valley, I decided to take a quilting class in Farmington. I have been quilting for 10 years.

“This year, I decided to take things in a different direction, so I started making art or collage quilts. I have been learning how to make art quilts through books, videos and online classes. My exhibit is a result of my experimentation,” she said.

The public is invited to view her designs up close in the library lobby any day through the end of April, and meet the artist at her March 16 reception.

Peggy Bishop

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