FARMINGTON — To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Maine Mountain Quilters, members are joining with Farmington Grange 12 to hold a quilt show featuring Pat Libby and many of her 200-plus quilts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, at the Grange.

Libby and Virginia Morrell organized the chapter in 1978. Since then, Libby has been active as president, program chairwoman and, since 1996, treasurer of the chapter. She also has been active in the State Pine Tree Quilters Guild as a director, treasurer, quilt show co-chairwoman, second vice president and, for 21 years, responsible for membership records.

Libby has been sewing and quilting for a lifetime. After a career as an elementary school teacher, she assisted in the Home Economics Department at UMF and started a sewing class business called The Crooked Seam.

In the Grange, her influence ranged from secretary in the Maine State Grange office to secretary of the State Grange, a service that lasted until 2001. Libby has held the position of secretary of Farmington Grange for 45 years.

Residents of Farmington for the last 55 years, Pat and her husband, Gerry, a retired school principal, have two sons, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The show will be held at the Farmington Grange, 124 Bridge St., West Farmington. A donation of $5 is suggested. Chances to win a quilt in a raffle will also be available. The winner will be drawn at 2:45 p.m. Sunday. The Grange will have lunch/snacks available.

Pat Libby

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