2018-03-07 / Arts & Entertainment

Peggy Bishop to exhibit quilts


Peggy Bishop stands before some of the quilts she’s showing at the Carrabassett Valley library . Peggy Bishop stands before some of the quilts she’s showing at the Carrabassett Valley library . CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley resident and CV Library board member Peggy Bishop will exhibit her art quilts at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center during the months of March and April. A wine and cheese reception will be held in the Begin Family Community Room Friday, March 16.

“I have been sewing since I was 6 or 7 when I learned to sew on my grandmother’s treadle machine,” Bishop states. “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.

“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.”

“Peggy does beautiful work and we are thrilled that she has agreed to share her creations with our community!” Library Director Andrea DeBiase said.

Come view her designs up close in the library lobby any day through the month of April, urged DeBiase.

For more information, call the library at 237- 3535. It is located near the Route 27 entrance to the Sugarloaf Access Road, opposite the Anti- Gravity Complex.

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