Storer Collection quilts at Waldoboro library

Jan 22, 2014
A quilt from 1855 gets a 21st-century spotlight at Waldoboro Public Library this winter.

Waldoboro — The quilt display at the Waldoboro Public Library for January and February is the result of collaboration between the library and the Waldoborough Historical Society.

Hanging is the circa 1855 hand-pieced and hand-quilted artifact “Poinsettia” created by Nellie Burkett, a Storer family aunt, and donated to the society by Peggy Storer Hornberger. The quilt has been documented by Maine Quilt Heritage and is a part of the society’s Storer Collection. It consists of poinsettia blooms on a white background and is approximately seven feet wide and eight feet long.

“Carolina Lily,” another antique quilt from the  Storer Collection, is scheduled for hanging in March and April. The society’s quilt and Waldoboro rugs collections are under the care of Pat Kristiansen, WHS textile coordinator, and are available for public viewing at the museum June through September.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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