Ellen and Jerry Bilodeau of Dog Island Corner Crafts in Belfast are featured at the Rockland Art Market, held at Mildred Merrill Park across from Time Out Pub Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (weather permitting).

New Jersey native Ellen brings sewing skills to creating mini-quilts, pot holders, tote bag purses, trivets, baby bibs, table runners and coasters. She recently designed her very first quilt, “The Farmer’s Market Quilt, which ¬†represents a parking lot with rows displaying blocks of various fruits and vegetables. She also offers patterns and kits for this creation.¬† All of her products are machine-stitched with a touch of hand work.

Ellen’s husband of 35 years, Jerry, handcrafts his famous wooden turkey calls in different rich woods for superb sound outdoors, as well as sports-related items such as fishing reel covers to keep delicate mechanisms from getting tangled. He also makes buck rattle calls and neck warmers for people and pets.

The Bilodeaus formerly owned a part-time hobby farm caring for goats, sheep and cattle and worked in church administration before retiring and moving into the crafts world.

The market also features wooden bowls, marquetry and furnishings; polymer clay jewelry and sculptures; fine art photography; watercolor and acrylic paintings; paper and fiber arts; Teddy bears made from antique quilts; beeswax candles; and funky hats and costumewear.

For more information, contact Debra Thuss at dthuss@gwi.net, 236-2449 or 542-1666.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.