The Coastal Quilters, a chapter of the statewide Pine Tree Quilt Guild with members from Belfast to the St. George valley, is exhibiting members’ work this month in the Picker Room at the Camden Public Library. The chapter invites the public to a reception Saturday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m.

The group will hold its annual meeting earlier in the day, at 10 a.m., in the Picker Room, to which the public also is invited. The group meets every second Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

The group includes true Mainers, as well as members From Away. Quilters with work in the exhibit include Eleanor Greenwood, Maggie Schwamb, Jim Vander Noot, Sarah Ann Smith, Louisa Enright, Leigh Smith, Gail Galloway-Nicholson, Karen Martin, Betty Johnson, Rebecca Hokkanen, Kathy Radosh and Prudy Netzorg. They cover the full range of quilting styles, from traditional to contemporary to art quilters.

Every year for the past six years, the chapter’s members have had a challenge in which a theme is presented and members make a piece (or several) to fit it. These “mini challenges” (mini because of their size) are displayed at the annual PTQG show in Augusta the last weekend of July. For the past three years, the challenges have all called for square quilts, but previous and current year challenges have varied.

“We welcome visitors and new members,” said quilt artist Sarah Ann Smith.

“As for styles and methods, we cover the gamut! Some quilts are traditional, others pure art quilts and many draw from both the traditional and contemporary in one piece, both in conception and in technique,” Smith said.

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