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“Keeping Warm” exhibit will showcase museum’s quilts, winter clothing

SEARSPORT, Maine – Penobscot Marine Museum will open its winter exhibition season during an opening party 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15,  with “Keeping Warm,” showcasing the museum’s collection of 19th century quilts, and 19th and early 20th century winter clothing, fiber art tools and crafts, toys, sports equipment, and historic photos Maine in winter. Ice boats on display on the museum crescent. 

The exhibit is co-curated by members of the Friendship Sampler Quilters chapter of the Pine Tree Quilters, and includes quilts by its members.

During the opening party, a resident quilter will work on a quilt, and there will an opportunity for adults and children to learn a bit of quilting and work on a quilt in progress.  Those who work on the quilt may put their names into a raffle for the finished quilt.

 In the Museum Gallery and Store, cookbook author Sandra Oliver will talk about her new book, “Maine Home Cooking: 175 Recipes From Down East Kitchens.” Children’s book and knitting book author Robin Hansen will sign her children’s book, “Ice Harbor Mittens.”

“Keeping Warm” will be open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Feb. 24. For information, call 207-548-2529 or 207-548-0334.

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