June 21, 2018
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Camden library exhibits work by quilter

Quilter Jacque Huber stands in front of his “Sea Foam” quilt, one of many on display through Sept. 27 at the Camden Public LIbrary.

CAMDEN — The work of quilter Jacque Huber will adorn the Picker Room at the Camden Public Library during September.

“People who have seen my quilts say my style would be called eclectic, as opposed to country or modern,” said Huber, “and the exhibit indeed will show this point. My quilts are all hand-pieced — I don’t even own a sewing machine.

“I am working on quilt No. 120 and have been quilting for eight years,” he added. “All my quilts are hand-sewn.” Huber is a summer resident of Spruce Head.

Barb Melchiskey, a member of the quilt guild Coastal Quilters, said, “His work is beautiful, with great color sense, and is designed on paper and then pieced by hand. He was an engineer in his former life and took quilting up when he retired.”

Huber said, “I keep a diary of each quilt with pictures of work in progress, sketches and color coordination charts. These make for interesting viewing, to go alongside each quilt.”

The quilt exhibit,“Quilting by Hand: Not a Lost Art,” will be on display through Sep. 27.

For more information, call the Camden Public Library at 236-3440.

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