Bicentennial Quilt Project

Quilters Sought for Bicentennial Quilt

The Town of Kennebunk will be celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2020. To commemorate this event, the Bicentennial Quilt Sub-committee will be creating a quilt with squares that represent the people, places and things important to the town.

We will be creating a “potholder” quilt that will be donated to the Brick Store Museum as part of the Bicentennial Celebration in 2020. Each square will depict something that relates to Kennebunk: buildings, people, industry, nature, quilt patterns, etc. An application must be completed that includes a sketch of the square concept. We can’t guarantee that every proposal will be selected. The application kits will be available at five locations: Town Hall, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk Free Library, Camp Wool and Sanford Sewing Machines as well as on our website (see below).

A list of quilt square suggestions is included with the application kit, but if you have an additional idea we would love to hear from you! Each quilter selected will receive a kit containing the batting and the backing/binding fabric that has been especially created for us from a fabric pattern found in a quilt from the Brick Store Museum’s collection. All other fabrics, threads will be the quilter’s responsibility. We are planning a kick off “fabric swap” for the quilters that have been selected as a way to meet each other and share fabrics. A quilting workshop/lecture with Pam Weeks on the construction of the potholder quilt will be scheduled in 2020.

The committee is looking for:
1. Quilters
2. Volunteers for the workshops (should have an interest in quilting and fabrics)

If interested, please download the Application Kit (PDF). 
Related Documents:
Press Release (Quilt)  (PDF)

 If you would like to be a part of this creative and collaborative effort, please view the documents on this page, call the Town Clerk’s office at (207) 604-1324 or email us and include "Bicentennial Quilt" in the subject line.