Thirty quilters from the Scarborough community have signed up to create a quilt square representing a suggested theme related to the town and its history. We need 20 more squares to reach our goal of 50! The squares will be sewn into a commemorative quilt to recognize the Bicentennial of Maine’s Statehood being celebrated in March of 2020.

A Scarborough Bicentennial Quilt information center is on display at the Scarborough Public Library where quilters can find instructions, a sign-up sheet with themes, and 10.5" X 10.5" muslin squares to be used as the base. We have extended the date to stop by and sign up to participate to Monday, September 9, 2019. The finished squares must be returned to the Library by Monday, November 1, 2019.

The finished quilt will be displayed on a bed once owned by Governor William King, Scarborough native and Maine’s first Governor. The bed is part of the Scarborough Historical Society’s collection. The display will be included in a community Bicentennial programming series being planned for March of 2020 by the Scarborough Historical Society and Scarborough Public Library.

Be a part of this community-building project! Visit the Library by 5:00 pm this coming Monday, September 9 to sign up. For quilting questions, contact Joyce Jensen at 883-2107, or Joyce Alden at 883-2736. For general questions about the Bicentennial series, contact Celeste Shinay at the Library, 396-6279.