Quilters from the Scarborough community are invited to create a quilt square representing a suggested theme related to the town and its history. Squares will be sewn into a commemorative quilt to recognize the Bicentennial of Maine’s Statehood being celebrated in March of 2020. Fifty completed squares are needed by Friday, November 1, 2019 to make this project possible.

A Scarborough Bicentennial Quilt information center will be on display at the Scarborough Public Library through Monday, September 2, 2019. Quilters will find instructions, a sign-up sheet with themes, and 10.5" X 10.5" muslin squares to be used as the base.

The finished quilt will be displayed on a bed 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.

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.