Scarborough Bicentennial Quilt

In the fall of 2019, 50+ quilters from our community created individual squares representing themes related to our town and its history. The assembled quilt was displayed at the Library on a bed owned by William King, Scarborough native and Maine’s first Governor. The bed is part of the Scarborough Historical Society’s collection. The exhibit opened with a special reception to honor the quilters on Sunday, August 22, 2021 and stayed in the center of the Library through Saturday, September 11th. We are grateful to the talented quilters who shared their time and creativity to create a commemorative quilt on the occasion of Maine's Bicentennial. See the detail in each quilt square and view the recording of the Celebratory Remarks from the Opening Reception below.

This Series was made possible through the financial partnership of the Scarborough Public Library and Scarborough Historical Society, and through a grant awarded by the Maine Humanities Council. The Scarborough Bicentennial Quilt and the Gov. William King bed will be displayed at the Scarborough Historical Society Museum in the future. Beginning October 4 through Monday, November 1, the Bicentennial Quilt will be hung at Town Hall in the area where early voting is taking place. 



Bicentennial Quilt Squares


Recording of the exhibit opening