Portraits in Fabric

I happened to catch an exhibit at the Springvale Public Library in Maine of quilted, collage work.  The artist lives in Kennebunkport and she used old photos of family and friends in the quilted pieces.  She transferred the photo to fabric, then assembled pieces around it and added beads, vintage lace and other odds and ends to complement the photo.  Simply beautiful.collage quilt piece

The people featured in the miniature quilts are local to Southern Maine and part of the Franco-American community in this area.  My husband recognized some of the names from growing up in the area.

Yvette Therrien Demko 1951

The artist’s name is Claire Unsinn of Kennebunk, Maine. Her maiden name was Bergeron and she grew up in Springvale in the 1950s and 1960s.

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