share hopes and joys through art

Help create Rockland library’s unity quilt (made of paper)

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 3:30pm

Story Location:
Rockland Public Library
Rockland, ME
United States

    ROCKLAND — Visit Rockland Public Library between Tuesday, Jan 19 -and Saturday, Feb 13 to pick up paper quilt supplies and help create a community quilt to display at the library.

    With the theme of “Love,” Rockland Public Library would like to prepare for Valentine's Day by helping the community share their hopes and joys through art. You do not need to be an artist to participate. All ages and abilities welcome to complete their own rectangle or square, to help staff make a unity quilt. 

    This project is inspired by the picture book The All-Together Quilt, by Lizzy Rockwell, which tells the story of the cross generational quilt making projects being done in Norwalk, Connecticut since 2008. The group congregates at the Senior Court Housing Complex in a group called Peace by Piece. 

    “Even though the Midcoast community is unable to meet together to sew side by side, we would like to use Norwalk's story to inspire and recognize our love we have for each other and the community we live in,” said the Library, in a news release. “It has been hard for us to come together this year, but through art we can create something beautiful for our community.”


    Rockland Public Library is currently open to the public 10 AM - 5 PM Monday through Friday, as well as Saturdays from 10 AM - 1 PM, and offers curbside pick-up 10-4:30 weekdays, and 10-12:30 on Saturdays. 

    Visit Rockland Public Library to read The All-Together Quilt, or watch RPL’s The All-Together Quilt read aloud: