Barbara Kramer Gallery

April through May 2021

“Same But Different” an exhibit of Art Quilts  by Amy Nichols and Alison Olds    









Amy Nichols and Alison Olds of  Deer Hill Designs have been friends, neighbors, and co-creators for many years. Living next door to each other on a scenic hilltop in Jackson, Maine, they are longtime art quilters, who have explored many facets of quilting through classes and workshops from many renowned quilters, including Rosalie Dace, Pepper Cory, Freida Anderson, Robbi Joy Eklow, and Jo Diggs.

About the exhibit Amy and Alison explain, “When visiting quilt and fabric shops, we often purchase the same fabric and supplies, which sparked the idea for this show: “Same But Different.” It has been an interesting journey to see how we as quilters have produced such different quilts, while using many similar materials and designs.”


About the Gallery:

The Barbara Kramer Gallery at the Belfast Free Library, located on the ground floor, was named in memory of Barbara Kramer who was an ardent supporter of the visual arts in the Midcoast area in the 1980s until her death in 1998. When the library was undergoing a significant expansion in the late 1990s, a group of area residents with the encouragement of the Library Board of Trustees raised funds to create this special exhibition space where art and or other materials relating to the history of the library or Belfast can be displayed.