Barbara Kramer Gallery

Traditional Made Modern
A Fresh Look at Traditional Quilts

April through May 2023
Amy Nichols & Alison Olds
Deer Hill Designs




Amy Nichols & Alison Olds have been friends, neighbors, and co-creators for many years. Even though they are no longer neighbors (Amy now lives in Belfast), they continue to collaborate and share their love of creating with fabric. They are longtime art quilters, who have explored many facets of quilting through classes and workshops. Both Amy and Alison began quilting using traditional patterns, but were soon looking for other ways to explore and express their artistic interests. Finding and participating in the group, Art Quilts Maine, encouraged them to see and make quilts as an art form.

This show provides a look at using traditional quilt patterns as a springboard to inspiring art quilt interpretations.

It has been an interesting, challenging experience and we hope you enjoy our results.


















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.