2005-12-22 / News

Meagher’s quilts on exhibit at library

Meagher’s quilts on exhibit at library

Elizabeth McDermott Meagher and one of her quilts that is on display at the Jamestown library. Elizabeth McDermott Meagher and one of her quilts that is on display at the Jamestown library. The newest art exhibit at the library is a show of quilts made by Elizabeth McDermott Meagher of Jamestown.

Meagher, 93, has used everyday items like neckties, slipcovers, dresses, and other textiles to create an assembly of dramatic, colorful quilts that will grace the lobby of the library through Jan. 9.

Still actively making quilts, Meagher has focused recently on quilts to honor people and support organizations that do good works. She has also been busy making potholders she has donated to the Jamestown Community Band and to Helping Our Women, an agency for women who have survived domestic abuse. Two of the quilts on exhibit were among several she donated to raise funds for the Provincetown AIDS Support Group.

Born in Worcester, Mass., Meagher studied painting at the School of the Worcester Art Museum, and she studied quiltmaking and design at the Worcester Craft Center.

She has been a longtime member of the Conanicut Island Art Association.

Exhibits at the library are coordinated and curated by Jillian

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