Gloucester: A Community of Neighborhoods Quilt Project Featured at Inauguration 2014

A Community of Neighborhoods City Hall -3 ©Kim Smith 2014 copy

Juni Van Dyke and her group of fiber artist’s “Gloucester: A Community of Neighborhoods” quilt project was displayed prominently at Gloucester City Hall for Inauguration 2014. The photos are of just some of the panels on display.

Each fabric panel measures approximately five-foot square and illustrates through iconic imagery characteristics unique to Gloucester neighborhoods. See previous GMG post to read more about “Gloucester: A Community of Neighborhoods” quilt project:

Simply Stunning Work in Progress

Detail of quilt in progress

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Maggie Rosa’s extraordinary interpretation of the archetypical Beauport window. The window’s mullions frame a collection of antique glass in varying shades of lavender to deep grape.

A Community of Neighborhoods City Hall ©Kim Smith 2014

A Community of Neighborhoods City Hall -2©Kim Smith 2014A Community of Neighborhoods City Hall -4 ©Kim Smith 2014jpg copy

11 thoughts on “Gloucester: A Community of Neighborhoods Quilt Project Featured at Inauguration 2014

  1. Oh beautiful ~ I’m thinking everyone in Gloucester can find their story here. I see my mother, as a girl selling pond lillies from Niles pond in front of the gatehouse on Eastern Point. What a wonderful project.

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  2. Kim, many thanks for posting this. This is truly Gloucester as it represents so much love from so many people about the community that they live in. Juni is an inspirational leader and her seniors are awesome.

    And as one who has had the privilege to work on the project, all have something to offer should they take the first step of getting involved. There are many more banners to create. Join Juni in her endeavor.

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    1. Thank you for writing Maggie. To this post i’ve added a photo of your beautiful Beauport window, in progress. The quilt panels are so rich in detail and every square inch tells a story.

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  3. It’s the sense of communiy that keeps the balance – and what I remember most about those formative years as a young boy the respect of those who had walked ahead on the path of life was also there…And those that tested it didn’t do it a second time 🙂

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