Farmington River Quilt Exhibit

September 19, 2018
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September 19, 2018 Duc Tinh

Farmington River Quilt Exhibit

NCCC Library
November 1st – 30th
Monday – Wednesday   8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday – Friday   8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

When Winchester Center quilter, Mary Pat Leger, saw the Sacramento River Quilt, she envisioned a similar work of art extolling the remarkable values of the Farmington River. Her inspiration brought together 24 quilt artists, some nationally recognized, some making their first landscape quilt. Together they creating The Farmington River Quilt Project, which portrays 25 locations on the Wild & Scenic section from Goodwin Dam in Colebrook, CT to the Rainbow City Pool in Canton, CT. The 50 foot long quilt is comprised of these 25 sections each measuring 24” x 21”. Each quilter worked independently using his or her own creative expression to depict a specific location. Quilters were required to meet the river’s entry and exit dimensions of the adjoining quilt, enabling the river to flow with continuity through the entire 50 feet.

The U.S. Congress created the Wild & Scenic section of the Farmington River in 1994. It flows through the Connecticut towns of Colebrook, Hartland, Barkhamsted, New Hartford and Canton. This quilt celebrates the outstanding resources of the Wild & Scenic section. The quilt was supported with a grant and site information from the Farmington River Coordinating

As this quilt is displayed in various venues we hope that it will be enjoyed as a fine work of art and also promote the long-term protection of our river resources.

  Roger Behrens, FRCC Chair


Quilt Display & Artist:


Goodwin Dam by Rosalind Spann, Waterbury, CT Section 1

Canal Pool by Mary Lachman, Bethany, CT Section 2

Hitchcock Chair Pool by Susan Vassallo, Windsor, CTSection 3

Lyman’s Rock Pool by Don Gough, Lincolndale, NY Section 4

Pipeline Pool by Theresa Bills, Sandisfield, MA Section 5

Whittemore’s Pool by Brandi Brown, Riverton, CT Section 6

Hawes Pool by Yvonne Richard, Harwinton, CT Section 7

Campground Pool by Mary Moonen, Barkhamsted, CT Section 8

Hemlocks Pool by Mickey Lawler, West Hartford, CT Section 9

High Bank Rapids by Susan Cane, Canaan, CT Section 10

CCC Bridge by Connie Slater, Sandisfield, MA Section 11

School Bus Pool by Gail Eaton, Manchester, CT Section 12

Halfords Run by Nancy Benson, South Windsor, CT Section 13

Pleasant Valley Bridge by MaryPat Leger, Winchester Center, CT Section 14

Church Pool by Betty Warner, Simsbury, CT Section 15

Drive-In Pool by Lori Lovley DuBow, Canton, CT Section 16

Morgan Brook Pool by Cat Allard, Litchfield, CT Section 17

The Greenwoods by Karen Eckmeier, Kent, CT Section 18

Central Riffle by Mary Watt, New Hartford, CT Section 19

Ovation Pool by Katherine Wadsworth, Farmington CT Section 20

The Wall by MaryPat Leger, Winchester Center, CT Section 21

Black Bridge Pool by Carol R. Eaton, Shelton, CT Section 22

6 D’s Run –After Snowmelt by Roberta Morehouse, Simsbury, CT Section 23

Satan’s Kingdom Rapid by Jeanmarie Miller, Pleasant Valley, CT Section 24

Rainbow City Pool by Roberta Peron, Harwinton, CT Section 25