WASHINGTON — The Gibbs Library will present “Three Quilts and Three Wall Hangings” quilts by Toni Kayser Weiner and wall hangings by Hazel Kopishke through Feb. 28.

Three large quilts, created since 2000, all machine pieced, then hand quilted are based on traditional patterns but reflect a contemporary, sometimes flippant sensibility due to the juxtaposition of color and pattern.

Toni Kayser Weiner, originally from New Jersey, currently resides in Washington, Maine. Largely self-taught, she has been working in textiles since childhood when she learned the craft from her mother and grandmother.

Wall Hangings: Hazel Kopishke, of Washington, had contributed three wool appliqué quilted wall hangings to the exhibit, all of which she crafted. One, “Snowy Days,” is constructed from a design by Kathi Campbell. It features wool cut out designs hand appliquéd onto background blocks featuring different wool fabrics.

The second wall hanging is “Spring Revival” made from a design from Jan Mott/Crane Designs. It features a collection of spring flowers made from small wool pieces hand appliquéd onto wool background panels with embroidered features.

Last but certainly not least is “Pot of Geraniums” made from a design from Barbara Smith/Bobbie G. Designs. It features a wool hand appliquéd pot of red geraniums on a quilted cotton background.

Kopishke’s love of working with wool came after inheriting her mother’s wool stash from her rug braiding days. After taking one braiding lesson she now carries on the tradition of creating hand braided rugs for family and friends.

Combining wool and cotton in her wall hangings has become another passion. Working from patterns or making her own creations keeps her occupied. After retiring from teaching career, which started out as a home economics teacher many years ago she ended as a first grade teacher.

For more information, call 845-2663.

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