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


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

About Kim Smith

Currently creating documentary films about the Monarch Butterfly, Black Swallowtail Butterfly, and Gloucester's Feast of St. Joseph. Landscape designer for the Gloucester Harbor Walk Gardens. Designer, lecturer, author, illustrator, photographer. Visit my blog for more information about my landscape and interior design firm- Good Morning Gloucester daily contributor. Author/illustrator "Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden"
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11 Responses to Gloucester: A Community of Neighborhoods Quilt Project Featured at Inauguration 2014

  1. shew says:

    checked them out during the middle street walk. awesome! so much talent. i can’t imagine how much time went into them

  2. dotbatch says:

    Thank you Kim for posting and sharing these great works made from lots of local love with the GMG community. They were a great addition to the 2014 Inauguration.

  3. 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.

    • Kim Smith says:

      You have to go see Mary on your next trip–an extraordinary project. Gloucester is so fortunate to have Juni and her fiber artists creating this story told through fabric.

  4. Maggie rosa says:

    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.

    • Kim Smith says:

      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.

  5. Dave Moore says:

    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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