The East Gloucester neighborhood quilt is so beautiful it will tug at your heart strings, especially if it is your neighborhood, as it is ours. So sweetly capturing the spirit of our neighborhood, the quilt is simply a masterpiece of fun and whimsy. Monday’s unveiling at the Rose Baker center was attended by the quilters, friends, and family and we all just reveled in the beauty of the piece. JUNI VAN DYKE, YOU ARE A GIFT TO THIS COMMUNITY!
The East Gloucester Quilt will be on display at both the Rocky Neck Art Association and the Cape Ann Museum. Check back as we will be posting the dates as soon as we know.
Juni and Joy Halsted – the center panel with the woman in the red bathing suit was created by Joy Halsted (and is rumored that it is she).
A note about the project: “Gloucester: A Community of Neighborhoods” was conceived by Juni Van Dyke and executed by she and her group of fiber artists. Each fabric panel measures approximately five-foot square and illustrates through iconic imagery characteristics unique to Gloucester neighborhoods. The banner’s design in it’s entirety, along with the individual artist’s whimsical designs and choice of fabrics, is utterly captivating and a vibrant visual feast. “Gloucester: A Community of Neighborhoods” quilts has its permanent home at the Cape Ann Museum.
East Gloucester Quiltmakers
Many thanks to Juni for providing the list of quiltmakers
Barbara Jobe sailboat
Mary Weissblum bicycle
Ed Hanson House in top left corner near Cripple Cove and large Crane
Christina Rhodes Cripple Cove playground
Judy McGee Help with stitching
Lois Stillman several trees — also beautiful bucolic scene with small crane
Barbara Maddix butterflies and bluejay
Genevieve McNamara condo apartments next to North Shore Arts
Mary McCarl Red Cottage Artists (John Sloane & friends)
Joy Halsted Lady sitting on beach (centerpiece!)
Lois Dench Basket of Flowers
Katherine Keith North Shore Arts Association & water view
Amanda Cook Writers Center
Ron Pool Sailboat
Jenny Parisi Several Fish
Ida Spinola Several Fish
Maggie Rosa Beacon Marine
Judy Menicocci Gloucester Stage Company
Kay Carpenter Last Stop Variety Store
Connie Troisi Several flowers
Emily Soule Several flowers
Susan Wright Golfers
Juni VanDyke Boats along the top of quilt
Amanda Cook’s Writer’s Center
Click the gallery below to see closeups of the beautiful imagery