Enjoy examples of quilting and woodworking craft hanging from the rafters and filling display cases in the current Community ArtShare exhibit, “Quilts and More,” featuring the creations of Halena and Lyle Anderson of Merrill, at T.B. Scott Free Library until the end of October.
The style of quilting on display – appliqued quilting, to be precise – is an art in itself. While Halena has been sewing since her youth as a 4-Her, her passion for quilting began after she retired in 2005 from her window shade career.
Lyle began his adventure in creating hand-guided scroll woodwork by making simple Christmas trees. What started out as a hobby, however, has since expanded to outgrow his workspace and needing to find a home for it.
Halena and Lyle show their craftwork at only local venues-at the Merrill Area Community Enrichment Center, Bell Tower, and one craft show in Minocqua. The library Quilts and More exhibit includes full-sized quilts, miniature quilts, scrollwork-and-fabric creations, scrollwork holiday decorations, crosses, candle holders and bud vases, and scrollwork signs bearing sayings that will bring a smile to crafters everywhere.
The Quilts and More exhibit can be viewed on the library’s second and third floors through the month of October. T. B. Scott Free Library’s “Beyond Books: Community ArtShare” features a new exhibit every two months on an ongoing basis. The program was made possible by a $10,000 grant from the Mead Witter Foundation, Inc. of Wisconsin Rapids.