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As a special tie-in with the Brick Store Museum’s ongoing exhibition, "Quilts from the Collections of the Brick Store Museum," the museum hosts, “The Patchwork Series.” On three separate Saturdays, different quilters will showcase and demonstrate various facets of their craft. This programming is made possible through a grant from the Virginia Hodgkins Somers Foundation with additional support from the Museum’s John Rogers Memorial Lecture Fund. Susan Carlson of Harpswell will be on hand for a lecture and trunk show beginning at 10 a.m. Carlson is a renowned fabric artist who has been creating images with fabric since 1983. Her experimentation has resulted in a fabric collage method which she has shared and taught internationally since 1994. In her informational and inspirational presentation, Carlson will begin with her first fabric experiments of more than twenty years ago and trace the progression of her quilts to the present day, with insights and stories for each. The step-by-step development of a piece is shown, from her original inspiration to the finished wall hanging. She even shares techniques and hints for design, fabric selection, construction, borders and quilting. To accompany her talk, Carlson will display a selection of quilts, allowing attendees to examine completed works and see up-close how her techniques are applied.