Scarborough Historical Society and Scarborough Public Library invite quilters from the Scarborough community to create a quilt square representing a suggested theme related to the town and its history.

Squares will be sewn into a commemorative quilt to recognize the bicentennial of Maine’s statehood being celebrated in March of 2020.

Fifty completed squares are needed by Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 to make the project possible.

A Scarborough Bicentennial Quilt information center will be on display at the Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, through Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Quilters will find instructions, a sign-up sheet with themes, and muslin squares to be used as their base.

The finished quilt will be displayed on a bed owned by Gov. William King, Scarborough native and Maine’s first governor.

The bed is part of the Scarborough Historical Society’s collection. The display will be included in a community bicentennial programming series being planned by the Scarborough Historical Society and Scarborough Public Library for March of 2020.

For additional information, visit the Scarborough Bicentennial Quilt page on the library’s website at bicentennial-quilt#.