Young Shelton artists unveil Plumb Library quilt

SHELTON — Some local children turned to their creative side to let the world know why they love Plumb Memorial Library.

Maura Gualtiere, the children’s librarian, was joined by kids in unveiling a quilt Saturday that displayed why these creative young artists love Shelton’s libraries. The quilt was the focus of one of the library’s Picasso Pickups — a monthly to-go art offering at the library — in October.

Gualtiere said 20 youngsters, ages 4 to 16, took the pickup package and each created a square and brought them back to the library in November.

Plumb’s Library Assistant Erica Redfern, also a seamstress, then took the quilt squares to sew the children’s department’s first quilt.

Gualtiere said the quilt was inspired by another quilt that adorns the children’s department wall. Girl Scouts from Troop 60670 created a “peace quilt” last year and put it on display in the library.

Troop Leader Jaime Aulet said her girls completed the quilt last year as Daisies for World Thinking Day, which the Girl Scouts celebrate every Feb. 22.