Art Gallery

Current Exhibit

Handmade Quilts

June 1, 2016 - September 9, 2016

Gateway Gallery at GBCC, is pleased to feature handmade quilts by Pat Vermette and Barbara Briere. 

multi-color quilt

As a quilt artist, Pat Vermette carries on the legacy of her great grandmother, grandmother and mother. She explains, “Making quilts is so, so much more than just sewing blankets.” Her grandmother, who made crazy quilts, chose special pieces of fabric for the person she was making it for. Pat makes quilts for her own children, grandchildren and most recently her first great grandson. She also makes quilts for “Project Linus” and “Quilts of Valor.” 

Barbara Briere has been sewing since Jr High School and progressed from making crafts to clothes for her children to making quilts. She describes machine quilting as her passion, noting “Most of my quilts are not made from a pattern. I like to take it from idea to completion on my own.” She is a member and past V.P. of Evergreen Quilt Guild of Southern Maine.

The featured quilts, in both traditional and contemporary styles, are just a sampling of work from these talented women. They welcome the opportunity to create custom quilts in any size. Of note is Pat’s photo quilt that features the family’s pets, and Barbara’s “Wounded Warrior Quilt.” The public is invited to an opening reception for the artists on Thursday, September 1, from 5-7 PM. Refreshments will be provided by the Green Bean.

The gallery is located in the atrium entrance of Great Bay Community College and is open during regular college operating hours. Please sign the guest book when you come and visit. 

More Info

Information on each artist and their work can be found in the gallery.

For more information on the exhibit or the reception contact Annette Cohen at (603) 427-7665 or  All visitors to the Gallery are encouraged to sign the guest book. The Gallery is open during regular college hours and is free to the public.​