The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) hosts Elly Sienkiewicz Baltimore Album Quilt Exhibit

The opening exhibit of the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) will be on display until October 13. Visit FACES on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday from 12:00 – 4:00pm to see the Baltimore Album quilt collection of world-renowned quilter Elly Sienkiewicz. A Silver Star honoree for her “profound contribution to the contemporary Quilting Revival” of the past half-century, Sienkiewicz’s has been designing, stitching, teaching, and writing about appliqué; and her work has been featured in exhibits and quilt magazines in the US, Europe, and Japan.

Baltimore Album quilts originated in Baltimore, Maryland in the 1840s. Since then, they have become one of the most popular styles of quilts and are still being made today. In the early days, Baltimore Album quilts reflected the prosperous community of Baltimore where most quilts were made with new fabric, instead of the more commonly used scrap fabric. As the popularity of this quilt style grew, women far beyond Baltimore began making these album quilts.

FACES is located in the historic Hardee House at 7 N. Fourth Street, in Denton. This regional fiber arts center is a destination for quilt and fiber art enthusiasts, Eastern Shore visitors, and area residents to view historic and recent works by local quilters and fiber artists. As a regional fiber arts resource, the center is be a unique place to visit, shop, learn, and find inspiration.

The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) is supported by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, agencies dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. For more information on FACES, visit us on Facebook, contact us online or call 410.479.1009.