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The Fiber Arts Center invites you to connect with us on Facebook,
our Website, via our Direct Email, on YouTube and
our newly retooled Instagram feed.  Click a link above to get started.

WE ARE OPEN ON
 Wednesday, 12-4:00pm,
Thursday, 12-4:00pm
Friday, 12-4:00pm
and Saturday, 12-4:00pm

For other days, if you would like to schedule a tour or make an appointment,
please contact: 
410-253-9716 (Victoria) or 410-829-5136 (Kay).

Dear Members,

This week Audrey Clemens and I had the pleasure of having lunch and a photo session at the Mamie Warren Senior Center in Smyrna, Delaware where so many of you were thanked for your efforts making placemats for the Meals on Wheels participants. The smiles were contagious! Job well done! We promised to revisit with more placemats in a few years. However, if you love making these placemats or would like to make more, just keep sending them our direction and we will make sure that they are sent to the Meals on Wheels organization.

The next outreach project that we are considering has been requested from Social Services on the behalf of abused children.  They have asked us to make small quilts from which abused children can choose. We think this is such a worthy cause but we also recognize that making a placemat and making a quilt, even a small one, are different projects in time, materials and skills. We would like to recruit some volunteers to help coordinate the different stages of quilt construction so that people can do their favorite part of making a quilt or learn a new part of making a quilt. If you are such a person who understands how quilts go together and can manage other volunteers to help get quilts made for abused children, please contact me and we will get this ball rolling!

We are working on the upstairs rooms! We will have a world class fiber arts library when we are finished and several quiet nooks and crannies for fiber artists to have a comfortable seat, read, and work with needles and/or have a cup of tea and a conversation upstairs when we are all done.

Next!  Oh my goodness! We have had so many classes this month!  The spinning classes (no not fitness classes) showed students how to use drop spindles to spin wool into yarn but we also spun flax and camel hair. It is definitely addictive! Recently, there were two barn block classes and almost everyone walked away with a finished barn block to show off. Kay Butler is stitching up a storm with her appliqué classes and Lou Diefenderfer had a beginning quilting class with her Candy Dish Class. The Knitting Class is keeping Alice Engle busy with beginning knitters as well as some who just need their projects fixed. She is truly multi-tasking in her classes with all the different levels. Priscilla Hodge helped some lovely people learn to sew pillowcases, and learn about their machines. All these were done under the watchfulness of Christine Kamon’s colorful quilts. We will miss them! 

But next up is the creative quilting of Lisa Fields!  Her quilts are a delight! I won’t say any more.  You just have to some see!!!

Our work on expanding the Fiber Arts Center is ongoing and as all things dealing with the government moving at glacial speed (before global warming), but we are ever hopeful and always thankful for your continued good wishes and support.

 

May you and yours stay happy and healthy,

Victoria McConnell

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The Fiber Arts Center Presents

“My Quilting Journey”   
Lisa Fields

“My Quilting Journey”   

Lisa Fields began her quilting journey in April of 1990. She describes herself as more of a utilitarian quilter and loves making quilts as gifts for others. She enjoys all aspects of quilting from selection of fabrics to binding the quilts that she stitches. Lisa has taken many quilt workshops through the years and she loves trying out new quilting techniques and styles. Her favorite part of the quilting experience, however, is enjoying the camaraderie of fellow quilters. There’s nothing quite like the sisterhood of quilting that helps to inspire her.

Lisa is presently serving as the President of The Olde Kent Quilt Guild in Chestertown. Lisa’s beautiful quilt exhibit will be on display at the Fiber Arts Center.

We invite you to view Lisa’s quilt exhibit which will be featured from May 3 to July 1. Come and be inspired!

Free of charge

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BEFORE . . .
Kathleen’s Office is undergoing a huge transformation . . and boy is she happy!

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Hutton Lancaster Legacy Quilt Class

 Hutton Lancaster Legacy Quilt Class  

 May 5, June 3, July 7 and August 5 

Time: 10-2

Cost: $60/$75

We will be teaching this wonderful 1846-1847 signature album quilt which was made originally by family members and friends of Benjamin and Susanna Hutton, a Quaker couple who lived in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The original quilt has 36 applique blocks and measures 100 inches x 104 inches. We will focus on completing 12 of those applique blocks and will learn the back basting method of hand applique.  Please contact Kay Butler to sign up at 410/829-5136.  

Class Supplies/Fabric Requirements:    https://fiberartscenter.com/upcoming/

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Sunflower Applique Quilt Class

The original sunflower quilt was made by Caroline M. Carpenter in 1865 who was from Northfield, Vermont. Many years later it was donated to the Shelburne Museum and is often times displayed there for the viewing public. Hoopla Patterns has patterned this beautiful treasure. The Fiber Arts Center has acquired permission to teach this fabulous quilt. The original was for a poster bed but we will be teaching this to fit a 78” x 84” quilt. Patterns need to be purchased from instructor Kay Butler.

Dates: May 12th  June 9th  2023 – THIS SESSION IS FULL.

Another Sunflower Session has been added on Sept. 9 and October 28th

Time: 10-2

Cost: $45 (members); $55 (nonmembers). The cost of the pattern is $25.

Instructor: Kay Butler, please call to sign up at 410/829-5136.

Supplies and more information here:  https://fiberartscenter.com/upcoming/

Photo courtesy Kay Butler

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Paper Piecing Starburst Wallhanging Class
 

“The Lone Starburst Wall Hanging is a versatile pattern that allows you to try out all different color arrangements.  This scrappy sample with vibrant colors outlined with white is dramatic.  The wall hanging is approximately 21″ X 22” when finished with the cornerstone stars and borders.The cornerstone stars are also paper pieced. The method used to teach this starburst prevents you from needing to remove the paper when finished! The wall hanging can also be made with a red, white and blue theme.

Students need to have some familiarity with paper piecing as well as an advanced beginning level of sewing.”

Dates:  Wednesdays, May 17 and June 14, 2023
Time:  10:00am – 2:00pm
Cost:  $30 member/ $40 non member
Instructor:   Priscilla Hodge
Please call Kay Butler to sign up at 410/829-5136

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Beginning Needlepoint
Learn the basic needlepoint stitches in this super fun and easy fiber art and make yourself or as a gift, a beautiful pin cushion.

Friday, May 19, 12-2:00pm
Instructor:  Victoria McConnell
Cost:  $25.00 members/ $35.00 non members
Kit Fee:  $15.00

Please call Victoria McConnell at 410/253-9716 to sign up for this class.  

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UFO Stitching Groups

Just Announced:  If you buy 3 sessions of UFO,
you get the 4th one for free!

These fiber artists meet to finish “Unfinished Objects”, in other words, if you have a project that you need time to finish, then this is the event for you! For three consecutive days you can work on your own sewing projects and enjoy the fun and camaraderie of other stitchers. The best thing is that you can leave your machine and materials overnight. 
The following dates have been reserved at the Fiber Arts Center   

2023
May 9-11, 23-25
June 6-8, 20-22
July 11-13, 25-27
August 8-10, 22-24
September 5-7, 19-21
October 10-12, 24-26
November 7-9, 28-30
December 12-14

There are waiting lists for some dates.
Cost: $30 (for members only) New memberships welcome and you may join easily at the bottom of this newsletter. These groups are filling up fast! Reservations are required.
  

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Stitch and Sews

2023
May 4
June 1
July 6
August 3
September 8
October 5
November 2
December 7

10:00am – 2:00pm,
Members $5.00, Non Members $10.00

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It’s Festival Season in
Maryland and Delaware!

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50th Annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Come help us celebrate our 50th anniversary!
May 6 & 7, 2023
8:30AM – 6PM Saturday
8:30AM – 5PM Sunday
Rain or shine!
Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD
Admission $10.00 per day for adults; under 18 admitted free
No pets…please leave your dog at home.

Tickets and catalogs are now on sale at https://mswf2023.eventbrite.com/

Register for Fiber Arts Seminars at https://www.lessonface.com/sheepandwool

https://sheepandwool.org/2023-maryland-sheep-wool-festival/

FIBER ARTS DAY AT MANOR MILL
Monkton, Maryland

https://manor-mill.com/fiberartsday#:~:text=Fiber%20Arts%20Day%20at%20Manor,May%2013%2C%202023%2010am%2D%204pm

 

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SAVE THESE DATES –   SUMMER CLASSES LINE-UP SO FAR!

Knitting Session #3: with Alice Engle
June 28, July 5 & 19, Aug 2, 16, 30, Sept. 13 & 27

Disappearing 9-Patch Lap Quilt Class:
with Priscilla Hodge
June 29, 10-3

Garment Construction 102: A-line Skirt Part 1
July 20, 10-3

Beginning Dressmaking: A-line Skirt Part 2
August 17, Sept. 14, 10-3

Another Sunflower Session has been added on Sept. 9 & October 28th
Time: 10-2

Carpenter Square Quilt Class CLASS IS FULL
Sept. 16, 9:30-3:30

Intro to Garment Construction: Shirt
Sept. 30, 10-3

Basic Binding Class
Oct. 14, 10-12

Dove Wall Hanging or Pillow Class
Oct. 19, 10-3

Christmas Sampler Embroidery Class. CLASS IS FULL
Nov 4/Dec 2, 10-12

Dresden Plate Table Runner Class
Nov. 11, 10-3

Berks County Applique Snowflake Class
Dec. 9, 10-1

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Mission Statement
The Fiber Arts Center provides a central networking facility for fiber artists in the region, increases public access to and education about fiber art, fosters and promotes creativity in all areas of fiber art, and works to preserve fiber arts skills and traditions.

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The Fiber Arts Center invites you to connect with us on Facebook,
our Website, via our Direct Email, on YouTube and
our newly retooled Instagram feed.  Click a link above to get started.

The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore is supported in part by the following: 

Enjoy our newsletter.   Share it with a friend.  Our goal is to become the region’s premier resource for fiber artists and fiber art enthusiasts. By sharing our content with friends, you can help make that happen.  Our community is growing larger every day, and we thank you for your continued support.
We couldn’t do it without you!
All Photography Courtesy Kathleen S. McCulloch unless otherwise indicated.

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