Fiber Arts Center News, Events and Upcoming Classes
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FACES continues to operate in a Covid-19 conscious environment. We require all of our unvaxed visitors to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Our current days and hours are 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).
A March note from the Fiber Arts President:
March is women’s history month and also the month of National Quilting Day. Far too often the accomplishments of women have gone uncelebrated. The Fiber Arts Center is playing an important role in celebrating the accomplishments of Ellie Brocklehurst. Her body of work is a testament to the art of quilting that she has accomplished over many decades. On a television editorial this month, it was said that the mission this month is to reflect and inspire aspirations of the future by leaning on the successes and triumphs of the past. I encourage you to bring your family, your neighbors, your co-workers and your congregation to come and marvel at the talent and skill that Ellie’s quilts embody. I also encourage you to take your quilts out of their trunks and closets and display them and educated others of all genders on the amount of time and talent to takes to create them. Traditionally women’s work, the practical side of making quilt for warmth has morphed into a true art form. But because it is so often accomplished by women, it is far too often gone overlooked and uncelebrated. The mission is to celebrate and change the image of “those old blankets that she worked on” and no one who sees Ellie’s quilts will ever say that again. Honor the amazing efforts of all fiber artists every month by giving them their well-deserved acclaims. Have a wonderful month and my wish for you is to have time for your endeavors.
Peace and prayers for Ukraine,
THE FIBER ARTS CENTER OF THE EASTERN SHORE IS PROUD TO HOST THE EXHIBIT, “A LIFETIME JOURNEY OF QUILTS: ELINOR BROCKLEHURST”.
This exhibit features many award winning quilts that have been beautifully stitched through the years by Ellie Brocklehurst who is from Dover, Delaware. Ellie is a member of several quilt guilds and is considered to be one of the most proficient
quilters in the area.
This amazing exhibit will be displayed until April 29 and is located at 7 N 4th Street Denton, MD. We are open Wednesdays- Saturdays 12:00-4:00.
Come visit and be inspired!
Yarnstorming – a partnership between Adkins Arboretum and the
Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore
March 6 through April 3, 2022
Dragon Artists Kathleen McCulloch and Victoria McConnell decorated their tree as active board members of The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore, where Victoria serves as President and Kathleen as the Outreach Coordinator.
Victoria has mastered the art of circular weaving with yarn and has recently taken up knitting in addition to her passion for quilting and dyeing fabric, recently snow-dyeing hues of reds and blues on Kona cotton.
Kathleen was taught to knit by her mother as a child and has a serious affliction with hoarding yarn, which some knitters politely refer to as a “stash”.
Click here to view all of the 2022 Yarnstorming projects
by Adkins Arboretum Artists and learn about the beautiful trees that they adorned!
“Vintage to Modern Quilting: Telling Your Own Story Quilt Class” with Jeanne Hechmer
April 2, 10:00am – 2:00pm, $30.00 Members, $45.00 Non Members
Do you have buttons, jewelry, lace, yarn, vintage linens and needlework, clothing, ties, or small 3D items that you would like to incorporate into your quilt? Would you like to find new ways to display these treasures? In this class you will see dozens of ways to do this. Jeanne will share her creations and teach you how to make your own to tell your story. This class is designed for all levels and types of quilters. It is a brain storming/planning class. You may bring items you wish to incorporate, but this is not required. You may take pictures. Supplies will be provided.
A folder will be provided for each student including a pen and handouts that will organize their note taking and quilt planning. After teaching/demonstrating, students will work on their plan, see the teacher’s examples close up, then meet one on one with her in the afternoon. Create your own quilt masterpiece!
This class is filling up quickly. Please call Kay Butler at 410/829-5136 to sign up.
A New Session of Baltimore Country Cousin
Applique Quilt Class Underway!
Dates: March 25, April 29, May 27 and June 24, All on Fridays from 10:00 – 2:00pm
Cost for member: $60 Non-member: $75
Level: Beginner/Intermediate – In this class we will be completing four applique blocks to make a beautiful quilt wall hanging. Backbasting, needleturn, and glue basting applique will be the focus on constructing the blocks. Pictured with finished blocks from left are Brenda P., Joyce and Brenda Z.
Stitch and Sews
April Stitch and Sew: April 7th, 2022
10:00 am – 2:00 pm, $5.00
May Stitch and Sew: May 5th, 2022
10:00 am – 2:00 pm, $5.00
UFO Stitching Groups
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:
April 11-13 April 25-27
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! You must have a reservation for these groups so that we can follow State Guidelines for social distancing.
Pricing will increase in 2022 from $25.00 to $30.00.
Can you identify where this photo was taken at the Fiber Arts Center? The first person to email Kathleen back at info@fiberartscenter wins a beautiful Pink Snow dyed fat quarter by Victoria McConnell. Please, no board members, past or present.
Karen Newman who recently took the Swoon Class taught by Lou Diefenderfer at the Fiber Arts Center with her beautiful Swoon block. Go Karen!
Photo Courtesy Kay Butler.
Quilt Folks Magazine Issue No. 21: Maryland “We visited the Eastern shore with Victoria McConnell, president of the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore, and popped into a UFO meeting with its members.” This gorgeous edition of Quilt Folks is in and for sale at the Fiber Arts Center for $22.00 and will also be available at Barns and Noble.
Photography courtesy Quilt Folks.
Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, 2022
Image in the Public Domain
Images from Yarnstorming 2022 at Adkins Arboretum.
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.
The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore is supported in part by the following:
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We couldn’t do it without you!
All Photography Courtesy Kathleen S. McCulloch unless otherwise indicated.
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