Fiber Arts Center News, Events and Upcoming Classes
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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 February note from the Fiber Arts President:
Reflecting back on this past month leaves me breathless! So many changes have happened, we are growing stitch by stitch, thread by thread, member by member.
The Quiltfolk Magazine shows us in such a positive light and it is accurate, not staged, we are actually having a great time at the UFO. Classes are filling, visitors are seeing our amazing exhibit, and our volunteer hours are just shy of 300 per month.
We are not just celebrating black history in February, as our Harriet Tubman class will continue for another four months.
The Maryland Heritage Area Authority is working with Kathleen McCulloch on a grant to document fiber artists and their stories for all to see. We are so proud to be a part of this project.
Just in the works- coming in November and December is the FACES Member Show, so keep working on those works of fiber art!
Even though February has Valentine’s Day so that you can make a fuss over someone you love…. Remember that every day is a day to show someone how much you love them with every fiber that you have!
March on to March! Victoria McConnell
Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore Presents
Becoming A Fiber Artist – Jeanne Bosse Hechmer
Jeanne is a lifelong resident of Easton, Maryland. She graduated from Salisbury State College and went on to teach middle school in Queen Anne’s County until
retiring in 1998.
Jeanne’s mother, an accomplished seamstress, taught her how to sew and do needlework. Jeanne sewed clothing and home decorating items for many years. She began quilting in 1980 and has made dozens of quilts and wall hangings.
She draws inspiration from nature, her religion, math, vintage odds and ends, and the work of other artists. Her fiber art pieces and wearables reflect her love of color,
fabric, fibers, beads and other embellishments.
Jeanne is a member of Bayside Quilters and has exhibited her work in their
shows and in local galleries.
This exhibit has been extended through to March 5th. We welcome your visit on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 12:00 – 4:00pm each day.
The exhibit is free of charge.
Yarnstorming is back in 2022!
For the third year, The Fiber Arts Center will partner with host Adkins Arboretum for the very popular Yarnstorming at the Arboretum.
Also known as yarn bombing or graffiti knitting, this fun artform uses colorful yarn instead of paint or chalk. Knitters and crocheters are invited to cozy up to an Arboretum tree with their creations.
The Yarnstorming exhibit will be on display March 6 through April 3, with a reception planned for March 13. Click here to learn more, to register, and for photos from the 2021 exhibit.
Photograph courtesy Adkins Arboretum
Swoon Class With Lou Diefenderfer
THE SWOON QUILT is for the Confident Beginner
March 19, 2022, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm $30 Member, $45 Non member
The Swoon Quilt is a very popular pattern that yields excellent variations based on various fabric lines. Use vivid solid backgrounds paired with modern, traditional, Kaffe or fat quarter packs to yield very different designs. You’re only making two easy blocks (half square triangles & flying geese) that come together to make your Swoon Block. Blocks are 24.5” square. They can be used as a single, table runner, four block quilt or 9 block quilt. Feel free to Google Swoon Quilts to get an idea of all the different colors available to you! Lou’s enthusiasm is contagious and she looks forward to meeting each of you!
Please call Kay Butler to sign up at 410/829-5136.
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 Just Announced!
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
Photo courtesy Kay Butler
10:00 am – 2:00 pm, $5.00
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:
Feb. 28-Mar 2 Mar. 14-16 Mar. 28-30
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.
Congratulations to Goldilocks and Blessing on a big win in the show ring! Way to go Outstanding Dreams Farm and Vicki and Phil Liske!
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.
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.
The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore is supported in part by the following:
All Photography Courtesy Kathleen S. McCulloch unless otherwise indicated.
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