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Weather Announcement – In anticipation of a strong storm on Saturday, January 29th,
the Fiber Arts Center will be closed.  

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 January note from the Fiber Arts President:

       As the temperatures tumble, our thoughts can too with Covid swirling around us like so many snowflakes. We are doing our best to keep our spirits up with a terrific show of Jeanne Hechmer’s creative works. Come plan to spend some time as each of her quilts has a story and message to tell.  She is offering a design class to help you tell your own story. 

     We wear our masks, socially distance and make prudent decisions about when to mingle with family, friends and community. At the Fiber Arts Center, we are sanitizing from top to bottom – tables, chairs, lights switches and doorknobs – working hard to keep our members and visitors safe and happy when they visit or take classes with us.  Speaking of classes, six new classes are on the schedule, all with limited enrollment to keep everyone safe. UFO’s are also booking but we are mindful of safe numbers and distancing there also. So, sign up as soon as you decide to come.

       We can hardly wait for our January Quiltfolk Magazine to reach us. We have ordered extra copies for the Fiber Arts Center. Quite a few of our members are featured on those pages!  Get those autograph pens out!

       As president, I want to thank the new all-volunteer Fiber Arts Center Board of directors and the supporting members so much because in the short eight months that we have been working on this endeavor, we have accomplished so much and we have had so much fun doing it. And I can hear Kay Butler saying, “And you just ain’t seen nothing yet, sister!.”


Happy January Stitching,


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.

The exhibit runs through the end of February, 2022. 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



Save These Dates:
Swoon Class with Lou Diefenderfer – March 19th, 9:00am – 2:00pm, $30.00

Vintage Meets Modern: Creating Your Own Story with Jeanne Hechmer – April 2, 10:00am – 2:00pm, $30.00



The Harriet Tubman Stitching Stories of Freedom Quilt

Dates:  Saturdays – Jan. 15, Feb. 12, Mar. 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, 2022
Time:  10:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: $75.00 Members, $85.00 Non Members   This session is full but we hope to offer another soon.



Valentine Heart Table Runner Class
Date: February 3, 2022
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: Member, $25.00  Non Member, $30.00
Class size is limited to 12.

Get ready to set a romantic mood this Valentine’s Day and make your own Valentine’s Table Runner! Come join us at the Fiber Arts Center where teacher Priscilla Hodge will teach you how to make a heart filled table runner. 

You will need heart fabric (1/3 yard cotton fabric, cut into 4, ten inch square or 4 ten inch squares of coordinating cotton fabric for hearts)

White/Cream background fabric (1 yard of white or cream cotton fabric that coordinates with the heart fabric, cut into five 2.5” width of fabric strips, two 5” width of fabric strips, cut into twelve 5” squares

Border Fabric (1/2 yard coordinating cotton fabric, cut into five 2/5” width of fabric strips

Binding Fabric (1/2 yard coordinating cotton fabric, cut into four 2.5” width of fabric strips

Backing Fabric (1.25 yards of coordinating cotton fabric

Cotton Batting (piece of batting that measures 20” wide by 54” long

Working sewing machine, coordinating cotton thread and basic sewing tools  

Fabric questions?  Contact Kay Butler, 410/829-5136

Purchase your tickets at EventBrite.



Stars of Hope Quilt Class with Carrie Dobos
Date:  Feb. 19, 2022, 
Time 9:00am  – 3:00pm
Cost:  Member $40.00, Non Member $50.00

◆ †1-1/2 yards GOLD PRINT for star blocks, middle border, and corner squares 
◆ †1-1/2 yards BEIGE PRINT for background 
◆ †7/8 yard GOLD PLAID for flying geese blocks 
◆ †2-3/8 yards RED HOLLY PRINT for alternate blocks and outer border 
◆ †3/8 yard BROWN/GOLD FLORAL for inner border 
◆ †1-5/8 yards BROWN/GOLD FLORAL for binding 
◆ †3-3/4 yards BEIGE FLORAL for backing 
◆ †quilt batting, at least 66 x 78-inches 

A rotary cutter, mat, and wide clear plastic ruler with 1/8-inch markings are necessary tools in attaining accuracy. A 6 x 24-inch ruler is recommended. 



Baltimore Country Cousin Appliqué Quilt Class
Dates:  Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, 2022   Time: 10-2  
Cost for member: $60  Non-member: $75
This class is full but please call Kay Butler for waiting list at 410/829-5136.

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

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



Stitch and Sews
February Stitch and Sew: Feb. 10, 2022
10:00 am – 2:00 pm, $5.00

March Stitch and Sew:  March 10, 2022
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:

            Jan. 10-12    Jan. 24-26        Feb. 14-16   
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.  




“Holiday Happenings”

In December, FACES hosted a group of 11 visitors from the “western shore” including Annapolis, Bowie, Columbia, Lanham, Crofton and Upper Marlboro. 

They came to view and enjoy the 25 quilts in the American Quilt Study Group Exhibit “200 Years of Solid Color Quilts”, curated by FACES board member Kay Butler.  

After a break to partake of some holiday treats, Kay joined with fellow board member Cathy Spence to present a selection of stunning antique quilts and woven coverlets from their personal collections.

The entire group indicated they are ready for another “road trip” to FACES to see what’s new in the world of fiber arts come spring!  



Snow Dyed Quilting Fabric by Victoria McConnell



Artist Jeanne Hechmer giving a tour of her show to Dana.



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 will be on sale at the Fiber Arts Center in January for $22.00 and will also be available at Barns and Noble.
Photography courtesy Quilt Folks.



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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All Photography Courtesy Kathleen S. McCulloch unless otherwise indicated.



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