It May Be The End of 2021 But Next Year Will Be Exciting at The Fiber Arts Center


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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.

We Will Be Closed During the Week of Christmas But Will Open for Special Appointments, Call 410-479-4296 or 410-253-9716.

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).

The 2018 AQSG Quilt Study
200 Years of Solid Color Quilts: Cultural and Regional Distinctions, 1800-2000

October 1 – December 31
Wednesday – Saturday
 12pm – 4pm 

Pictured above are 4 of the 23 gorgeous solid color quilts currently on display at the Fiber Arts Center through December, 2021.  From top left:  “Squares in a Star” by Donna Starley, 
“Jazzy Yellow Checkerboard” by Cynthia Nanto, “1800s Lollipop Basket”, by Cindy Hart Crowell and “Tobacco Leaf”, by Madge Ziegler.

Solid colors create a “wow” factor and strong graphics to inspire artists and quilters.  Solid colors simplify design and clarify pattern and needlework.  They draw attention to regional and international styles and to changing tastes.  Differences among quilts are more apparent, even while design links are revealed.

In 200 years colors have changed, but solid color quilts have always been with us.  They define the earliest whole-cloth quilts, classic 19th century applique quilts, work by 20th century quilt designers, political quilts, and today’s Modern Quilt movement.

Colors are imbued with meanings, signals, emotions, and feelings.  Do solid colors speak more clearly?

The Fiber Arts Center is the last stop on the American Quilt Study Group’s traveling exhibit schedule.  We welcome you to enjoy this amazing exhibit and look forward to your visit.



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



The Fiber Arts Center Presents a Quilted Chenille Heart Pillow

Date:  Thursday, January 13, 2022

10:00am – 2:00pm
Cost for member: $25  Non-member: $30

Class size is limited to 10.

Making your own decorator pillows has never been so easy! Come join us at the Fiber Arts Center where teacher Alice Engle will demo how to make a beautiful chenille pillow. 

You will need four heart panels, a sharp pair of scissors(or chenille cutter), working sewing machine, pillow form-12 1/2 inch, 1/2 yard backing fabric, Omnigrid ruler(6 1/2 inches x 24 inches that shows a 45 degree angle marking) and pins. 

A great gift for Valentine’s Day!


Purchase Ticket here or Contact Kay Butler, 410/829-5136 to sign up.



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 Class is Full



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.

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



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.  




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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