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FACES continues to operate in a Covid-19 conscious environment .  Our current days and hours are  Thursday, 12-4:00pm, Friday, 12-4:00pm and Saturday, 12-4:00pm.  We also offer availability by appointment.

We are limiting our gathering size to 8 persons at a time, well spaced and wearing face coverings.  We have sanitation stations set up as well as Covid tracing in place. 

Starting November 14, 2020 we celebrate black fiber art from around the Eastern Shore! We are proud to showcase a diverse range of talents including quilting, crochet, fashion and accessory design, collage, and more. The exhibit will feature creations made by local and regional black, fiber artists, as well as heirloom pieces. The artwork will be on display at FACES from November 14, 2020 to December 31, 2020. 

“Kuumba” means creativity in Swahili and is the sixth principle of Kwanzaa, an African American celebration of family, community, and culture. The purpose of kuumba is to use our creativity to enrich and beautify our communities. Kwanzaa was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga, an Eastern Shore native, in 1966 as part of the black liberation movements happening in the United States during that time. Kwanzaa occurs from December 26th to January 1st. 


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FACES Virtual Presentation Series #3
Finally, Susan Pelland’s Rotary Applique!
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 7:00pm

Do you admire appliqué quilts but you’re not sure you want to do all that work?  What if Sue could show you a faster, easier way to appliqué?  NO HAND SEWING!

The Leaves Galore and Hearts & More templates make appliqué quilts faster and so much more fun when you cut appliqué shapes with a rotary cutter, up to 12 at a time!  Appliqué can be easier than you ever imagined.

Susan Pelland comes to us virtually from Massachusetts.  Rotary applique is one of her many specialties.  Susan will show many of her quilts and the process of rotary applique.  Susan’s presentation will delight applique beginners to applique experts.

Cost $10/ presentation for FACES members,  $15/ presentation for nonmembers.   
Please by your ticket on our website: https://fiberartscenter.com/upcoming/#classes

Brush up on your ZOOM skills – a virtual training session comes with your ticket purchase.  The link to the session will be sent to all ticket holders.

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Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore is offering a 
Double Heart/Valentine Hand Applique Class

December 5th, 10-2 (8 students maximum) 
Social distancing, mask wearing and hand sanitization is required.

Learn to applique the easy and perfect way! This class will teach you how to hand applique using the back basting method. With this method you will eliminate the need for templates! This gives you an easy to sew, portable project. You can choose to make a beautiful heart wall-hanging or if you are really ambitious, a full size quilt! Ages 16 and up. Beginner Friendly. 

Class Fee $30/members: $40/non-members
Cost of pattern: $12 (payable to instructor)

Instructor: Kay Butler 

Enroll in the class at https://fiberartscenter.com/upcoming/ 



UPCOMING: Love Bombing!

FACES will be collecting warm, hand knitted and crocheted objects for an upcoming community service project. We’ll have more information about the project in the December newsletter, but wanted to give everyone plenty of time to start knitting/crocheting – hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, cowls, shawls all gratefully accepted. Please use machine washable fibers.  Days and hours for drop-off at FACES are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Show your community a little love!



January 7, 2021 Virtual Presentation

Mimi Dietrich is giving a presentation on Zoom for Quilters!

I love applique! It’s my favorite quilting technique- maybe because it’s so relaxing. I love to sit in my favorite chair, with my favorite light, my favorite silver thimble, my favorite fabrics, and a big glass of ice water and create pictures with fabric!

I’ve been teaching quilting Baltimore Album classes here in Baltimore for more than 20 years. My favorite class is my year-long class at the local quilt shop, Seminole Sampler. I love watching my students get excited as they make Baltimore blocks, and I love getting to know the students as the year goes on. It’s great to see finished quilts- I feel like we are recreating history in Baltimore.

Ticketing Information Coming Soon!

Michelle Follette’s Textile Teachings Studio in Cambridge, MD
has a new service for all of you weavers –

The Handweaver’s Help Desk!  Click Here

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