November Happenings at the Fiber Arts Center in Denton, Maryland
News from FACES
Our current days and hours are Wednesday, 12-4:00pm, Thursday, 12-4:00pm, Friday, 12-4:00pm and Saturday, 12-4:00pm.
Holiday Closings – we will be closed Nov. 21 – Nov. 30, 2021
and December 22 – January 4, 2022
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).
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.
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.
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
Date: February 3, 2022
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: Member, $25.00 Non Member, $30.00
Time 9:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: Member $40.00, Non Member $50.00
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.
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:
Sept. 27-29 Oct. 11-13 Oct. 25-27
Nov. 15-17 Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Dec. 6-8 Dec. 9-10
There are waiting lists for some dates.
Cost: $25 (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.
The Fiber Arts Center is alive with activity, people, fiber art and even the grounds are puffed-up and beautiful! Thank you to all of the amazing people who help out around here, keeping the grass expertly mowed and trimmed, plants and shrubs lovingly tended to, artwork created and displayed inside and out. Its a wonderful time to be a member here and part of such a happy and vibrant community!
Tuckahoe Treasures Christmas Open House
Saturday, November 27th, 10am – 3pm
Tuckahoe Treasures Alpacas and Yarn Barn invite you to their Christmas Open House. Meet the alpacas, shop for gifts made from alpaca fiber, and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The event will also feature hayrides, classic cars, food, music and more! For more information, please call 410.479.2971 or find them on Facebook.
8955 Tuckahoe Road, Denton
Collage 8 Women
is hosted by Gallery 37 in downtown Historic Milford, DE.
The show runs the entire month of December 2021.
Eight Fine Art collage/assemblage artists will be exhibiting from the neighboring DE towns of Dover, Lewes, Milton and from the states of, GA, NJ, PA and the District of Columbia. The work is diverse in its nature, approach, subject, narrative, design, and materials. Contemporary collage at its best.
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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7 N. 4th St., Denton, MD 21629
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