The Fiber Arts Center Has Been Buzzing With Activity – Take a Peek!
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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).
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.
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.
Dates: Saturday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 20
10:00am – 12:00pm
Cost for member: $50 Non-member: $60
Materials are covered in the cost of class.
This super easy wash/dish cloth pattern will be the finished product of Knitting 101 with FAC Board Member (ex-officio) Kathleen McCulloch. The class is intended for the brand new knitter, giving him/her the opportunity to practice their new skills –casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off – while completing a project they can use with pride. We will also examine various yarns and needle sizes, types of stitches and techniques, plus learn about the wonderful world of “Ravelry” . WARNING – this could be addictive! Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/179514802607
The vibrant and super-soft Lana Grossa cotton yarn has just arrived from Italy for our Knitting 101 class!
Come join us for a fun and festive time of ornament making at the Fiber Arts Center!
We will be working on three easy ornaments that can be given as gifts or to keep and enjoy yourself!
Dates: Friday, November 12 from 6:00 – 9:00pm.
Ages: 12 and older
Class Cost: $15.00
Additional Kit or Other Fees for Student: $15.00
Class Supply List:
Modge Podge (gloss finish), 250 straight pins (seamstress size), measuring tape and scissors
Buy ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/179514802607
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.
Photo Courtesy Kay Butler
Stitch and Sew!
October 21 and November11
Cost for members $5; non-members $10
Come join us at the Fiber Arts Center for a lovely day of stitching and sharing.
Photo Courtesy Kay Butler
The class enjoyed an introduction to the wonderful world of sewing by an experienced seamstress, Priscilla Hodge. Students learned the basic parts of their sewing machines including how to thread their machine, wind a bobbin, change and insert a needle and change a presser foot. Students made a pillowcase for the first session and an apron for the second session.
Pictured from left: Janice, Vivian, Priscilla, Richard, Audrey and Victoria.
Photo Courtesy Kay Butler
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!
Board President, Victoria McConnell, as Mary Shelley, invited visitors to take a turn quilting Frankenstein’s head at the Denton Mactoberfest on October 30th. We had over 100 visitors stop in and see what we are all about!
Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival
November 13th & 14th
Howard County Fairgrounds
West Friendship, MD
Join us for the best fall fiber festival on the East Coast!
Come join us for this great, fall festival with live animals, fiber, demos, and classes.
Whether you knit, crochet, spin, weave, or just love to shop, there is something for you. Stock up now for your winter projects with unique yarns and fibers from alpaca, wool, mohair, and angora rabbit, and all blends in between. Find those one-of-a-kind project supplies, get new ideas, and learn creatively! Our alpaca farms have one of a kind handmade items perfect for the special people in your life.
Yarning at Adkins Arboretum
Join us for “Yarning at the Arboretum” on the second Wednesday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring your yarn projects for an afternoon of camaraderie and encouragement. Beginners are welcome: experienced knitters and crocheters will be on hand to help you learn the ropes. Short on yarn? The Arboretum has extra!
This gathering will be held outdoors in “shine only” weather. Participants can still check in at the front desk when they arrive and are welcome to bring their own comfy chairs for outdoor seating. If in doubt about the weather, call the Arboretum the morning of the program.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 2–4 p.m.
This program is free, but advance registration is appreciated!
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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