The kids are headed back to school so its time to get you some “me time” – lots of new classes to explore at FACES this Fall.


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 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).

Dear Members,

     September is a month when it seems that life renews again. Students resume their routines, sports teams and television shows start new seasons. It’s time to look at goals! I encourage you to put your long-term goals somewhere on a high shelf in an obscure closet. Don’t plan on making quilts for the next three grandchildren or even finishing one quilt. Don’t plan on knitting a sweater or becoming a master weaver. Instead, break each one of your long-term goals down into very small achievable tasks. Focus on short-term. Celebrate small jobs that you can get done in the time that is available to you in a day or two.  While you are working on those small tasks be thinking about the next little job that will move you forward in some small way. At the end of the day, be proud of the progress you have made. 

       If you are like me (and most of the other people that I know) you have at least a dozen projects going at the same time, not to mention the obligations of family, health, spirit, house, garden, friends, work, etc.: I encourage you to do the same with all of those. Sometimes, by necessity, one needs more time and attention. Prioritizing and balancing is the juggling that we all work with to keep ourselves and everyone around us happy. Keeping your goals short-term can help you move toward your goals and see progress even though it will sometimes be in baby steps.

         One short term goal you should put on the list is to stop by and see Pam Sullivans’s exhibit.

We are delighted to showcase her precise hand appliqué and so many of her treasured works and collected quilts.  Also check out the wonderful set of classes that the Fiber Arts Center is offering.  UFO has also expanded to include the upstairs room and help is available for getting machines up the stairs if you need it. We are looking forward to the demolition of the second story of the Richard Potter House next door. Bids are coming in to see who will take on the job. But the Richard Potter House is a long-term goal that is lost on a closet shelf  – for now. It will be very exciting!


That’s all for now. 

Keep your goals short and achievable!


Victoria McConnell



The Fiber Arts Center is excited to introduce Laura Boehl to you and for you to learn about her story as a modern quilt artist.

Laura’s story is the second of our four videos from the, “FACES Oral History Series, Part 2”,  chronicling the fiber arts journeys of some incredible makers from the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  These stories are made possible by a grant from the Maryland Heritage Area Authority through the Eastern Shore Heritage, Stories of the Chesapeake.  All four of the stories are posted to the “Home” page of our website www.fiberartscenter.com.

You can watch Laura’s story on our YouTube Channel at this active link. https://youtu.be/vEMQtw-oA_8?si=dvCAIVKqGN3yHifv



Dear Friends and Customers,

After having Vulcan’s Rest Fibers open for twenty-two years,

I have decided to retire at the end of this year.

Vulcan’s Rest Fibers will close on December 30, 2023
and the building will be sold.

Please visit www.vulcansrest.com for
more information on upcoming sales.

Kathleen scored this beautiful Rowan Felted Tweed
at 40% off (all yarn is currently 40% off).



finishing projects loved
ones left behind”

knit / crochet / sewing / quilting / tatting / rug-making / embroidery / cross-stitch Tunisian crochet / mending / amigurumi / needlepoint / basketry / turkey work / felting nalbinding / applique / spinning / latch hook / punch needling / weaving

When a crafter dies mid-project, or is no longer able to do handwork due to disability or illness, they will likely have unfinished items they were making for friends and family. These tangible, handmade expressions of love could get lost, donated away, or thrown out.

We match unfinished projects to volunteer finishers who complete and return the garments, blankets, & accessories, to their loved ones.

Need a project finished?

Visit us online to find out if your project qualifies to be completed by a Loose Ends finisher. If it does, simply fill out the online form and we will match you with a volunteer who has the skills and time to get the job done.

Have some time to give?

As a crafter, you understand that a handmade gift is priceless. The materials and hours that go into making something for a loved one are
a gesture of love. Your efforts will reconnect an individual with a garment or accessory that had been begun for them by a loved one who died or became ill mid-project.







Pam Sullivan’s “Collected and Created” show
will hang in the Fiber Arts Center Gallery through
October 28, 2023 and is free for all to view.


Pam Sullivan is a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. She is a daughter, a sister, and an aunt. She is a retired pediatric nurse. She is a Christian. And she is a quilter.
Pam loves quilts, she loves collecting antique quilts, and she loves making quilts.

Pam has a love for vintage quilts, and over the years she has been able to collect some, from doll-sized to bed-sized, and in between. She is quick to tell people that she has never paid more than $100 for a quilt, which makes her
(and her husband) very happy!

Pam enjoys reproducing vintage quilts, and has participated in tracing them, so that a pattern can be printed and other quilters can also reproduce the quilts. She has reproduced a couple of the quilts in her collection, as you will see in the exhibit.

Pam is a member of the Heartland Quilt Guild, The Eastern Shore Quilt Study Group, and the American Quilt Study group, as well as several local quilting bees. She hopes you enjoy seeing her quilts, “Collected and Created”.




UFO Stitching Groups
If you buy 3 sessions of UFO, you get the 4th one for free!

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   

October 10-12, 24-26
November 7-9, 28-30
December 12-14

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! Reservations are required.







Hutton Lancaster Legacy Quilt Class

The next round of classes will be held Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 2023. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Time: 10-2

Cost: $60/$75

We will be teaching this wonderful 1846-1847 signature album quilt which was made originally by family members and friends of Benjamin and Susanna Hutton, a Quaker couple who lived in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The original quilt has 36 applique blocks and measures 100 inches x 104 inches. We will focus on completing 12 of those applique blocks and will learn the back basting method of hand applique.  Please contact Kay Butler to sign up at 410/829-5136.  

Class Supplies/Fabric Requirements:    https://fiberartscenter.com/upcoming/



Sunflower Applique Quilt Class

The original sunflower quilt was made by Caroline M. Carpenter in 1865 who was from Northfield, Vermont. Many years later it was donated to the Shelburne Museum and is often times displayed there for the viewing public. Hoopla Patterns has patterned this beautiful treasure. The Fiber Arts Center has acquired permission to teach this fabulous quilt. The original was for a poster bed but we will be teaching this to fit a 78” x 84” quilt. Patterns need to be purchased from instructor Kay Butler.

Another Sunflower Session has been added on Sept. 9 and October 28th

Time: 10-2

Cost: $45 (members); $55 (nonmembers). The cost of the pattern is $25.

Instructor: Kay Butler, please call to sign up at 410/829-5136.

Supplies and more information here:  https://fiberartscenter.com/upcoming/

Photo courtesy Kay Butler



Carpenter Square Quilt Class with instructor Alice Kish

Based on an antique blue and white quilt, this 69″ x 69″ intricate looking design of interlocking pieces can be easily made using rotary cutting and machine piecing. Nine large blocks sewn only with straight lines create this masterful design when sewn together. Come join us to stitch this amazing quilt!

Date:  October 21, 2023

Time: 9:30-3:30pm

Cost: $40.00 Member/$50.00 Non Member

Please call Kay Butler to sign up for the October 21 class at 410/829-5136.



Wandering Way Beginner 3 yard Quilt Class

“Wandering Way” is an easy 3 yard quilt made from just two blocks! Great for all levels especially beginners, this cool quilt (42″ x 60″) will be an amazing gift or personal lap quilt.

Date: Oct. 7, 2023

Time:  10:00am – 3:00pm

Cost: $30.00 Member, $40.00 Non Member

Instructor Karli Abbott

Please call Kay Butler at 410/829-5136 to sign up.



Basic Binding Class with Jeanne Hechmer

Date:  Oct. 14, 2023

Time: 10:00am – 12:-00pm

Cost: $25.00 Member/$35.00 Non Member

Please call Kay Butler at 410/829-5136 to sign up.
Photo courtesy Jeanne Hechmer



Dove Wallhanging or Pillow Class

The Christmas Dove Wall-hanging is paper pieced or foundation pieced. This is a good project for students who have taken basic sewing and can sew straight and even seams.  The Dove will be made using interfacing instead of paper preventing students from needing to remove paper once sewn.

Students will learn how to: estimate the amount of fabric needed for each piece; use an ADD-A-QUARTER ruler; use the Place, Fold, Check and Cut method of paper piecing; make a sleeve to hang Dove; and, make and sew on binding.

Dates:  Thursday, October 19th & Thursday, November 16th

Time:  10am to 3pm

Cost: $40.00 Members/$50.00 Non Members
Supplies Click Here



Introduction to Wool Applique

In this beginner class you will learn the basics of wool applique including cutting tips, basic stitches, the use of various threads all while completing a wool Needle Keeper.  Please call Kay Butler at 410/829-5136 to sign up.

Date:  Friday, October 20, 2023

Time:  12:00 – 4:00pm

Cost:  $35.00 Members/$45.00 Non Members

Instructor:  Lenny Truitt

Supplies needed: 
Fabric scissors
Paper scissors
applique pins
Stapler and staples
Optional: a small pillow for lap
Cost of kit: $20



Christmas Sampler Embroidery Class

Time to get into the holiday mode as we demonstrate festive embroidery stitches that will help to make a most endearing Christmas wallhanging!

Dates:  Nov. 4 and Dec. 2, 2023

Time:  10:00am – 12:00pm

Cost: $30.00 Member/$40.00 Non Member

Please call Kay Butler to sign up at 410/829-5136.
Class Supply List:

3/4 yard of white or cream solid background

Fat quarter red Christmas print

1 yard fabric backing

3/4 yard Christmas print for sashing

3/4 yard for inner border

cotton batting

2 skeins of red DMC embroidery floss (or whatever color you prefer!)

small embroidery hoop

embroidery scissors

embroidery needles

Frixion pen

Working sewing machine


Rotary cutter/mat

6” x 24” Omnigrid ruler

Lots of Christmas spirit! ☺



Dresden Plate Table Runner Class

Quilt Class with Colette Metcalf

Date: Nov. 11, 2023

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Cost: $35.00 Member/$45.00 Non-Member

Please call Kay Butler to sign up at 410/829-5136.



Berks County Applique Snowflake Class

Berks County, PA Fleur de Lis Snowflake Wallhanging Class by Kay L. Butler

“I love to collect antique and vintage textiles. The pattern of the block you’ll be making was from a cutter quilt that I purchased from Berks County, PA. It is a beautiful fleur de lis design that resembles a snowflake and is a cutwork block that is elegant and beautiful. I cannot wait to share the design with you!”

Date:  Dec. 9, 2023

Time:  10:00am – 1:00pm

Cost: $35.00 Member/$45.00 Non Member

Please call Kay Butler at 410/829-5136.





Celtic Cross Applique Class

Instructor: Lisa Fields

Date: January 26, 2024

Time:  10:00am – 2:00pm

Cost: $35.00 Member/$45.00 Non Member

Please call Kay Butler at 410/829-5136 to sign up.



Stitch and Sews

October 5
November 2
December 7

12:00pm – 4:00pm
Members $5.00, Non Members $10.00

Just Announced – Sunday Stitch and Sews
with Audrey and Lisa
Every 3rd Sunday,  1:00pm – 4:00pm





Beginning Needlepoint
Jan. 5,  and Jan. 18, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm

Needlepoint Sampler
Jan. 5, and Jan. 18, 2024
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Hand Quilting Class with Kay
Jan. 6, 2024

Adelina’s Floral Garden
Jan. 19, 2024

Stringed Star Quilt Class with Alice Kish
Jan. 20, 2024

Celtic Table Runner
Feb. 2, 2024

Youth/Beginner Class, 10 minute table runner
Feb. 17, 204

Origami Kimono Class
Aprilt 6, 2024



For Sale:  Leclerc Loom (1988)
54″ – 4 Harness with storage bench, warping board, fibers and wefts (6 boxes).    $1500
Contact David Sisk at 302-354-1012 in Earleville, MD



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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We couldn’t do it without you!
All Photography Courtesy Kathleen S. McCulloch unless otherwise indicated.



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