Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore PresentsThe Amazing Textile Work of Laura Waggner Boehl
“Can’t Beet This”, 26″ x 26″, Laura BoehlFrom July 5 to September 3, the Fiber Arts Center is showcasing the work of Laura Waggner Boehl. Quilting is Laura’s passion and fabric her artistic medium. The quilts she makes are what is in her head or what suites her fancy at the time. She is always open to inspiration and new techniques to express herself.
She became a quilter in 1984 when her passion was ignited by her mother-in-law, Marie Boehl. Shortly after starting her first quilt, Laura attended a lecture on quilting given by Pat Long Gardner, a Baltimore fiber artist and teacher of fiber art at Maryland Institute of Art. Pat also taught quilting classes in her home and Laura soon joined the other 20 plus women who quilted with Pat on Mondays and Wednesday during the school year. Laura quilted with the group for 11 years. Laura has always considered these women her mentors and the group her quilting Master’s degree. Partially due to her quilting group who all encouraged risk taking and forward thinking, Laura has always had a modern twist to her work. She especially enjoys piecing her backs which become a canvas for artistic exploration. She uses all the leftovers from the front, plus extras from her stash and pieces it all together in a random, artistic improv fashion.
August Stitch and Sew
August Stitch and Sew on August 4th from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Patriotic Quilt Sampler
Patriotic Sampler Quilt Class
Instructor: Priscilla Hodge
Cost: $40 Member, $50 Non Member
Date: Session 1 July 21 and Session 2 August 18, 2022
Class Description: Students will celebrate their patriotism by learning techniques of how to sew patchwork and paper pieced quilt blocks as well as machine applique. There are four patchwork and five paper pieced blocks in the sampler. This is a great way to learn a myriad of stitching skills including using an Add-A-Quarter ruler and how to square off blocks. Come join us for two fun days of stitching the Red, White and Blue!
Patriotic Sampler Class Fabric Requirements and Supplies Needed:
Please wash and press all fabric so they will not bleed when sampler is washed. Use a Color Grabber in washer when you wash your fabrics.
Use Niagara Ironing Spray after washing fabric to make crisp cuts.
**Bring all your red, white, blue and patriotic fabric scraps for this project as well.
Fabric for Backing (red, white & blue flag pattern) 1 3/8 yards
Batting (prefer warm and natural) Two 36-inch squares
Outer Border & Sashing (Whit3e stars on white) 1 ½ yards
Inner Border (red stars with white on navy) ¼ yard
Cornerstones and blocks 1 & 2 (red solid) ¼ yard
Cornerstones (white stars on navy) Fat Quarter (Qtr) or 4” x 12” remnant
For remaining fabric in blocks:
Red print on red 5 Fat Qtrs
White print on White 6 Fat Qtrs
White stars on navy 1 Fat Qtr
White stars on red 1/8 yd
Medium sized red & white stars on navy 1 Fat Qtr
Light blue (with sparkle) 1 Fat Qtr or
4” X 15” remnant
Mini white dots/stars on red 1 Fat Qtr
Navy solid 1 Fat Qtr
Silver or white stars on navy 1/8 yard
Blue and red stars on white 1/8 yard
Dark blue pattern on royal blue 1/8 yard
Working sewing machine with manual, if available
Fabric listed on fabric requirements and supplies
Cotton thread. White will work the best for piecing.
White Isacord thread for appliqueing, if you have it.
Small scissors to cut threads
Rotary cutter with sharp blade (Bring EXTRA blades)
5 ½” x 7 ½” cutting mat
80/12 needles for patchwork blocks
90/14 Universal needle pack of 3 or more (Bring EXTRA needles for paper pieced blocks.)
Sharp pins. Long flathead pins work the best with paper piecing
Curved safety pins size 2 or 3 (at least 40)
6” x 24” clear ruler
6 ½” square clear ruler to square up blocks or 9- or 12-inch square clear ruler-
I will have one 6 ½” square clear ruler in class
Add-A-Quarter 6 OR 12” Ruler- helps cut off ¼” seams for paper piecing
¼” presser foot, if you have one
Open-toe presser foot or a clear open-toe presser foot.
Walking foot to quilt sampler or a differential feed foot
Niagara Premium Ironing Spray (preferably spray bottle)- I will have one in class.
Suggest you bring:
ROLL’ N ROLL’N PressTool (available on Amazon)
Any other sewing supplies that you like to use.
Please call Kay Butler to sign up at 410-829-5136.
Barn Block Painting Class
Barn Block Painting Class
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: $70.00 member, $80.00 non member
Instructor: Victoria McConnell – please call to sign up at 410-253-9716
Important! Please contact Victoria two weeks before class about your design.
Macrame Wall Hanging Class
Macrame Heart Wall Hanging Class
Instructor: Alice Engle
Cost: $35.00 Member, $45.00 Non Member
Date: September 10, 2022
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00pm
Students will learn the art of making basic cord knots and configuring knots into a lovely and simple heart wall decoration.
The kit for the wall hanging will be provided by the instructor for a class fee of $15.
Class supplies: Straight pins with a big head, a padded board approximately 12-20 inches to anchor pins.
If you have further questions, call 410-490-2087 or 410-829-5136. Sign up at the Fiber Arts Center (www.fiberartscenter.com) today!
Baltimore Country Class New Sessions with Kay Butler
Baltimore Country Cousin Quilt Class
Come join us for a lovely quilt adventure at the Fiber Arts Center! In this class we will be focusing on the hand applique techniques to render four beautiful quilt blocks to make a wonderful quilted wallhanging/quilt. Each month we will construct a block and learn how to applique stems, flowers, circles and more. You will become quite adept at appliquing lovely designs! Contact instructor, Kay Butler for further questions: 410-829-5136 or email: email@example.com
Dates of the class:
September 16, October 14, November 11, December 16, 2022
Cost: $60.00 Members $75.00 Non Members Time: 10am – 2am
Baltimore Country Cousin Fabric Requirements
Each block in the wallhanging/quilt is 16” square. We will be focusing on 4 blocks for this class and will feature a block each month.
Background: 2 yards of cream or white tone on tone prints
Border: 1 ½ yard
Green for stems and leaves: 4-5 fat quarters
I use five different greens in medium to dark values and ranging in color from yellow greens to dark hunter greens.
Red for flowers, hearts, and details: a couple of fat quarters or scraps.
Yellow for flowers and details: a couple of fat quarters or scraps.
Blue for vases, flowers and details: a couple of fat quarters
Pink for flowers and details: a couple of fat quarters
Blue water soluble pen (you can find these in Walmart)
Embroidery fabric scissors
Applique Needlesor Sharps #10
White quilting thread (we’ll use for basting)
Matching thread for leaves, flowers, basket, etc.
Optional: light box (I’ll have one available)
Painters tape (I’ll be happy to share mine)
Fee for printed patterns: $10.00 (to be collected by the instructor in class);
You may wish to purchase on Amazon: Baltimore Country Cousin book by Susan McKelvey. Right now you can get it for about $6.75 used. Shipping will be about $3.50. You don’t have to purchase the book but it is a great reference. We will be using 16 inch patterns that I will print for you. (The book features 12 inch blocks….)
Painting With Fibers - Introduction to Needle Felting
Painting with Fibers – an Introduction to Needle Felting
In this class you will learn to use needle felting techniques to add texture, color and life to your wool “paintings” and take home a beautiful wall hanging.
Date: Saturday, September, 24, 2022
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Cost: Member $40 Non member $50 *** plus kit fee: $35.00/kit
Instructor: Monika Karousman
Please call Kathleen McCulloch at 443-995-1096 to sign up for this class. Or leave a voice mail at the Fiber Arts Center at 443-448-4611 and we will return your call. Please remember to leave your full name and return phone number.
Angel Wall Hanging Class
Angel Wall Hanging Class
October 29th and November 12th
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Cost: $35 members $45 non members
Please call Kay Butler to sign up at 410-829-5136
Get ready to decorate for the holidays as you stitch this heavenly angel wall hanging! Students will be designing a paper pieced angel gown using interfacing and will learn how to embellish with machine stitching. (Students may wish to do some hand applique and hand stitching if that is their preference.)
Machine needles( extras will be available for $1)
$5.00 kit fee
FABRIC & SUPPLIES FOR
Approximately 17” X 19” when finished
Prewashed fabrics with a Color Guard sheet will help prevent discoloring and shrinkage of wall hanging should you need to wash it delicately.
Fabric requirements assume fabrics are 42” WOF.
You will need to decide whether you want to machine applique or hand applique the head, neck, hands and feet. You will need different supplies for each technique.
5/8 yd PREWASHED & pressed cotton for front and back
1 yard PREWASHED & pressed cotton flannel- choose a color that will not show through wings, face, neck hands and feet; also use for interlining behind background fabric.
¼ yard cotton fabric for wings—
If hand appliqueing you need 1/3 yard so you can cut wings on the bias
Scrap of skin-tone cotton for face, neck, hands and feet- again, if hand appliqueing, you need enough to cut pieces on the bias
Scraps of 6 to 12 assorted fabrics cotton; I used 1/8 yard of 15 different cotton fabrics. If you have layer cakes, the 10” square will work for this project as well.
14” X 14” piece of medium weight CUT AWAY stabilizer (like Joanns’ Pellon 884) to prevent fabric from puckering when sewing on stitches with machine, NOT FUSIBLE!
½ yard of Wonder Under (at Joanns), if machine appliqueing wings, face, neck, hands and feet. I hand appliqued these pieces
20” square of cotton batting like Warm and Natural
½ yard of 1”- wide lace with metallic gold in it (or your color choice)
Two 2 1/2” wide WOF strips for binding (or ¼ yard to be safe)
12” X 12” piece of freezer paper, if hand appliqueing
Narrow gold trim (or your choice of color) for edge of angel’s robe sleeve
Pearls for edge of angel’s sleeve (& angel gown hem?)
Assorted threads, ribbons, beads, lace and embellishments; size of thread, ribbon or cord
1/2″ wide trim for halo (gold or other color; I used cream and added gold trim)
If embellishing stitches with machine, use a good quality thread like Isacord with a bobbin thread in the bobbin. Isacord thread makes the stitching look delicate. I used just one color to embellish with stitching.
100% cotton thread to paper piece angel with your sewing machine
Invisible thread to edge stitch all edges of the angel gown. (Joann’s may has invisible thread. I used Sulky thread.)
Schmetz Universal machine needle size 80/12; I used a Microtex needle which is stronger and sharper. If you use a Microtex Chrome needle it has been dipped in titanium to make it even stronger
Schmetz Quilting needle 90/14, but a Schmetz Universal needle 90/14 should also work well. Just take your time going through all the thicknesses.
Hand embroidery needles to make hair
Hand needles to quilt and finish binding
Working sewing machine with presser feet, bobbins and other parts
Rotary cutter with new blade in it
Add-A-Quarter Ruler 12-inch size – helps cutting lines for paper piecing.
(You can use a clear ruler but need to be careful when cutting to add a quarter of an inch to fabric.)
Small 5” X 7” cutting mat if you have one (Classroom has a couple of mats)
6” X 24” clear ruler, classroom has one also.
6” X 12” clear ruler if you have one
Small clear ruler (3” x 9”, etc.) if you have one
Flat head pins which help with paper piecing
Long quilting pins
Glue stick, if hand appliqueing
Small scissors to cut threads (embroidery scissors work well)
Paper scissors to cut out paper pieced pattern
¼” presser foot if you have one
Open toe presser foot or a clear open toe presser foot, if you have them
ROLL “N PRESS TOOL found on Amazon in place of finger pressing.