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Celebrate the Fiber Arts at Fiber Fest

Celebrate the Fiber Arts at Fiber Fest

The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES), will be hosting a three-day celebration of the fiber arts featuring exhibits, workshops, classes, guest speakers, demonstrations, vendors, and a special viewing of the movie Stitched. This FiberFest event takes place August 7th through 9th in Downtown Denton. Visit http://www.fiberartscenter.com/fiber-fest/ for details and registration information.

From traditional to modern and back again! Join us to hear the remarkable stories behind women that quilt. The event kicks off on Thursday, August 7th with a “Lunch & Learn” event featuring two speakers this year, who will explore different aspects of the world of quilting. Heather Kojan, Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild founder, will discuss her journey from traditional to modern quilts; and Alden O’Brien, DAR Museum curator, will talk about three quilters from the early 1800’s. The event is from 10:30-2:00pm at the Fretterd Community Center and includes a catered bag lunch. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at door. Register online at http://www.fiberartscenter.com/fiber-fest/.

Later on Thursday, August 7th, the Heartland Quilters of the Eastern Shore’s hosts the 6th annual One Stop Shop Hop at the Denton Firehouse from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  This event will feature fiber arts vendors including quilt, antique quilt, fabric and yarn shops; wool spinners; long arm quilters; and much more. See www.fiberartscenter.com/shophop/ for a full list of participating vendors from Maryland and surrounding states. Admission to the Shop Hop is $3.00 at the door. All guests receive an entry gift and can look forward to door prizes throughout the evening, and raffle quilts from participating guilds.  Food concessions will be available.

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On Friday, August 8th, Heather Kojan will be presenting a modern improve quilt class from 9am -4pm at the Denton Library, $45 per person.  Then, FACES will host a local Yarn Night featuring Janet Healey of Frivolous Fibers as she recounts her artistic journey with yarn. Participants are encouraged to bring their knitting and other handi-work from 6-8pm for this free event.

On Saturday, August 9th, FiberFest free activities include fiber-arts
demonstrations from 9am-12pm at FACES; a viewing of the fun-filled documentary, Stitched, which follows three quilters racing to complete their entries for the International Quilt Festival, from 12pm-2pm at the Denton Library; and The Doll Family exhibit reception: meet the artists and view their whimsical collections of dolls, doll clothes, doll quilts, and doll houses, from 2-4pm at FACES.

In addition to the Doll Family exhibit, FACES will host a regional fiber arts sale; and fiber art exhibits at The Foundry, the Museum of Rural Life, and the Central Library will also be on display. Exhibit information and class registration can be found at www.fiberartscenter.com/fiberfest-event-registration-page/.

The Caroline County Council of Arts is sponsoring this event with funding from the Maryland State Arts Council an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. For more information on FiberFest or any of the planned activities, please contact Marina Dowdall at the Caroline County Council of Arts at ccartscouncil@verizon.net or 410.479.1009.