Summer’s Here

"Waiting for Leftovers," hooked work by Grace Collette. As a child, Grace often went camping with family and knew, at times, they were surrounded by raccoons. She wanted to give the feeling of being surrounded in her hooked work. "All art is about feelings," says Grace. Come see her work.

New Show at Maine Fiberarts


“Home & Childhood Memories,” our current show, remains on view through July 30. Work includes: fabric collage, hooked rugs, embroidered boxes, bricolage, paper spheres, and weavings by artists Grace Collette, Debora Dixon, Cindy Finamore, Kimberly Hamlin, Jennifer Lee Morrow, Pamela Slaughter, Jill Snyder Wallace, and Bobbie Ann Tilkens-Fisher. Plan to visit Wednesday-Friday, 11-3; Saturdays, 11-2.


Five of the artists featured in the exhibit are new to us. As new members, they sent images and we found several pieces to incorporate into this show. Our June membership campaign yielded many new members and we are enjoying getting to know their work.

Pictured above: "Judith" by Bobbie Ann Tilkens-Fisher.



Members, send images of your paper work and quilts. We seek art for a paper show (preferably, involving handmade paper) for August/September and for quilts during October/November. Work must be for sale and is featured in our gallery and on our Online Shop. Members, email up to ten images to Check out items for sale from our current show on our Online Shop.

An early quilt by Mary Allen Chaisson.


Our call for memberships during the month of June went really, really well, and we are proud to welcome you back or anew! All donations and new memberships made in the past month are being matched by two generous donors who believe in our mission. THERE IS STILL TIME to have your membership or donation matched through July 15, 2022.

You can join or renew any time!

We received word that a few people had issues while using our online membership form. All issues that may have been on our end have been resolved, so we hope you will try again or give us a call, or send in a check with your membership dues.

Members support our exhibitions, newsletters, outreach, publications, Story of Fiber Art, and forays into Western Maine this year. Thanks all!



As you may have noted, we had a question on the online form asking for volunteer interest. We seek volunteers to sit our gallery for July 14, July 15, August 18, August 19 (from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.). Help hold down the fort while Christine attends a photography conference and a workshop.

Come sit amongst beautiful art, bring your hand work, greet our visitors, and talk shop. Thanks for considering. If you did or didn’t answer on the online form, contact Christine with your interest and/or availability.

Talking Maine Fiber Art

Maine Fiberarts' Director will offer a slide presentation about Maine artists and Maine work at Rug Hooking Week in Ohio via Zoom: Wednesday, August 17, 6:30-8 p.m. EST. Read more in our Online Bulletin. 

Piece at left: "Easter" by Jill Snyder Wallace.

In the News

One of Arlene Morris’ artworks has been published in 212 magazine after the editor saw her work on Instagram. The magazine also has articles on actress Tilda Swinton, photographer Lisa Sorghini and others. Fantastic!

Save the Dates

  • Through July 30. "Home and Childhood Memories" at Maine Fiberarts, Topsham.
  • Through August 6. "The Sensuous Line," Cove Street Arts; Lissa Hunter, curator.
  • Opening August 12. "Collaboration: The Power of Two," prints on fabric, Judy Tollefson and Meredith Mustard; September 8 Reception.
  • September 17. Memorial Gathering for Knitter/Sculptor Katharine Cobey at Fiber College in Searsport.
Details and more on our Online Bulletin

Pictured above: Katharine Cobey dancing. Photo: David Cobey

New on Fiber Folio

In the Western Maine Project:
Far Western Maine–Day One: Jagger Spun, Maker’s Way Studio, Kimberly Crichton Studio.
Far Western Maine–Day Two: Fiber & Vine, McLaughlin Gardens, Parris House Wool Works.

In the Story Project:
Alfred at Oceanwood, Maine Tin Pedlars

See the stories here.

Monson Arts Scholarships

As mentioned in a prior newsletter, Deb Merrill, Kathy Angel Lee and Paul Hollingsworth were awarded partial scholarships to attend quilt and paper classes as a gift from Monson Arts and Maine Fiberarts. We'll post a few images about their classes on our Fiber Folio soon.

Pictured at left: paper formed by Paul Hollingsworth in the Joomchi Paper Class.

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