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Maine Fiberarts will show work that is political—representing all points of view—in our gallery during July and August. We’ve already gathered some exciting pieces (such as "Frida in My Soul," by Jill Snyder Wallace, above) and are searching for others!

For this show, we are accepting work from Maine Fiberarts’ members AND nonmembers in an attempt to find new artists and new work. Email us a photo with dimensions, price and title for consideration and we’ll get back to you. We prefer work that is for sale and Maine Fiberarts retains 40% of retail.

Get the public ready for November. Share your point of view. HURRY! GET THOSE IMAGES IN.


Our show of hooked rugs throughout May and June was well loved by visitors. We sold a rug by Kathleen Bird and met many new rug hookers. One person who visited early told us she had a scallop, and when she sent a photo, Arlene said, “We have to have it!” That’s how we got “Donnie’s Scallop” by Susan Ferraro. Susan is one of the artists featured in the current issue of "Rug Hooking Magazine." People love the variety and themes. Several shared photos of their own hooked pieces which will go into Christine’s talk planned for the “Harvest Hook-In” this September 21-22 at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. Several people picked up cards about “Get Hooked at Sea,” aboard the J&E Riggin sailing vessel August 21-24 being organized by 207 Creatives (only one spot left!). We’re always looking for new and innovative work. Please be in touch.

"Madame" by Jane Sittnick, an artist who wandered through our show and pulled out her phone to show us her own work. We are looking for images of hooked work for the September Harvest Hook-In.


Solo and group gallery exhibitions, Midcoast Mini Tour, Maine Fiberarts Tour Map & Resource Guide, Fiber Folio photographic stories, Fiber Art Masters Book, upcoming Learning Guide, new Online Art Shop, studio photography, Board and Member think tanks, Fiber Fridays, year-round Gallery/Center, Maine tourism outreach, News Bulletin, dynamic web presence (two sites!), hands-on workshops, directing travelers to Maine studios and farms—your membership supports ALL THIS AND MORE!

Remember: 2019 memberships WILL BE MATCHED by a generous donor who believes in our mission. We can only take advantage of this offer if we raise $12,500 this year through memberships.

Many ways to renew, join or donate:

  • Pay through our Online Art Shop,
  • use our "DONATE" button on,
  • call 207-721-0678 with your Visa or MasterCard,
  • send a check to Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main Street, Topsham 04086
  • or come visit with cash.
Grants supporting the arts are harder and harder to come by. Please support the group that is working hard to support YOU and our glorious fiber arts.

Tulips photographed at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. A photo group meets every other Thursday between 7-9 a.m. Wonderful!


Christine visited New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival, Maine Fiber Frolic (bought a 100-year-old navy blue great wheel), Altered Couture Fashion Contest, put in a garden, and made several trips to Coastal Botanical Gardens. Soon to appear on our Folio: Sara Hotchkiss’ weaving studio in Waldoboro, rug hookers at the home of Judy Wylie, and hand-dyed yarns from Sheepscot Harbor Yarns in Edgecomb.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Popham Circle, a group of community volunteers, is having a Quilt Show and Fiber Festival July 20 from 10-4 at Popham Chapel in Phippsburg. Organizers seek old and new quilts for display and sale (retaining 20%) and demonstrators willing to spin, quilt, sew or chat. FMI: Connie Shiebler, 207-389-2416. Member Lori Benson, 207-371-8082 organizes a Fiber Event in Bath and also seeks demonstrators willing to share skills.

EXHIBITS: “Loom,” a show of weaving is at Merrymeeting Art Center in Bowdoinham through August 15; “Trek Botanica,” felted work by Kirsti Sandoy is at Markings Gallery in Bath during June; and Maine Crafts Association shows “Ten Years of Master Craft Artists,” through October 27 at Fuller Craft Museum in MA.

Learn about these events and more on our News Bulletin.

I encountered Jane Lamb with a mini "haul" of beautiful yarns by Buckwheat Blossom Farm at Fiber Frolic.
Handknit tams by Linda Perry of Sheepscot Harbor Yarns; handmade artist book by Arlene Morris honoring Ruth Bader Ginsberg going into our political show; one beautiful shawl found in the angora rabbit and fibers section of Fiber Frolic; fantastic knitted work worn by a passerby at New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival; 4-year-old Juniper Belcher models a piece for "Altered Couture" made by her mother Alida. New stories coming to our Fiber Folio next!
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