Art quilts map the Spot

Nov 03, 2017
Photo by: Stephen Petegorsky Timna Tarr will present her art quilt maps at the November meeting of the Coastal Quilters. Pictured is "Roses in the Rotary."

Camden — Timna Tarr will return to Coastal Quilters for a trunk show and presentation on art quilt maps Saturday, Nov. 11. For her Marking a Spot presentation, she will bring several of her map quilts and talk about how her process evolved with each one.

Tarr will also discuss how to choose effective paper or digital maps to work from; and how different types of maps lend themselves to specific quilting techniques such as paper piecing, appliqué, fusing and more. The program will begin 9:30 a.m. at Camden Lions Den, Lions Lane off Knowlton Street. It is free and open to all. After her presentation, Tarr will conduct a workshop on map quilts (the workshop is full).

Quilter, teacher and lecturer Tarr comes from a long line of quilters, but did not begin quilting until after studying art history in college. Her quilts have won many awards and have been in numerous juried exhibitions including American Quilting Society shows, the International Quilt Festival in Houston and the National Quilting Society show in Columbus. In addition, her quilts have been featured in several quilting magazines and books. She lives in South Hadley, Mass.

Coastal Quilters, a chapter of the statewide Pine Tree Quilters Guild, meets the second Saturday of the month in the Camden Lions Den. Its purpose is educational and anyone interested in quilting, at any level, is most welcome. Current members represent every type of quilter, from traditional to modern and art quilters. For more information, visit

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