The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore, located at 7 N. 4th Street in historic Denton, invites you to an exhibit featuring the work of Laura Waggner Boehl, on view now through September 3, 2022. 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, and she is always open to inspiration and new techniques to express herself.
Laura 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+ women who quilted with them. She 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.
The exhibit runs through September 3rd, 2022 in the FACES gallery, 7 N. 4th Street, Denton, Maryland. FACES is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12-4pm. The exhibit is free of charge.