Sarah Ann Smith of Hope, Kate Cutko of Bowdoinham, Kate Daniels of Rockport and Deborah Boschert of Crofton, Md. (formerly of Topsham) comprise the art quilt group Frayed Edges, whose work is on view this month in the Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. The public is invited to see their latest work and meet the artists during a reception Saturday, July 9 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The four fiber artists and long-time friends use fabric, thread, stitching, paint and other unexpected material and images in their latest collection of art quilts, inspired by the theme “Letters.” The centerpiece of the collection is a set of four triptychs designed especially for this exhibit. Each artist created a triptych of two small art quilts with a third larger piece in the center. The artists embraced the theme in many different ways. Some have used letters as a graphic element, while others have explored images of letters in envelopes, journals and comic books.

The artists’ work has appeared in juried art shows, books and internationally published magazines. The group includes members of the Pine Tree Quilt Guild, Studio Art Quilt Association and the International Quilt Association.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to