Coastal Quilters will meet Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Camden Public Library. This month’s program is an up close and personal view of the “Exploring Letters in Art Quilts” art show featuring a collection created by four fiber artists sharing the collective name “The Frayed Edges.” The artists will be on hand to discuss the exhibit and their work in general.

In this, their latest collection of art quilts, the group used fabric, thread, stitching, paint and other unexpected material and images to create a unique collection. The centerpiece of the collection is a set of four triptychs designed especially for this exhibit. Each artist created a triptych: two small art quilts with a third larger piece in the center, embracing the theme “Letters” in many different ways. Some used letters as a graphic element, others explored images of letters in envelopes, journals and comic books.

Frayed Edges is comprised of four fiber artists and long-time friends: Sarah Ann Smith of Hope, Kate Cutko of Bowdoinham, Kate Daniels of Rockport and Deborah Boschert of Crofton, Md. (formerly of Topsham). 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.

Refreshments, “Show and Tell” and a short business meeting follow the delightful, inspiring presentation. Free and open to the public, all welcome. (Reminder to members that scholarship applications are due at this meeting). For more information, call Karen Martin, 236-8038 or Sarah Smith, (note new number), 763-3565.

In addition to the Coastal Quilters program, Saturday afternoon the public is invited to an artist’s reception at the library from 2 to 4 p.m. The collection will remain on display in the Picker Room at the library until July 31.