Coastal Quilters will host improve quilter Timna Tarr Saturday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Camden Lions Den, Lions Lane off Knowlton Street.

Tarr will present a trunk show of her work, and will talk about her quilting journey and how she designs her nationally award-winning improvisational quilts. While her contemporary quilts reference traditional quilting, they are innovative in both color and design. During the afternoon, Tarr will teach a workshop titled Improv Piecing: Tips and Tricks; the morning presentation is free and open to everyone.

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, Ohio. In addition, her quilts have been featured in several quilting magazines and books. Tarr lives in South Hadley, Mass.

Coastal Quilters, a chapter of the statewide Pine Tree Quilters Guild, meets the second Saturday of the month at the 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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