Clothesline bowls, baskets at Coastal Quilters

Oct 06, 2017
Judy Sala will share her expertise is making useful vessels from fabric and clothesline scraps during the monthly Coastal Quilters meeting.

Camden — October’s Coastal Quilters program will feature bowls, baskets and other items made from coiled and sewn clothesline and fabric scraps. Avid seamstress and quilter Judy Sala will present Saturday morning, Oct. 14, at the Camden Lions Den, Lions Lane off Knowlton Street.

Sala will cover construction basics and include tips on adding embellishments and explain how to create different shapes. These bowls and baskets look complicated, but the process is simple and easy to learn. The vessels provide storage for all kinds of treasures, and they make attractive and unusual gifts. The program begins at 10 a.m. and is free and open to all.

A resident of Thomaston for more than 40 years, Sala has been an artist most of her life. She started sewing by making matching outfits for her five daughters. Her love of sewing expanded into a career as a seamstress, longarm quilter and consultant and educator for Bernina sewing machines, with customers throughout Maine.

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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