Celebrate Fiber Arts Festival - 2018

Award Winners

The show was open October 19th - 21st, 2018 at four locations:
Memorial Hall • House of Art • Unitarian Church • United Methodist Church


Our thanks to all who exhibited and to all our vendors.  It is you who made this exhibition the great success that it was.

More than 400 people visited the exhibition during the 14 hours it was open. They saw 135 pieces of artwork, contributed by 70 different artists.

As well as these magnificent pieces of artwork, many antique items were exhibited [primarily] in the Unitarian Universalist Church.

Our thanks to Carolyn Horacek, Tara Hengeveld, Maureen Sullivan and more for these items. 

A beautiful quilt was raffled to support the show.

The quilt was made by Dawn Sullivan.

Additionally, 18 door prizes were awarded, having been donated by many of our vendors and friends of the Celebrate Fiber Art Exhibition.

On Saturday, lunches were served at the Unitarian Universalist Church and the  United Methodist Church, for which we were all most grateful and nourished.


Holly S. Murray is a graduate of Syracuse University, with a B.F.A. in painting and printmaking. She holds a M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts, where she studied ceramics and photography.

Jessica Poser currently is an Assistant Professor of Art and Community Engagement Visual and Performing Arts, Springfield College and Director of the William Blizard Gallery. Prior to 2017, she held the post of Assistant Professor at State University of New York at New Paltz and University of Illinois at Chicago.

Penny Lewis is a well- respected quilter living in the Pioneer Valley with decades of experience honing the art of crafting exquisite creations of fabric. Prior to embarking on her quilting career, Penny was accomplished in needlepoint, knitting, and macrame among other   handwork. We are honored to have her expertise in this Celebrate Fiber Arts Show.


Diane Farquhar • Indigo Baskets

Best in Show

All images are © Copyright of the Artist 2018
and also the pattern designer.
Images may not be copied or used.
  • Best in Show: $500
  • For each of the three 'categories':
“Most Artistically Creative”  “Most Technically Amazing”“Most Inspiring.”
          1st prize - $300 2nd prize - $200 3rd prize - $100
  • Committee Choice: $150
  • People’s Choice: $50
  • Honorable Mention (12).

The Prize Winners 

Best in Show

                      Diane Farquhar • Indigo Baskets • Quilting

Most Artistically Creative
   1st Prize 
Diane Caswell Christian • Enders Falls • Felted Fiber Art
   2nd Prize • Randee Laikind • Crossing Over • Weaving
   3rd Prize  • Linda Rogers • Justice • Quilt


Most Technically Amazing
   1st Prize  • Lynn Field • "Gold Rush"  Shawl • Weaving
   2nd Prize • Vicki Close • Big Dream, Slight Plan • Quilt
   3rd Prize  • Leslie Addicks • Border By Design • Quilting


Most Inspiring
   1st Prize  • Roseann Vinciguerra • Tea Leaf • Quilting
   2nd Prize • Meredith Mombourquette • Ocean View • Quilting
   3rd Prize  • Janet McDonald • Winter Village Laundry Basket Quilts • Quilting Piecing Cotton


Committee Choice Award

                       Sally Dillon • Crops of the Valley • Felted Art


People's Choice Award

                       Timna Tarr • Queen of Calico • Quilting

Honorable Mention
                       Kulli Ambler • Sea Turtles at Sea • Quilt
Carolyn Burson • Letters from Grace • Quilting

                       Diane Caswell Christian • Green Man Mask • Felted Fiber Art
                       Angelina Fleury • Season Sister Pumpkin Patch Keeper • 3D Needle Felted . . .                           Phyllis Hull • Flowers with Butterflies & Bees • Cross Stitch

                       Diane Kaczmarcyk • "Pink Maze" • Pillow
                       Rose Karosi • Meerkat • Needle Felted 3-D

                       Meredith Mombourquette • Vintage Rouge • Quilting

                       Teresa Murray • Irish Knit Sampler Afghan • Knitting

                       Frances Selva • Swirling Bowl • Basket

                       Ann Smith • Autumn Queen • Counted Cross-Stitch

                       Roberta Wilson • I Heard the Owl Call My Name • Cross Stitch

The Vendors

We thank all our vendors for their participation.  We hope you had a successful show.

  • Botanicart

  • Bring on the Bling with Danielle

  • Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnets

  • Flew the Coop Designs

  • From Fiber to Fashion

  • Knit for a Queen

  • Lacire Designs

  • Lao Design

  • Linda Rogers

  • Marbled Fabric by Paula Lavender

  • Meeting House Quilt Shop

  • Nola Fiber Creations

  • Pen's Design Quilts

  • Robinson's Fruits of Labor

  • Six Gables Designs

  • Susan Jette

  • Treasures by Charlotte


  • Quilts of Valor

  • Keep Homestead Museum
    (Button Machine Demonstration)

Thank you to our many volunteers:

Peter Barnett • Tod Beall • Barbara Beaulieu • Michael Benfield • Cyndi Bohdiewicz • Carolyn Burson • Reed Coles •

Tian Connaughton • Mary Davis • Linda Day Newland• Gerry DePace • Judy Haas • Carolyn Horacek • Linda Howe •

Lil Jacobs • Jeff Johnson • Jenna Johnson • Linda Johnson • Karen Manzi • Lisa Marulli • Sylvia Moriarty •

Alan Morin • Chris Morrison • Donna Morrison • Janice Muldrew • Mary Newland • Gay Paluch (& guest, Janet) •

Vicky Prior • Jane Roberts • Lynn Salem • Paula Shank • Barbara Shepherd • EmmaLadd Shepherd •

Teresa Sinclair • Wendy Sklllman • Richard Solomon • Joanna Sorreiro • Linda Spelko • Carol Strum • Paul Sullivan •

David Taupier • Nick Vinciguerra • Roseann Vinciguerra • Kathy Wilk • Sharon Woodin • Let us know if we missed you!

Our thanks also to:

Monson Board of Selectmen • Paul Demaio • Monson United Methodist Church • Deborah Mahar •

Unitarian Universalist Parish of Monson • Ed Harrison • Quilts of Valor • Keep Homestead Museum

The Celebrate Fiber Arts Committee:

Tim Denney  • David Dupuis • Tara Hengeveld (chair) • Susan James • Margot Johnson • Maureen Solomon • Dawn Sullivan

Thank you to our Sponsors!