2024 Thursday Night Banquet


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July 25, 2024
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Augusta Room

Sarah Ann Smith –Key Note Speaker

Color, line, texture, rhythm and movement, imagery and stories inspire me.  As a child I wanted to be an artist and admired those who could draw.  My path to art has been circuitous and unusual: as a young child, I lived in Spain, Thailand, and Argentina. Shortly after my sixth birthday, we returned to the United States to live. That year a neighbor girl made an apron for my favorite doll, sparking a fascination with fiber that continues to this day. Soon after I begged my mother to let me sew side seams on things, and I’ve been sewing ever since.

I want to share my passion to create, to design textile art and surface pattern.  Having been a professional vagabond for my first four decades, my art now celebrates the home-of-my-soul that I found in mid-coast Maine.  My path to art included being a Legislative Assistant to a US Congressman then a US Foreign Service Officer for nearly 15 years, sewing for an Interior Designer, then becoming a mom and launching my own small business.

My work includes the bestselling book “Thread Work Unraveled”, numerous articles and publication credits spanning from Australia to Europe and include Quilting Arts Magazine, Machine Quilting Unlimited, Germany’s Professional Patchwork,  France’s QuiltMania, The Art of Sarah Ann Smith, so far… and more. My art has been exhibited in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. I’ve appeared on Quilting Arts TV, on The Quilt Show, and have a video workshop from Interweave Press.  I’m honored to be a Janome Artisan since 2003 and used to teach across the United States for nearly 20 years.  For more information visit me at SarahAnnSmith.com or on social media @sarahannsmithq.