Sunday, July 24, 2011

Just Completed for Guatemala Bound

Here are three recently completed quilts for the Guatemala Bound project.  Marta from Palm Desert donated a queen-size top.  It was cut down to make this first twin-size quilt, Marta's Pink Stars.  Pat in Anchorage has the remaining parts which she will incorporate into another top.

Pat and Susan in Anchorage created Parfait, below.  It reminds us of a chocolate sundae with a cherry on top.

And I pieced this quilt, Tropical, trying to use up some of my commercial purples.

I am working on shipping logistics and am making progress.  It's slow going though.  Who knew how difficult international shipping is?  Not me...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"NW Vibes", an Exhibit by High Fiber Diet, Opens at Singer Hill Cafe in Oregon City

New High Fiber Diet Show, NW Vibes, Opens at Singer Hill Café in Oregon City on Friday, August 5th, Artists' Reception, 5-8pm

Early Bloomer (Skunk Cabbage)
by Bonnie Bucknam
Photo by Mark Frey

The Venue
NW Vibes, a new fiber art show by High Fiber Diet, opens with an Artist Reception on August 5th from 5-8 pm at the Singer Hill Café, 623 7th St, Oregon City, OR. Musical entertainment by “The Sale” will be from 6 to 8 pm. Singer Hill Café’s Fundraiser Friday will donate 25% of food and beverage purchases at the Cafe that evening to the High Fiber Diet group.

The exhibit is on display August 3-31, 2011. The art gallery will open for viewing during Singer Hill Café regular hours, 7 days a week: Monday, 7am to 6pm, Tuesday- Saturday, 7am to 8pm and Sunday, 8am to 5pm. For information on gallery sales, contact Karen Grondin at 971-207-2354.

High Fiber Diet
High Fiber Diet is a fiber-art group affiliated with Columbia FiberArts Guild of Portland; its members include fiber art and surface design teachers, book authors, professional art quilters and fiber artists. The High Fiber Diet blog lists the most recent shows and a membership roster with links to individual websites and blogs. NW Vibes contains 21 new art quilts and wearable art.

NW Vibes
What is it that makes the Northwest unique from the rest of the country? There is a reason we have chosen to live here; is it the beauty of the landscape, the variation of the skies and weather, the character of the cities, or that you can get the best cup of coffee in the country at virtually every corner? This show represents what makes living in the Northwest special to us.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Correction Regarding Sisters Library

I am told that the Sisters Library was open on Saturday for the quilt show.  When I was in Sisters, I was told by several people that the library was closed on Saturdays, so didn't go by to check it out for myself.  So, I'm glad to know that folks were able to view the SAQA Oregon quilts during the Outdoor Quilt Show day.  I've corrected the relevant parts of my post, and of my post on the SAQA Oregon blog.
My apologies.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Oregon Road Trip

My sister was here last week for a visit.  We did some driving - about 700 miles - while she was here.  We spent one day driving up the Columbia Gorge.  The view is always great.  the photo above is a view of Vista house at Crown Point.  Beacon Rock is in the background. From this viewpoint, you can also see the View Point Inn, although I didn't take a photo this time.  This was the day before it burned.

This is the view east from Crown Point.

The creek at Bridal Veil Falls.

And here is Multnomah Falls.  My sister is waving from the bridge.

Our big trip was to Sisters, Oregon, for the Eighth Annual Fiber Arts Stroll and Outdoor Quilt Show.  Some of the ladies from Gees Bend were there with their quilts.

The whole town is decorated with quilts hung on the sides of the buildings.  Many of the local businesses have quilts inside as well.  The weather was very cooperative this year - it was a pleasant 80 degrees and breezy.  I heard several people say it is commonly over 100 degrees during this event.

I am always on the lookout for designs for Guatemala Bound quilts.  I'm still drawn to log cabins and square-within-a-square type designs.  This quilt was inside The Stitchin Post. I'm sorry I don't have the maker's name.

These four quilts were hung outside on various businesses around town.

We spent the night in Bend.  Here's a view of the river in the main park downtown.

Sunday we headed back to Sisters.  There was a wonderful show of Jean Wells Keenan's quilts hung in the woods at the Five Pine Resort.

And at the Sisters Library we saw the SAQA Oregon exhibit, Oregon: State of Diversity

We drove all the way over to the coast to Lincoln City, then up Highway 101 to Canon Beach then home the following day .  We stopped at the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center and the Tillamook cheese factory.  We found a great quilt shop in Wheeler, Creative Fabrics, right next door to a cute gallery, Trillium.  Stop if you're driving that way.  And of course, we had to make a stop at Center Diamond in Canon Beach.  It was quite the quilt tour, a great week, and a fun visit.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Viewer's Choice Award - Rio Patchwork Design

Looks like I'm going to Rio!  Three of my quilts were recently in the Rio Patchwork Design show, which was held in early July in both Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil.  My quilt Fracture won the Viewer's Choice award.  The prize - a trip to Rio for next year's show! Whoo Hoo!

(36" w x 55"h)

Fracture, detail

(83" w x 61" h)

Bramble, detail

(39" w x 66" h)
Cavern, detail
(Photos by Mark Frey)