Saturday, November 26, 2011

Autumn in the Japanese Garden, Portland

I made an impromptu visit to the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon, yesterday.  The rain finally had stopped for a few hours, and I decided to take advantage of the sunny skies.  Although most of the leaves had fallen as a result of the recent storm, the garden was still beautiful, with raindrops clinging to the branches and a bit of color left behind.

In the pavillion is the Mottainai: The Fabric of Life exhibition.  "Mottainai" is Japanese for "waste nothing."  These utilitarian garments were stitched, patched and restitched into incredibly beautiful works of art.  The show closes on Sunday, so you only have today and tomorrow to get there.  It's worth the trip.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Earth & Fire On View at Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland

Works by members of Columbia FiberArts Guild
Photo by Hilde Morin

Works by members of Columbia FiberArts Guild are on display November 3, 2011 - January 7, 2012, in the Community Showcase at the Museum of Contempory Craft, in Portland, Oregon.  The exhibit, Earth & Fire, includes one of my Geology Series quilts (the long skinny brown one in the photo).  There are demonstrations by guild members most Saturdays from 1 - 4pm (check the museum for schedule).  I will be demonstrating bookbinding on December 19.  Hope to see you there!

Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 NW Davis Street
Portland, Oregon 97209

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Juror's Choice Award at Quilts = Art = Quilts

Photo by Mark Frey

I'm honored to have won a Juror's Choice Award at Quilts = Art = Quilts, at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, New York. The exhibit is on view at the Schweinfurth through January 12, 2012.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Another Vancouver Work Day

This past Thursday, the group got together for another Guatemala Bound work day.  Here's the top we completed. 

After the top was done, we decided to try our hands at making wine gift bags instead of starting another top.  This design was base on a purse pattern, but we sort of made the it work for wine as we went along.  This is my bag.