Friday, May 18, 2012

Visitor from Alaska

I don't usually post photos of the Guatemala Bound quilts until they're finished.  But last week a friend from Anchorage, Pat, came to visit.  We had so much fun sewing and were so productive, I thought I should share.  Pat brought three tops with her and generously donated those to the Guatemala Bound project.  Two were finished, and the third she finished on her first day here.

Cherries Jubilee, WIP by Pat from Anchorage

Surfline, WIP by Pat from Anchorage

Grass, WIP by Pat from Anchorage

Then Pat and I put this quilt together using triangles that were cut and donated by Deb H of Puyallup.

Dog Park, WIP by Pat and Bonnie

While Pat was busy designing the Guest Room Quilt, I worked on making this applique panel by Chris of Vancouver into a twin-size quilt.
Chris's Flower Garden, WIP, applique and pieced center panel by Chris G of Vancouver, pieced borders by Bonnie

 We worked quite a while on this Guest Room Quilt.  Pat did the cutting, ironing, and designing, while I sewed whatever she put in front of me.  This piece is about 3' x 4' right now.  We put it aside to work on during our next visit.
Guest Room Quilt, WIP by Pat and Bonnie

After Pat left last Friday, I sewed these blocks together.  The Vancouver group started these blocks at the last workday we had at my house.  I made the remainder of the blocks.  Pat arranged them into this wonderful maze. 
Maze, WIP by Bonnie and the Vancouver group

We made backs for all these tops as well, so my to-be-quilted pile has grown to about double its previous size .  Better get busy...

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Northwest Vibes Exhibit in Portland at the First Congregational Church

High Fiber Diet’s most recent themed exhibit, NW Vibes, opens June 7, 2012 at ArtReach Gallery, located in the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR. The artists’ reception is on First Thursday, June 7, from 5-8pm, with Celtic music from 5:30-6:30pm, by Kim Swennes. The gallery hours are M-F 10am-2pm, or by appointment. The show runs until July 1.

Early Bloomer (Skunk Cabbage)
52" w x 45" h
Photo by Mark Frey