Friday, November 22, 2013

26 Quilts Are On Their Way to Mayan Families

Twenty six quilts are on their way to Mayan Families' orphan program in Panajachel, Guatemala!  I know the kids will appreciate these colorful and functional additions to their meager lives.  Many of these kids literally have nothing but the clothes on their backs and struggle daily even to eat.  At least they will be able to sleep a little warmer. Thanks to all who contributed their work, time, and caring. 

 Here are the latest finished quilts for Mayan Families.  The top three are from Pat in Idaho.

The following quilt is from Patti in Anchorage.

 This next one is from Louise in Seattle.

And these are mine.  I made the last quilt from scrap parts left over from making purses. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

High Fiber Diet's "Simply Red" Opens in Coos Bay

High Fiber Diet exhibit, Simply Red, opened last weekend.  The reception at Coos Bay was lovely and artists Shirley MacGregor, Kimberly Connely, Diane Born, Elizabeth Bamberger, and Jill Hoddick (and husbands) were there along with 25-30 of the public. There was good food and wine and live period music. The gallery's board came and several made very gracious comments about the work.  Pam Pilcher's redwood quilt made the poster, and Jill's piece was featured in a local coast newspaper.  Shirley did a wonderful job hanging the show.
The gallery is a bit difficult to find. It is located at 1957 Thompson Rd, Coos Bay, just beyond the hospital. It is in the lobby of the Pacific Coast Medical Park, a medical building with no signs about a gallery or exhibit.  The hours are 7:30am - 5pm Monday through Friday.  The building is not open on the weekends.  The exhibit runs until January 17, 2014.
Sara Miller's quilt in the lobby area.

Bonnie Bucknam's Dragonfly in the garden area.