Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Fiber Fusion Opens November 10 in Redmond

Fiber Fusion is an amazing exhibit of all types of fiber work by members of the Surface Design Association in Washington.  The opening in Redmond is November 19, 6-8pm at the VALA Art Center.
Sea Cave
c 2010 Bonnie M. Bucknam
Photo by Mark Frey

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Impressions of Shanghai

Here are a few photos from my recent trip to China.  These are from Shanghai.  The first stop, after a nap at the hotel, was, of course, shopping!  This is a pedestrian mall in the French Consignment. As you can see, I was impressed with the window and shop displays.

 This was my first restaurant meal in China.  Mild curry, very good.

The next day, the SmarTours tour began with a walk through the Wu Garden

and then a stroll through the nearby market.

We toured a silk factory.  This machine unwinds the silk from the cocoon. 

To make comforters with silk batting, they stretch the cocoons over wooden forms of graduating sizes.

Then the stretched cocoon is stretched even further by hand and laid out on a table to make the batt.

This is The Bund, the older European part of Shanghai.

Across the river is the newer part of the city.

Inside the art and history museum.

The view from the bus on our only day of rain.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Bridge Controversy Opens at Visions Art Museum

Bonnie Bucknam's quilt "Bridge Controversy" will be included in Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016, at the Visions Art Museum, 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100, San Diego California.  The opening reception is October 15, 2016, 5 - 7 pm.  The exhibit runs from October 15, 2016 through January 8, 2017.  A catalog will be available from the Museum.

Bridge Controversy
c 2016 Bonnie M. Bucknam
Photo by Mark Frey

Monday, September 12, 2016

Quilts Bound for Mayan Families

A new shipment is on its way. The first quilt is from my sister Linda in Palm Desert.

The next two are by one of my sister's friend, Marta, also from Palm Desert.

This is one of the charity quilts from my sister's Lunch Bunch in Palm Desert.  This one was pieced by Pam M.

This colorful quilt, Flash Dance, was pieced by Rosie from Seattle.

This is a collaboration between Rosie and Pat S. in Anchorage.

This is another by Pat S. in Anchorage.
Pat B. in Idaho has donated more than 20 tops! They are all so colorful and quirky!

This charm quilt is from Melisse in Ridgefield.

And these last 3 are mine. I've had lots of fun using up scraps in these alphabet quilts. The quilt at the bottom started with scraps leftover from the purses I make.

Mastery Exhibit in the News

Here are links to two articles about the Mastery exhibit at the Dairy Barn in the Columbus Dispatch and the Athens Post. The exhibit is also featured in the October/November issue of Quilters Newsletter!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Familiar Terrain Opens in Auburn, Washington

Familiar Terrain
Mixed Media Paintings by Bonnie Bucknam 
August 31 - October 26, 2016
Cheryl Sallee Gallery
Auburn Arts Commission and Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation
Auburn Senior Community Center
808 Ninth Street SE
Auburn, Washington

The exhibit features 14 mixed media landscape paintings by Bonnie.
See news article here .  

 Approaching the Storm
c 2014 Bonnie M. Bucknam

Pond Near Salmon Creek
c 2014 Bonnie M. Bucknam

c 2014 Bonnie M. Bucknam

The Valley on Fire
c 2014 Bonnie M. Bucknam

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Gallery Talk Videos from Mastery Exhibit

Gallery Talk videos from the Mastery: Sustaining Momentum exhibit at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio are now online. It's pretty interesting to see what the artists have to say, plus you get a peak at the work.  Click here to view.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Guatemala Bound Volume 2 Available

Guatemala Bound Volume 2: One Hundred Quilts for Mayan Families is now available for purchase on Blurb.com.  The book documents the first 100 quilts sent to the Mayan Families non-profit in Panajachel, Guatemala, for their Kids in Need program. The book is available in several formats, including hard and soft cover, and PDF.  Congratulations and a big thanks to all who contributed.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

New Shipment Guatemala Bound

Nine quilts were shipped to Guatemala Friday.  Here are the latest.

Safari by Melisse in Ridgefield WA.

 This one is from Pat in Idaho.

This one is from Pat in Anchorage.

These two "jelly roll race" quilts are by a group of friends in Vancouver WA.

This is from Patti in Anchorage.

This one is from Kimberly in Oregon City.

These last two were donated by folks in Anchorage.

Thanks again to all the contributors.  The kids in Guatemala will be thrilled.