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  • Upcoming Event

    Greetings on this fine (if wet and gray) Monday morning. Fall is often a busy time for me with workshops and lectures and this Fall is proving to be no different. About a week and a half ago, I taught and lectured at Northwest Quilting Expo,  some of my classes had better attendance than others but all had enough enrollment for the class to proceed – no cancelled classes YAY. My Simple Sashiko Landscapes was particularly popular and you can look for it to be offered at some of the local shops during the upcoming winter/spring class season.

    Onto the next events – on Monday October 10, I will be giving a presentation for my own guild , Northwest Quilters, on Color Theory – ‘Speaking in Colors’. This lecture is perfect for anyone who wishes to better understand color and how to use it but particularly so if you struggle with picking your own color schemes or if you have ever made a quilt from colors you love only to discover you are not satisfied with the quilt but don’t know what went wrong. The lecture is educational and includes a trunk show of quilts the use or illustrate the principles that will be covered in the lecture.

    The Guild meeting starts at 7pm, non-members are required to pay a $5 fee which is refunded if the attendant chooses to become a member of the guild that evening. I personally think the benefits membership in the guild brings is well worth the $32 dues – access to the extensive library alone would lure me not to mention other activities such as programs, workshops, UFO days and retreats… plus the camaraderie of fellow quilters passionate about this wonderful pursuit.

    A few days after that, I will be in Tillamook teaching two workshops for the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center for their Adult Day Camp; more info on that to come in the next post.

    Extended color wheel of fabric
    Extended color wheel of fabric

  • Columbia River Piecemakers Show – Revisited

    Last week I posted a notice about my participation as a guest artist at the Columbia River Piecemakers Show. In this follow-up post I wanted to share a few pictures and say a few things about the show.

    I was very impressed with the show. The guild is not a very large one but they had a wonderful array of quilts exhibited in a variety of styles – traditional as well as contemporary. I was the guest artist and here are some pictures of my display.

    My display at the show.
    My display at the show.
    Yours truly!
    Yours truly!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I was the Guest Artist but they also had one of their members as the Featured Quilter. Her quilts were varied in design and very scrappy (a woman after my own heart!).

    Featured Quilter Cathy Lundberg with her display
    Featured Quilter Cathy Lundberg with her display

    All the quilts at the show were lovely but one in particular caught my eye, it had an Egyptian theme and I  really liked the cat (Bastet –  to those who are familiar with Egyptian mythology). I was fortunate to meet the quilter and when I told her how much I liked her quilt, she told me that she was inspired by my Jaguar Totem quilt. Hers was Egyptian, mine South American – it’s a small world when it comes to cat icons.

    The cat Bastet
    The cat Bastet
    My South American Jaguar
    My South American Jaguar

  • Quilt Show This Saturday

    I have been invited to show a few of my quilts at the Columbia River Piecemakers Quilt Show this Saturday. Click on the link to get the details – time, place, admission fees etc. They are giving me four quilt standards for my quilts and now I have to make the incredibly hard decision of which quilts to choose out of the literally hundreds of quilts large and small I have in my collection.

    I have decided to hang two large quilts and devote the other two stands to panels featuring a collection of smaller quilts, one will be devoted to my landscapes while the other to my ethnic inspired quilts. Still, even with that narrowed down parameter, I have to choose a crosscut of my work that will hang well together and yet provide some visual variety. This will not be easy and I know what I will be doing today and tomorrow.

    One of the quilts that will be on display at the Columbia River Piecemakers Show this Saturday
    One of the quilts that will be on display at the Columbia River Piecemakers Show this Saturday

    On a related note, a friend of mine – Irena Swanson – is having a one woman show of her work at Reed College in the Vollum College Center Lounge. The lounge is used for meetings and is not readily accessible to the public at predictable hours but she is having an artist’s reception this afternoon (I’m sorry, I should have posted this with more warning) from 4-6 pm. She will also have an open house demo of her unique piecing technique a week from today on September 14 from 2:30 – 6:30 pm. If not the reception tonight, perhaps you can attend the demonstration, it is well worth seeing.