Exploring Layers – Oregon SAQA Exhibit

May 11th, 2015

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I promised some Facebook friends that I would post photos of the SAQA Oregon Exploring Layers show. I sat the gallery on Saturday and had time to take photos. Above is Jill Hoddick’s South Rim, Grand Canyon and one of Chris Brown’s charming horse sculptures, View from Rowena Crest.

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Paulette Landers does exquisite layered abstract pieces that look like paintings: I Once Saw a Tree.

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This is Sheila Finzer’s You are Unique.saqacarol

Carol Heist is a wonderful surface designer. She works such magic with textiles: Fractured Green.

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This is Swept Away by Sara Miller.

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This is Sahalie Falls by Amanda Miller. She has used a lovely combination of machine quilting, hand stitching and couched threads in this. This piece sold at an earlier show.

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Layers of Influence by Karen Bates.

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Another horse from Chris: One Who Looks Back.

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Mary Arnold’s Strata. This was facing the window of the gallery so I had to take an angled photo.

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Food Value by Betty Daggett – this was also in the window.

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Santa Fe Fences – Sculpted by Time, Sand, Sun. This piece sold here at our last venue. Bravo, Diane Born!!

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Mary Goodson’s painted piece, From Water to Ice. This also sold at our current exhibit space.

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Laura Jaszkowski’s Rift Valley. saqabeard

Aspen Lea by Catherine Beard. I love this, of course. Surprised it has not sold.

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On the left is Rejuvenation by Jean Wells and on the right, Polychromatic Pool by Betty Gientke.

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On the left, another piece by Paulette Landers, Ancient Memories and on the right, Rivets 2 by Sidnee Snell.

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This is the second piece made by my friend Suzy Bates –Riches to Rags – the first one sold at our very first venue.

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Here is a second piece by Sidnee – Sliced Not Diced.

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Canyon de Chelley, 1973 by Anne Daughty.

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Pathways by Georgia French.

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Cascade by Nancy Bryant.

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Summer Harvest by Amanda Miller.

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This is Diane English’s After the Fire II.

I didn’t post a photo of Walking with Scooter and Mr C – you have seen it often enough.

I have been busy since I last posted. I made it through my first art quilt workshop at Trinity. I had a lovely Mother’s day with my girls.

I have also been working on my Master Class May assignment. More about that tomorrow!

Wordless Wednesday

May 6th, 2015

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Art Quilt Workshop Prep

May 5th, 2015

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I am getting ready to teach an art quilting class for our multi-generational art program at Trinity. We will have no sewing machines so I got permission from Laura Wasilowski to pattern my class after her wonderful little hand-stitched art quilts. This is my class sample that I am working on. I have some stitching done.

I love this part soooo much. Slow stitching – ahhhhh!

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The class will be on Wednesday nights for the next 4 weeks – an hour and a half per class. So part of my planning is parsing out the steps to a finished quilt. For those who get done early, I will have them make fiber postcards.

I bought several batiks for them to use for the background fused to black felt. I have lots and lots of fused scraps that I am bringing in for them to use for their creations.

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There are so many things to think of. I will try to take photos as we go along.

I was exhausted after the SAQA conference and then I had a backlog of SDA work to do. Today, I am feeling rested and energetic again.

Printed Fabric Bee – April Edition

May 3rd, 2015

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I was Queen Bee this month and it was a good thing. I have been so busy I would have had a hard time printing fabric for someone else. I chose geometry as my theme and I can’t wait to see how my friends interpret this.  If you would like to win the giveaway set, leave a comment here on my blog and on the Printed Fabric Bee Blog. I will select a winner on May 15th. Good luck!

Moving Outside With The Fiber Rebels

April 29th, 2015

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It has been a week since I posted, but honestly, I have been very busy! I finished up my four seasons piece for the Moving Outside exhibit. I created an 18 by 24 inch plastic sign for the exhibit and started plans for my workshop that I am doing at Trinity next month.

We installed the exhibit this morning and it really looks great. Up above is the piece by Betty Daggett and Jean Wells. They were inspired by a Chihuly installation, titled Call of the Wind.

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This is  Ephemeral, a lovely piece by Carol Heist.

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I just love this horse by Chris Brown. It is fashioned from telephone wire and fabric bits. Click it to see it larger.

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This is a piece by Janet Hiller from Eugene. She repurposed a quilt that she had made and had friends and family write messages on it. It is titled, An Old Story.

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Barbara Friedson created these shoes with words and symbols, titled, Walk in My Shoes.

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We all had fun helping Laura Jaszkowski lace bomb this tree. It is titled, Fragments. The streamers have childhood memories written on them.

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Diane Born made this installation titled, The Spiral of Life.

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Here is my piece. I wish I had taken a photo from farther away. I promise I will. We have steel rods inserted between each panel and at the ends. I awoke every night for the past two weeks, worrying about whether this installation would work. With the help of Mr C, it seems quite stable. Here is a detail shot of the winter panel so that you can see how I added some paint marks. I also coated the panels on both sides with Golden matte medium and I am hoping it will hold up to the inevitable rain.

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Here is the sign that I made.

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And here is the flyer I made to have at the SAQA conference. Hoping some people come by to see the exhibit.

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Tomorrow, the conference starts and I have to be their by noon to wear my expert badge to help folks find their way around the hotel and Portland. I will be spending the next few days there. I will be at our exhibit on Saturday afternoon so if you live around Portland, come by and say Hi!