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Super Saturday

Late this morning Mr C and I headed down to Newburg and had lunch at our favorite Oregon fast food restaurant, Burgerville. Then, he dropped me off at the Chehalem Arts Center for Regina Benson’s exhibit and lecture. He headed off for the Erath Vineyards to pick up our wine club edition for the fall.

Regina’s work is really breathtaking in its size and the detail she puts in to each piece.

I love the pieces that are hung on molded aluminum bars.

Her lecture was a slide show of photos showing how she does the discharge  and rusting on such large pieces. It was really educational. She was very generous with her information and gave each of us two swatches of fabric that had been discharged and rusted.

Here she is explaining to us how whe creates these tubes wrapped with shibori discharged silk.

Two views of discharged pieces hanging from the ceiling.

Tonight, Mr C and I had dinner with some old and new friends who were all connected via the old GE days. It was lots of fun.

Terry had an extra copy of Quilting Arts and so I have gotten to see my Rituals quilt of Scooter and Mr C in the magazine. It looks really great!!

I even found some time in the studio this afternoon and got some quilting done on the maverick piece. And did today’s 3 x3.

There are 3 months left in the year and I have yellow-green, blue-purple and yellow orange left to do. I am thinking I will go to the cool side next.

5 Responses to “Super Saturday”

  1. Wow, thanks so much for posting these pictures for us to gasp over, Gerrie. And Congrats again on being featured in the Quilting Arts magazine!

  2. Karen Rips says:

    I would love to see more of Regina’s work in person, it’s really amazing.

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  4. Francoise says:

    Congrats on having your quilt in the magazine.
    Regina Benson’s work is amazing.
    Have a nice Sunday.

  5. Jeannie says:

    Wow! So very beautiful! Regina’s work is just amazing. To find out she is one who loves to share her work and her process makes her even more amazing. I have never embraced discharge, but now ….maybe
    It is hard to believe that there are only three months left of your 3×3 project. Have a wonderful day tomorrow.