Monday, September 26, 2011

LQTM Quilt Festival

This coming weekend is the Quilt Festival at La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. ( There will be 180 quilts on display in Maple Hall, as well as many quilts throughout town on the Quilt Walk. The museum itself has three exhibits, including "Spirit of the West", with work from the Association of Pacific West Quilters. I will be there helping with admissions and answering questions at the Board booth. This is the first year the show will be juried and judged. I have two pieces, shown here. A detail of Leaves on the Dawn and Abundance (messenger bag).

Sunday, September 18, 2011

glass collaboration - quilt like

The Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, WA, has an annual auction of work from invited artists. Lin McJunkin, an artist who works in glass, was asked to put together a glass collaboration of artists who work in anything but glass. Several of us gathered at Lin's to do our pieces and others met at the auction preview to create their pieces "live". We actually each did two squares so Lin had a bit to choose from in composing the final piece. It was such a hit at the auction, that she was asked to combine the 2nd squares into another piece for sale. Lin created the back piece to the platter, about 12", I think.
Mine is the center square.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Anacortes Art Festival and Art at the Port

A few months ago, a committee with the Anacortes Arts Festival (Washington state) asked several textile artists in the Skagit Valley community to each create a piece of art that would be displayed together as a banner. The banner welcomes people to the Art at the Port fine art exhibition of the three day festival, one of the largest in the Pacific Northwest. Each year more pieces will be added. My piece is on the far left banner, in the middle. I have a close up picture...hiding somewhere in my virtual file folder.