I met Fiberexplorations friends Torrie and Deb on Sat. morning and we started the show with a special exhibit from the Portland book and quilt group, Cover to Cover. Their theme this year was from the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Here are three of those quilts:
|"Connectivity" by Dianne Kane, Camas WA.|
And the next one features circular motifs attached together with real gears.
[9/16/13 UPDATE: Thanks to Dianne Kane for providing more info on these three quilts!]
|"Suspended in Time" by Dianne Kane, Camas WA.|
|by Judith Phelps, Battle Ground WA|
Next, in the outdoor courtyard/deli of Clearwater Gallery, we saw quilts made by students of Jean Wells, using her improvisational style of quiltmaking, inlcuding pieces from two Fiberexplorations' members:
|"Under the Canopy of Autumn" by Deb Sorem.|
|and this one by Erika Close (title to be added).|
|Detail of Erika's quilt.|
On the other side of Clearwater Gallery, just after we ran into Erika, we found our Fiberexplorations' challenge quilt.
|Fiberexplorations "Painted Canvas" challenge quilt (with morning shadows!)|
|L to R: Torrie, Joanna (me), and Erika, Deb|
The quilt show organizers thoughtfully arranged another quilt by Deb to hang next to our group's challenge quilt. As Deb explained previously, "I took my granddaughters' names and worked them into kaleidoscopes. The traditional Grandmother's Flower Garden pattern was a favorite of mine, and my mother made one for me as a wedding present. I repeated the shape of the hexagons in this contemporary version."
|"Grandmother's Secret Flower Garden" by Deb Sorem.|
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