Thursday, May 24, 2007

Hands at Work: Textiles from the Columbia Stitchery Guild

Exhibit to attend:

I was only vaguely aware that this was going on, and have learned little about it. From what I can tell, it is a fantastic exhibit of textile art! For all of you in the Portland area - go support the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center. They don't charge admission, but ask for a donation. And if the Columbia Stitchery Guild grabs your interest, check them out here. One of their members is Barbara Shapel, a quilter and teacher in the Portland area. I took her machine quilting class last year at Fibers in Motion and loved it! She is very talented and is known for making two-sided quilts, where the front is a mirror of the back, such as a sun image on the front with a moon image on the back and the circles are in the "same" place on front and back. When the images are quilted, the quilting looks equally good on both sides. Very cool. Very challenging. Or as I tell my students, it's not hard to do, it's just hard to make it look good!

1 comment:

Katy said...

"it's not hard to do, it's just hard to make it look good!" ... oh how the words of wisdom sting!