formerly known as A Quilt for Two Rivers. Two Rivers, Three Sisters–among 67 entries from 19 states, the winning title was submitted by Teresa Mitchell of Star, Idaho. Truly a masterpiece of modern folk art
Wow! What a fun evening I have had.
My dear friend Kristin and I attended the Artist Reception for the Two Rivers, Three Sisters and the Falls of Whychus this evening
at the Black Butte Ranch Lodge.
It is always fantastic featuring beautiful quilts,
tasty hors d’œuvre
and terrific conversation
catching up with old and meeting new friends
surrounded by a full 40-foot installation of these striking quilt arts.
Visualize the enormous effort to align each piece and hang in such perfection
just as each remarkable quilter focused on each seam, each panel…pieced together different fabric to make a unified whole, with the big picture in mind.
This is a quilt exhibit you have to plan to spend hours in,
not just one to run in and run out of.
Take your time and see the treasured landscape as it is.
Abundance of inspiring ideas.
Most beautiful collaborative masterpieces.
Stunning designs, styles and colors!
This is a close up of Donna Rice’s quilt.
Donna is one of my favorite designers, also one of the masterminds behind the big Whychus Creek quilt. Beautiful quilt. I know I am not alone to think she does wonderful work.
I do not normally like a lot of browns and yellows, but this one by Mary Koons
is fantastic. I love the use of color (and with my favorite purple peeking through back.)
Plus a great part of the reception…you may take home a piece of this unique and completed work, a masterpiece of contemporary American fiber art. It was one of the ideas I had suggested to Ann Richardson when we were at the Quiltworks gallery exhibit in April.
Love ’em all.
Can you feel the magic of the evening and–through this incredible unique effort–how we may connect with our forests and preciousness of the river in different ways and help spread awareness of the value of wild, scenic rivers and native fish?
Two very special places here, Whychus Creek and the Metolius River.
A bewildering tale it tells. “…the story of how important our rivers and fish have been from Native American times to the present. The theme of native fish returning to home waters is visible in many of the quilt panels.” said Ann Richardson, Executive Director of Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Thank you Ann and everyone who made this a reality. I’m still high on fiber fumes. It’s been a privilege to follow this innovative project up close since early in the year to its glorious completion.
The quilts hit the road for a tour after Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.
Summer in Sisters, Oregon, can’t be beat. It’s where you may do all of your early Christmas shopping! Hope to see you there in July 😀
Imagine how life might be different if I pursued every relationship as if it would not be there tomorrow…
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…)