Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Journey into Art Quilting

A group of 16 fabric artists, a colorful subset of the Clark County Quilters, will
display vibrant wall hangings and three-dimensional fabric sculpture during the
month of February at Second Story Gallery. 

 "Fairy Dust in the Wind" by Dianne Kane

The handwork artists include Beth Heurlin, Geri Kromminga, Eileen Davis Elliott, Donna Aase, Kathy Baumann, Lorna Crawford, Louise Deatherage, Abbie Dick, Dianne Kane, Maxine Kinne, Barbara Neill, Virginia O'Donnell, elinor peace bailey, Judith Phelps, Jane Walgren and Beverly Woodard.  

They formed the Art Quilt Group in 2005 as a way of exploring the more artistic side of the quilting hobby.  

“The goal was to push us beyond our personal comfort zones and encourage us to create using new and innovative techniques,” said Dianne Kane, who resides in Camas.

She confided that the group has a “no rules” understanding.  The members also tackle challenges where they attempt a new technique, design or color combination.  One involved the Old Masters of oil painting, another involved altered clothing.  

“Our challenges have been terrific stretches and learning opportunities for us.,” said Kane.  “The results are quite diverse.  It seems to be a different member each time who wows us with her results.”

Aptly called “Our Journey into Art Quilting,” the show is the latest chapter in a library tradition of displaying quilts during February.

The women will be on hand to discuss their non-traditional craft at a public reception on  Friday, Feb. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Please join us at the
Artists' Opening Reception
Friday, February 1

The show continues through Saturday, February 23 at Second Story Gallery, upstairs in the Camas Public Library in downtown Camas at 625 NE 4th Avenue.  The gallery is open during regular library hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.