Woman Made Gallery Quilt + Resist

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I just recently found about a new venue for showing resist quilts and I thought I'd pass along the word.  The Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, IL has put out a new call for entry for an exhibit called Quilt + Resist: art. politics, storytelling.  Woman Made Gallery is a non profit art gallery which has shown over 8,000 women artists in the course of their 26 year history (herstory!). 

My three resist quilts have been back home for a few weeks so I was thrilled to have another place to submit them.  I have just completed my entry and if you have any work that fits the theme I hope you'll enter too.  Please pass on the word to any quilters you know who have done resist work.  The entry deadline is August 31, 2018. 

 Only One Earth

Only One Earth

 She Persisted

She Persisted

Modern Strings Deconstructed

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Modern Strings Deconstructed, 45" x 45"

The Mt Bachelor Quilters' Guild Challenge this year has the theme, "String Theory".  It was open to any interpretation and I had an original idea that was kind of involved.  In the end I wanted to get it done quickly so when I found a partially complete quilt in the closet during my big clean out I came up with a new idea.  The old project was You + Me by Heather Jones. It's a simple string quilt and not one that I would normally do. 

The only reason I had it at all is because I attended the MQG SewDown in Portland, OR in 2014.  There were four teachers and all attendees had to attend every class.  I went mostly to take a class with Sherri Lynn Wood, but I went to all of them.  Anyway, I got all the grey and white blocks done in the class, but then it sat in the closet for 4 years.  I decided to cut up the blocks and do my own thing.

I matched the gray, white and orange with a wonderful denim blue chambray.  I was hot off of some other hand quilted projects and so I decided to do this one as well.  It went quickly. I think it took about a week to hand quilt.  

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One of the rules of the challenge is that the quilts remain secret until after the big reveal at our July meeting.  At that meeting the membership votes on favorites.  The winners will be announced later in the year. 

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Anyway, that's why this is the first anyone has seen of it online.  I washed this one after quilting so it's all crinkled up and cuddly.  By the way, the yellow quilting thread was a somewhat random choice. I decided I didn't want to just do white and after laying out several colors the yellow just seemed right.

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Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show :: Part 7

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The courtyard of the Clearwater Gallery is a favorite stop for everyone visiting the show.  The Central Oregon SAQA group always shows the current year's challenge here and for the past two years this is where the Storybook quilts are located.  

The SAQA challenge this year had the theme Threads that Bind and the format is 18" x 40" either horizontal or vertical.  There are some great quilts here.  Sorry my photos aren't great the dappled light made it difficult.  

This is the last post for this year's quilt show.  I hope you enjoyed the little tour and are maybe thinking of visiting someday if you haven't been to it yet.  

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The next group of photos are from the Storybook Quilts.  This is the second year for this fundraiser where local quilters make pieces that measure about 24" x 30".  The pages are turned by volunteers throughout the day giving visitors a chance to see and ask questions about each quilt.  I didn't get photos of all the quilts, but you can see below there is quite a variety of styles.  Something to please everyone!

 Candy Woods

Candy Woods

 June Jaeger

June Jaeger

 Tonye Belinda Phillips

Tonye Belinda Phillips

 Leotie Richards

Leotie Richards

 Helen Brisson

Helen Brisson

 Donna Rice

Donna Rice

 and me!

and me!

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show :: Part 6

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Last year was the first year that the Cherrywood Fabrics challenge quilts came to the Sisters Quilt Show.  That was the Lion King exhibit.  I thought that was pretty awesome, but this Van Gogh exhibit is just amazing!  The only quibble I have is that the exhibit room is a bit too small for so many visitors.  I could have taken photos of every single quilt, it was that good.  But it was crowded and hot and it seemed pointless to try, so when I discovered they sell an exhibit catalog and could ship it for free I was all in!  If you haven't yet heard of these challenges (hard to believe, but there's always a possibility) check out the website here.  You can still buy catalogs from all the previous challenges (Wicked, The Lion King and Van Gogh) and you can pre-order this year's challenge Prince (lots of purple!).  These really are beautiful little gems.  Enjoy!

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Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show :: Part 5

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Hey everybody- are you ready for Quilt Camp?  This special exhibit was organized by Kathy Deggendorfer to celebrate her new fabric line called Quilter's Road Trip.  What fun to see all these adorable vintage trailers in one spot.  I am making notes for future trailer ornaments.  Enjoy!

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