Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Umpqua Valley Show 2016

The Umpqua Valley Quilters' Guild Show is in April every year, they reserve a space for the Fyber Cafe textile arts group to show our yearly challenges. This year's challenges are "She Flies With Her Own Wings" which is the Oregon state motto, and "The Path Less Traveled" which has a continuous path routed through all 12 wall hangings. My "Flies" entry is a raw edge collage of my cousin's granddaughter, sitting on the lawn with her pet chickens. I put real feathers in her hands, and I can just see her pretending to fly with her pets. Previous post photos did not have the quilting/thread painting yet. I use a lot of close stitching with matching rayon thread, sometimes accent colors for more detail. The hexagon background had wonderful texture, that you could really see best from the back.
My "Path" entry was shown in this previous post, click here, it is a collage of my own photographs printed on fabric and raw edge applique to outline and accent.
The entire "The Path Less Traveled" display, fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. It was suggested when we choose the theme, to have wavy edges. I don't think everyone realized it would create some challenging sharp points on the individual pieces, many of us used a facing to finish our art pieces, instead of traditional quilt binding.
The "Flies" display took two sections, but had a few things scattered thru the rest of our display, Vi's two stuffed dolls hung on either side of the aisle. Our info table had two 3-D bowls made by Amy and some 3-D vessels by Lorraine.
Cheryl's sculptures in needle felting are truly wonderful little characters. They have so much personality! She teaches needle felting classes at Knotty Lady on Jackson St. in Roseburg. To see the complete display of the Fyber Cafe show exhibit, click here. I am linking this to Nina-Marie's "Off the Wall Friday" click on the badge in the right hand column to see what other textile artists are doing this week.

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