Sunday, November 11, 2012

Rhythm and Hues

Ray and I drove over to Tillamook, Oregon, near the coast, today for the artists' reception at the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center. It was the opening of our High Fiber Diet Show, Rhythm and Hues. It's about an hour and a half drive, over the coast range, from Portland to Tillamook and today it was gray and rainy all the way and pouring rain in Tillamook. And, honestly, the dreary, dark day just made our exhibit look all the better! It was so lovely to walk into all that warmth and color.

Elizabeth Bamberger, Mary Arnold and Bonnie Bucknam with Bonnie's 
gorgeous work on the stand at the left behind them. I would liked to have seen a background behind it that offered more contrast, but it was still stunning.

My piece, "Rockin' and Rollin'", Gerrie Congdon's "Crop Circles" and my "Nasturtium Dance."

Do you see the little red dot next to my nasturtiums? That means it sold! Woo hoo! I met the woman who bought it and she was charming—a weaver. In fact she is a retired professor who taught weaving at the University of Idaho for many years. The U of I is Ray's alma mater so they hit it off. She taught there when Ray was a student there, but as a math major, he never took a weaving class. They discussed the need for weavers to know a little math and how frequently they don't!

Chris Brown has been working on a series of fabric sculpture horses. This small one, sitting on a chair is quite striking and very whimsical.

If you are on the Oregon Coast any time between now and January 5, stop in and take a look at the exhibit, as well as the rest of the center.


  1. Congratulations on your sale! Hopefully I'll have a chance to get over to Latimer before the show ends.

  2. Hey, congrats both on being in the exhibit and on a sale already. :D That's pretty darned exciting!

  3. Nice to see pictures of the exhibit - there is no chance I will drive up there in the winter. It might snow on me!
    Congratulations on the sale, I hope the weaving lady enjoys the quilt as much as I enjoy your work in TCQC. Love, Del