Crystal Belle, a Garden Fairy by Crystal Colombo. People’s Choice Winner, 2016 Challenge: See Jane Sew
This is so adorable. I can see this little fairy in my garden – probably in a greenhouse or garden shed so she keeps dry.
To see more of the winning pieces from the 2016 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival you need to hie yourself to the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum where they are displayed until November 20th 2016.
Mrs Bean and the new house
We are now the proud owners of a house in Milwaukie, Oregon. It’s about a foot south of Portland, Oregon. Close to transport ie. the light rail and buses everywhere. About a mile from the Williamette river and downtown Milwaukie.
I get to have a big studio again as my very nice husband offered me the master bedroom for my work. It looks out onto a small garden which in turn looks out onto a green space. It feels like we have acres of forest to breath in. Plus there is a redwood in the garden which is only a baby – it has a trunk circumference of 14ft!
Still in the throes of remodeling but we hope to be installed sometime in October. Looking forward to the next stage of our lives.
Fabrications opened at the ArtReach Gallery in downtown Portland. The pieces for the show were selected from quilts made by members of the Columbia FiberArts Guild.
Two of my fractal quilts are showing at the Fabrications exhibition.The Cliffs of Progress and Lydia. Both are fractal based designs.
The Cliffs of Progress by Rose Rushbrooke
Lydia by Rose Rushbrooke
The East Room of the Latimer Quilt and Textiles Center, Tillamook, Oregon
A couple of weekends ago we drove out to Tillamook, Oregon. The town of the fantastic cheese factory. And butter, and ice cream. What a cool place.
On the way I kept noticing signs for the Latimer Quilt and Textiles Center. How did I not know this was so close? My usual head in the clouds obliviousness I suppose. Well, now I know.
This year they exhibited 2 contemporary quilt artists – Barbara Shapel and Larkin Van Horn. I am impressed.
Arriving in Portland
We made it all the way across America. It was clear weather all the way…… until we reached Portland, Oregon. I think we would have been disappointed if hadn’t rained. After all, this is what everyone thinks of when they think of the North West.
Anyhow – we are back on track, business as usual etc.
Will be posting my normal textile and beadwork related notes from now on.