Thursday, October 6, 2016

2016 Quilt & Fibers Arts Festival ~ La Conner, WA ~

2016 Quilt & Fibers Arts Festival

The annual Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival in La Conner, WA was wonderful with exceptional work form international fiber artists.  My piece, "Moon Over Bourbon Street," was honored with the award of second place in the category of Fiber Art - Created Textiles.
Moon Over Bourbon Street
  The current exhibit, Beauty of Japan, at the Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum surpassed all of my expectations. The scope, design, and craftsmanship of the work displayed was exceptional. 

"Forty years ago, American patchwork quilts were introduced to many Japanese and the colorful quilts brought much joy to them. When silk was used to make quilts in Japan, it became the Japanese specialty and brought much attention.
The silks we use to make the quilts are from very old kimonos that are taken apart because they could no longer be used as wearables. The pieces of silk are revitalized as patchwork quilts. My students took much time and effort with respect to the fabric to create the quilts.They are original creations with designs, colors, and appliqu├ęs of flowers and vegetation."

Sachiko Yoshida, Guest Curator   
Colors ~ backside
The Colors of Japanese Fabrics


1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Rickie! It looks like an amazing show!