Quilt for Two Rivers: A Metolius Meander

February 25, 2012 at 4:56 am 3 comments

Fiber artists collaborating on the Quilt for Two Rivers are blogging about their quilt panels for the 40-foot masterpiece-in-progress which honors Sisters, Oregon’s Treasured Landscapes.  Featured this week: 

“A METOLIUS MEANDER”

Section #11 of the Quilt for Two RiversImage

25”x30”

My heart and my soul belong to the Metolius basin.  There was never any question that my focus would be on this beautiful and magical river valley.  I fell in love with Camp Sherman and the Metolius River when I was a young girl.  And since 1972 I have been a permanent resident of Camp Sherman.

My piece, “A Metolius Meander,” showcases a rustic cabin nestled in among the towering ponderosa, larch, fir and aspen trees that grow so majestically along the Metolius River.  The color of the dirt, pine needles, lichen and cinders come alive to add even more interest and texture.  This piece has been “painted” using commercial fabrics. It also includes both raw-edge and hand appliqué as well as machine and hand quilting.

— Tonye Belinda Phillips

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nan Moore  |  February 26, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Love this piece!

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  • 2. Joanna  |  February 29, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Tonye’s style is so recognizable — I knew it was hers at first glance. Nice work! Can’t wait to see the entire project.

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  • 3. Carole K  |  March 1, 2012 at 10:38 am

    This is fantastic, Tonye! I love the Metolius, too. Once, I was at the store in Camp Sherman, and put my feet in the cold water there. Out of the family members present, I was the one who stayed in the longest! that water is cold, but what a treaure. So thankful that so many people are restoring Whychus Creek and the Basin.

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