“Fabrications: The Art of Quilting” Reception & Exhibit
In partnership with the Art in the Atrium @ Franklin Crossing, the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show kicked off its third annual Fabrications – The Art of Quilting Exhibit at the First Friday Art Walk in Bend on March 7.
The only juried art and contemporary quilt exhibit in Central Oregon includes forty quilts by 30 different artists. The show was juried by quilter, Sheila Finzer of Terrebonne, and water colorist and arts educator, Judy Hoiness of Bend. Jurist Finzer notes, “The artists pushed the envelope with the varied use of surface design and manipulation of the fabrics.” According to jurist Hoiness, “More artists are taking risks making this exhibit stunning in its color and dimension.” Jean Wells, quilter and founder of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, said, ” This is truly an inspired regional showcase featuring the tremendous creativity, innovation, and talent of fiber artists from Central Oregon and beyond.”
Attendees at the reception were able to mix and mingle with more than 15 quilt artists, enjoy live music from Jazz Bros!, and indulge in savory appetizers from Noi Thai. It was a fun and lively evening paying tribute to the artists and their artistic vision. Visit our Facebook page for a complete library of photos.
About a third of the quilts are for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, a non-profit organization known for its annual outdoor quilt show – the largest of its kind in the world – on Saturday July 12. While educating the public about quilt making, the organization continues to carry out the American tradition of quilters, helping to meet community needs. According to Jeanette Pilak, Executive Director of SOQS, “In the past ten years, SOQS has raised more than $80,000 for our community partners, making the Quilt Show a year-round important citizen of the town.”
Fabrications-The Art of Quilting Exhibit will be on display until March 30 at the Franklin Crossing Building located at 55 NW Franklin Avenue in downtown Bend. To purchase a quilt or for more information, contact Billy Turner, art consultant, Franklin Crossing exhibition curator at 503-780-2828 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammy Ambrose, Events Director, Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show