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Though I haven’t been writing about my sewing practice much at all, in my real life I’ve been doing little else but stitching stitching.  Stitching.  Thursday I delivered eight red and white quilts to the Corvallis Art Center where they will be on view September 1-27, in two small venues at the Art Center called The Corrine Woodman Gallery.  The main show will be two well-known quilters Bonnie Bucknam and Linda McLaughlin.  I’ll be “giving remarks” (uh oh…) at a brown-bag lunch “moment” at noon on Wednesday, September 9th.  If you can take time to see the show, I’d appreciate some feedback.

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The exhibition curator Hester Coucke specifically requested the red and white quilts so I have included four older quilts, three new quilts made for this show, and one “rescue quilt” (an old vintage top bought at a thrift store and quilted by me.)  The concatenations of stitches running through all eight quilts bring together my life for at least the last eight years or so…many are named for places (New Mexico, Italy, Seattle, Shaw Island), places where I worked on them or dreamed them up…all include found fabric, all are hand-quilted.  Here’s a peek…

Italian Red and white during

Italian Red and white

alphabet log cabin

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New Mexico during

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Straight from Belgium

red scraps

Shaw Island during

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If I wish I had counted something it would be how many times I’ve threaded a needle…

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(Luckily I was able to get a professional art mover for this…)

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Phew.  On to the next…Art Laundry starts this Monday…Public ironing daily 2-4 except Sunday…opening Wednesday September 2.  An installation considering art work, women’s work, and the spaces between.  Bonnie Hull and Carolyn Schneider…211 Commercial Street NE…come see us.  Daily between August 24th and September 4th, except for Sunday August 30th (when we’ll need to go to the movies…)

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