The groups keep doing on-line meetings and sharing feelings, activities, information and projects. It is a way of being together!
Here are some of the works
SEATTLE – WA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP NOTES
The crow, Cheeky, speaks for himself – he will be at the Quilt and Fiberart Museum in LaConner – if it happens.
The round one is for a TextileArtist.org challenge to stitch with plastic.
The other is for local show, object is to express some positive ideas during the covid crisis – Take Joy – base has list of ways we can still find joy in our lives, the young lady is enjoying shade of tree, good book, cat to cuddle, basket of apples to snack on, flowers, grass and robin’s song.
Terry Berg created pouches with grommets for the openings and porcelain faces from molds she made and a poppy for temperance.
NORTH PENINSULA – WA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP NOTES
I was exploring a couple of shibori techniques, using logwood, and over dyeing some with fustic or pomegranate or just mixing the fustic and logwood.
Some of the pieces are scarves and some is just fabric to make a top out of.
My projects are similar to banana bread (lots of that at our house since March): easy, soothing projects, with an emphasis on using the stash and not starting too many new projects before older ones are completed. Old Martha Stewart Living pattern for crocheted snowflakes for “Crocheting with copper wire“. Especially soothing was the painting I did on paper that was then stamped with gold and folded into origami to embellish notecards. Finally, “Red and Yellow, Blue and Green” is what I had finished last night, expecting to submit it for the Wilderbee Farm exhibit. It was inspired by Freddy Moran’s Faces project,
I don’t do raw-edge quilting or applique, so every component is either faced or made from a tube.
“Walkabout” ´s inspiration: Even as Covid is making humans shelter in place, seasons pass, nature go on. We to go on, each taking unique paths.
“Who needs a haircut” put on her mask to greet the public at The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center in a current show titled Well + Being running through August 30th.Here’s the digital catalogue http://www.pafac.org/wellbeing.html#PhotoSwipe1594524079787
Caryl Fallert-Gentry www.bryerpatch.com
My latest quilt is “Guanaco”, inspired by our trip to Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Chile in February.
On one of our hikes, we found a large heard of Guanacos, who did not seem to mind if we walked among them and took their pictures. We also noticed that each heard had a sentry posted on top of a nearby hill to warn the group when a puma was in the area. This photo reminded me of one of the sentries.To create the design, I combined elements from two different photos with digital painting. One photo was of the guanacos, and the other was of the Andes mountain range, shrouded in clouds. The background was digitally painted, and the edges were faded to white. The finished design was printed by Spoonflower in two pieces and appliqued together to form the complete image. The matching binding strips were printed at the same time.The image of the guanaco is very heavily quilted with dozens of different colors of thread and the sky and outer edges are quilted in a meandering, and spiraling pattern.
Sue Gale, Leslie Dickinson and Deb Olson in “Long and Narrow”
July – September 2020The inspiration for this exhibit came from thinking about the display itself rather than any thoughts of the works to be created in terms of color, subject or technique. Simply exploring this form encouraged us to create pieces that make our minds work more vertically, with composition and focus in a different arrangement. Vertical lines can often create a sense of calm, even though a variety of themes, colors, materials and techniques are involved. Artists on exhibit are:
Sue Gale firstname.lastname@example.org 1.Buttoned Up! 2.Love is Love is Love 3.Leaf Play
Leslie Dickinson Ig: PTLeslie. 4.Crossroads 5. Circular Wander 6.Treasure Boxes.
7.Random Chaos. 8.Lime Squeeze
Debra Olson email@example.com 9.Cosmos 10. Celestial Ensemble 11. All About Stars 12. Small Stories 13. Leaf Prints 14.MeditationsWeb site Fiber Habit Window
LOCAL TEXTILE ARTISTS OFFER WINDOW EXHIBIT
OF 8 X 12” PIECES CREATED DURING SHUTDOWN
Hand embroidery, free-motion and hand stitching, applique, quilting, boro, felting, beading, crochet, hand-dyeing, rust-dyeing, resist-dyeing, mixed-media and silk painting are among the techniques used by 15 North Olympic Surface Design Association members in dozens of pieces now exhibited in the chapter’s Uptown Port Townsend “Fiber Habit” display window at 675 Tyler St. and online at https://sda-np.com/fiber-habit-june-2020.
The exhibition was on view from the sidewalk until July 5, each piece is a response to the chapter’s challenge to create pieces 8 x 12 inches in size while sheltering at home. Artists represented include:
Sequim: Linda Carlson, “Coppery Strands” and “Inspired by Boro” Liisa Fagerlund, “Over the Garden Fence” and “Dungeness Moss and Lichen”
Port Angeles: Evette Allerdings, “Focus”; Barbara Houshmand, “Hanging by a Thread” and “One Last Tree” Port Townsend: Leslie Dickinson, “Isolation” and “Pandemic”; Sue Gale, Untitled; Pat Herkal, “Hope”; Kindy Kemp, Untitled; Debra Olson, “Paper Leaves” and “The 2020 Times”; Janice Speck, “Oranges and Lemon” and “Give a Dog a Bone”; Erika Wurm, “Starret Tufted Puffin”
Marrowstone:Joyce Gordon, “Rust and Stitch”
Port Ludlow: Elaine Girard,” Here’s Hope”; Carol Reynolds, Untitled Port Hadlock: Mary Tyler, Untitled
NORTH SOUND – WA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP NOTES
SOUTH CENTRAL – WA SURFACE DESIGN GROUP NOTES
Members have been busy even though we cannot meet in person.
Suzie Forsyth shared a photo of a red felted jacket that she is working on. We can hardly wait to see the finished product.
Deborah Ann shared photos of two of her recent art quilts: “Amaryllis” and “Clay Pots”.
Vicki Gerton shared images of two of her mindless sewing projects that she completed during the lockdown using Bojagi – Korean stitching technique- to piece together her dyed silk fabric scraps to make ruanas.
She also made two small purses using some handwoven cotton fabric scraps.
Vicki also shared images of 20 8 x 8 inch fabric squares that she is going to send to an exhibition and Congressional donation for the Violet Protest.
The Violet Protest is a public effort to send 50 hand-made textile squares to each and every member of Congress in support of these core American values:
• Civility and Respect • Citizenship • Compromise • Country over party and corporate influence. • Courage • Candor • Compassion • Creativity
Whether we knit, crochet, quilt, or embroider all 26,750 of these squares — through this social action, and from every corner of America; we as makers of all political persuasions, believe we can employ our willing spirit and our talents to contribute to healing divisions that threaten our country. This collection of textile squares will be first displayed at Phoenix Art Museum, in the Spring of 2021, before they are sent to the new
117th Congress by late 2021.
You can read about the Violet Protest at www.violetprotest.com
SDA Members in National Basketry Organization’s Members in Print 2 Exhibition
SDA-WA Members Nancy Loorem-Adams, Lanny Bergner, Danielle Bodine, Barbara De Pirro, and Dorothy McGuinness artwork has been juried into the NBO’s second biennial Members in Print Exhibition. Artwork is featured in the Summer 2020 edition of Basketry, NBO’s full color magazine . This year’s theme is Patterns and Textures.
Juror Jo Stealy, Ph.D. (newly retired head of the fiber program at the University of Missouri) selected the artwork from 263 entries and photos
WA Regional SDA Meetings
Due to the COVID-19 situation, please contact the area leader
Eastside—For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Peninsula—Please, contact Sue Gale for more information email@example.com
North Sound (Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties)—The group is having virtual meetings. As soon as we can, we’ll be going back to in person meetings. I’ll keep up updated. Area Leader Valerie Wootton firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle– The Seattle group meeting will be on August 12 from 11 to 1, online. Please, contact Cynthia for more information email@example.com.
South Central— Vicki Gerton will again be hosting a Zoom meeting for August 12, starting at 10 am. Please email Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like an invitation to attend the meeting. We will have a design challenge and members will be showing their recent surface design work.
South Sound—Please contact Faith Hagenhofer at email@example.com for more information.
Surface Design Study Group– Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To attend the group, you can register by droppingby BARN, calling Tammie at BARN at (206) 842-4475 x216
Vancouver, WA—Please contact Sharon Svec firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
Whidbey Island—The meetings are held on second Tuesday of themonthand typically run from 9:30 am to noon. Area Leaders—Debra Calkins (email@example.com), Mary Burks (firstname.lastname@example.org) and membership chairperson Natalie Olsen (email@example.com) http://www.whidbeyislandsurfacedesign.com.