The sponsor of the upcoming show at Yachats Commons asked me to publicize the event on my blog, and I’m delighted to do so and not just because I’m a participant. Not only do I love the Oregon coast, but the show is a fund-raiser for a great cause. As a writer, I’m all about supporting libraries. If that isn’t enough, I had art in a show called Gems of the Ocean last year at this venue and had a great time over the weekend in Yachats.
The “World Heritage Sites International Challenge Art Quilts” will be at the Yachats Commons, Feb 24 and 25, 2018 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.
The concept for the International Quilt Challenge was born in 2003, after Izumi Takamori, owner of The Pin Cushion, a quilting store in Tokyo, Japan, met Sue Cutsogeorge of Eugene, Oregon during a quilters tour of Japan. Since then, Ms. Takamori and her quilting friends have challenged artists in various countries. Themes of past exhibits have included the alphabet, world currency, world festivals, world painters, world fairy tales, and now for the second time World Heritage Sites.
The current group of quilts debuted at the 2016 Handmade Makers Show in Yokohama, November 2016. Since that time, the quilts have toured Japan and South Korea and now the US. A large number of the US quilts have been made by fiber artists from the Pacific Northwest, including Yachats artist Ruth Bass.
Quilters in each of three nations, the USA, Japan, and South Korea were given a list of 30 World Heritage Sites. Thirty quilters from each nation represented one of the heritage sites in a piece of fiber art. The result is 90 small quilts hung vertically on panels for each World Heritage Site allowing you to compare the work of one nation to the next.
The show is a benefit for the Yachats Library Move Project. The city library is moving into the 501 Building, adjacent to the Commons. Admission is a suggested donation of $5.00. High Tea and refreshments will be available for purchase. An additional exhibit of art quilts created by local artists will be also be on display and for sale.
This wonderful, colorful event is brought to you by Polly Plumb Productions, and the community of Yachats, Oregon. Polly Plumb Productions is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization that was formed in 2015 by Burgundy Featherkile and Linda Hetzler. PPP produces diverse, artistic, colorful, whimsical, musical and intelligent arts and cultural programming that embraces and reflects the inclusive and eclectic nature of our Yachatian residents and visitors. Other PPP events include the Yachats Celtic Music Festival, celebrating its 18th year in Nov. 2018.
Please visit https://pollyplumb.org/
I would like to give Linda Steller, organizer for the World Heritage Sites challenge, for her work in shipping and scheduling the quilts.
My site was the Notre Dame Cathedral of Chartres, which I’ve written about a number of times throughout it’s creation, with the the most recent entry here.