Two Libraries

There was no sewing yesterday, but I did go out to the library exhibits I've been wanting to see for the past week. The sun was even out for a while, and we haven't seen the sun in quite some time.

First, I headed to the main branch of the Hillsboro Public Library where there is an exhibit from a group called High Fiber Diet. They are a group of about 30 and a part of the Columbia Fiber Arts Guild in Portland. It occurred to me that their "What's Blue to You?" exhibit seemed kind of familiar, and it's true that I'd seen some of their quilts at the Stitches in Bloom quilt show last year. I've shared some of those images with you before. You can see them here at this old blog post. Yesterday, I was able to see quite a few more of them, and I'll just post them mostly without narrative for you to see. Here's the little blurb about the exhibit. I'm hoping you can read it for yourself.

Here are the quilts:

This next one appealed to the scuba diver in me. I love those silvery fish.

"Haunting" was the word that popped into my head with this next one. Beautiful thread work.

Who can't relate to new clothes on the first day of school?

The piecing was interesting...mostly done in triangles.

These next few didn't seem to fit with the rest of the exhibit, but I'm showing them anyway. Nice work.

So...that was fun. Then I went on to the North Plains Public Library where my Snowbirds quilt is on display. I really had no idea what to expect. The library building is small, but very nice.

Telling you about displaying a quilt at the North Plains Public Library is the epitome of a "humble brag". It's a humble venue, in a humble and tiny town. This next image pretty much shows you the whole town of North Plains, Oregon (Pop. 2029 in 2013).

Nevertheless, it was a nice venue for displaying a quilt. You can't see it in this image, but there is a large skylight just above the quilt, and it was beautifully lit. Also, it's the first thing you see as you walk through the front door. Pretty cool.

The last time I posted this many pictures, I got messed up with the delivery service that posts to my Cat Patches Facebook page. I've created these as low resolution as possible, and I'm hoping I don't mess myself up again.

So that was my Monday. Today I have a little housework, but then I'll get back to the sewing machine. I want to make a quilt back for the Quilting Snowladies, and then I think I'll get started on another scrappy blue table topper.

5 comments from clever and witty friends:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Wonderful fiber arts show and how cool to have the "welcoming' quilt hanging at the other venue.

gpc said...

Your quilt looks amazing! Some of those arty ones are interesting, lovely work of course. But I have an older fashioned view of quilts, I guess. Of course that figures, given my increasingly advanced age. :)

Lyndsey said...

The snowbirds looks fabulous displayed like that. It really owns the space. The fiber art on display is amazing, thanks for sharing the photos.

Dana Gaffney said...

Wow, they hung your quilt in the best spot, congratulations! The other show is pretty impressive, I really like the one you called Haunting, that would have been the perfect name for it.

Kate said...

How fun to walk in and see your quilt first thing. Lots of details on the "blue" quilts. Lots of "wow!" factor there. Thanks for sharing.