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International Challenge Art Quilts Show – World Fairy Tales Theme
October 27, 2018
One event on October 28, 2018 at 1:00 am
Saturday and Sunday, 10AM TO 4PM
The World Fairy Tales exhibit features works of 90 art quilters from the USA, Japan, and France, each representing one of 30 Fairy Tales in a piece of fiber art. The result is 90 small quilts, hung vertically on panels that are organized by Fairy Tale, so viewers can compare the interpretation of one nation’s artist to the next.
This is a display of the 2015 International Challenge. The art quilts have been exhibited in Japan and France, and are now touring the US. A large number of the US quilts have been made by fiber artists from the Pacific Northwest, including Yachats artist, Ruth Bass.
Bass said, “We have an international exhibit of art quilts coming to Yachats, with many pieces that would be worthy of any museum collection. One of the goals of the show is to introduce art quilting to local residents as well as visitors to the area. Art quilts do not typically follow the patterns used in traditional quilting. Instead, artists use fabric and other materials to build conceptual creations based on a theme, design or simply the artist’s imagination.”
The concept for the International Quilt Challenge was born in 2003, after Izumi Takamori, owner of The Pin Cushion, a quilting store in Tokyo, met Sue Cutsogeorge of Eugene during a quilters tour of Japan. Since then, 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 and world heritage sites.
The quilt in the photograph was created by Kathy Kerler for the International Quilt Show. It will be on display at this show.
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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. Other PPP events include the Yachats Celtic Music Festival, celebrating its 18th year with this year’s festival on November 9-11, 2018.