World Fairy Tale Quilts
Emerald Art Center, December 3 through January 5. Opening Reception: December 14th
The exhibit features 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 for each Fairy Tale, so viewers can compare the work of one nation to the next.
The art quilts have toured 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 local artists: Janet Hiller, Diane English, Jae McDonald and Laura Jaskowski.
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.
Samples from local artists: