Creative Inspiration, Special Events

QuiltWorks Gallery July 2018, Part II

Are you ever intimidated by the work of other artists? I struggle at times between feelings of inspiration and intimidation but I try to focus on INSPIRATION.

This post is part two of the posts on the July 2018 QuiltWorks Gallery exhibits. In the previous post, QuiltWorks Gallery July 2018, Part I , and in this post I will share images from the other side of the gallery – the show of the Featured Quilter Betty Gientke.

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Betty is a member of my SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) group and an unbelievably talented art quilter. Her use of color and her color palettes are amazing and very inspirational (note I am focusing on “inspiration” not “intimidation”, ha!)

Betty gave me permission to share the images from the show and here she is at her show:

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Here are some of my favorite pieces from the show – enjoy!

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And then there was this piece. Mind blown. The photos do not capture how spectacular it is:

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Turquoise and Orange – what an incredibly yummy color combination. In addition to the impressive palette, she had many different fabric textures in her pieces.

I took photos of the Artist Statement of several of her pieces but forgot to tie them with the piece, so I am just going to share some of her Artist Statements below alone. Even without the piece to directly connect them to it is still interesting to read about her inspiration for each piece:

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I am fascinated by Artist Statements, especially since I realize the work/thought that goes into writing them (see post Recycled Love (“What’s On My Lap” and Artist Statements, Part III)).

Well the weekend grows near and I hope you all have summer fun or summer crafting planned.

My beloved sister in laws (both quilters) are in town for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (Saturday July 14) and I took time off work to go play with them. Terry the Quilting Husband (TTQH) and I are taking them quilt shop hopping around Central Oregon!


The important thing for you is to be alert, to question, to find out, so that your own initiative may be awakened. – Bruce Lee

14 thoughts on “QuiltWorks Gallery July 2018, Part II”

  1. Oh wow, look at those! What incredible work… The piece with the two blue/aqua pools in it is stunning, and I loved reading the stories behind each piece in the artist’s statements too. It’s also so clever how the river in “All the Rivers Run Into the Sea” breaks out of the edge of the quilt and keeps on flowing! Thanks for sharing these inspirational (and not intimidating 😀) photos!

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  2. Tierney thank you so much for making my quilts look so good. Your photos are terrific! Intimidation? HA! Central Oregon has so many fabulous quilters it was hard to say yes to Marilyn’s third request. I would encourage everyone to put yourself out there if for no other reason than to see what you’ve accomplished. It’s fun to see your work through someone else’s eyes. Thank you for sharing my quilts.

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