Shows and Exhibits

Threads That Bind – Show at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Gallery

My 18′ x 40″ quilt from recycled materials, The Recycled Love (2018) is part of the  – Threads That Bind Central Oregon SAQA exhibit at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Gallery, downtown Bend, Oregon that opened August 3, 2018 and is running through August 2018.

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, downtown Bend, Oregon

I did not get to attend the opening but luckily I met a friend for lunch the morning of the show’s opening. After our lunch we peeked into the gallery and luckily the pieces were already hung in preparation for the evening’s opening.

I took photos quickly as I needed to return to work – here are images from the show (apologies to the artists for the less than stellar photo images of their amazing quilts – the quilts were all perfect rectangles unlike my camera image portrays!):


Each art quilt had a placard with the name of the piece and the artist’s name, but I wish the Artist Statements were also displayed. Our SAQA group met in June at one of the member’s gorgeous homes (the house was a piece of art itself!) and we took turns unveiling our pieces and sharing our Artist Statements/the background on each piece.

The art quilts in this show each have an amazing story and I am sorry I cannot share those stories with you (I should have taken notes at the unveiling). I do remember part of one story, a piece by the incredibly talented Jan Tetzlaff – it was inspired her trip to South Africa and seeing the prison where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for for 27 years:


In case you are new to my blog, you can read more about my piece The Recycled Love in this post – The Recycled Love.

Creativity takes courage.

– Henri Matisse

27 thoughts on “Threads That Bind – Show at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Gallery”

  1. The Professionals. Big Time. If I could get my photography in an art gallery, it would be a challenge to keep me humble. I would definitely be pulling up in a black surburban and expecting a red carpet interview. Have a couple of friends with cameras taking photos.

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    1. Thank you. Oh by the way – I have not been able to post comments to your blog, so just know I am reading and enjoying but not able to commit – getting weird error message.


  2. Woweee, your work is everywhere these days… I feel like I know a celebrity! So many beautiful quilts on display, and it’s lucky you were able to get in for a look on your way to work, so we could all take the guided tour with you. Thank you! 😊

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    1. I am so glad your threshold for what you consider a “celebrity” is low and I can fit in that category – ha! You know I am no Ed Sheeran 😉
      But thank you!


  3. As usual, the quilts are amazing. I love all vibrant colors! Love YOUR quilt too!!

    I have been wondering where you’ve been. I haven’t seen your posts in my feed for awhile. Not sure if I’ve just missed them or what. (Sorry if I did miss some posts).

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  4. I loved seeing the variety of ways the theme was interpreted! I would think, “That one is going to be my favorite.” Then I would scroll down and think, “No, that one.” And it just kept going like that, extending and deepening the meaning of the theme and making me think in new ways. Great!

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