“Quilted Together” Art Exhibition


January 19, 2024    
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Cannon Beach Gallery
1064 S. Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR, 97110, Cara

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The Cannon Beach Arts Association & Gallery is proud to present “Quilted Together.” A fine art exhibition celebrating all things quilt!

There will be an opening reception and demonstration on January 19th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

The exhibit will run from January 19th to February 18th.

Quilting has a storied history, steeped in tradition and cultural significance. Dating back centuries, it has been a means of preserving stories, narratives, and memories. The careful selection of fabric, the meticulous cutting, the precise stitching, and the artful arrangement of colors and patterns all work together to create a masterpiece that speaks volumes about its creator.

In the realm of fine art, quilts have become increasingly recognized and celebrated for their artistic merit. Modern quilters, drawing inspiration from diverse sources such as nature, architecture, and even abstract concepts, continue to push boundaries and challenge our perceptions of what quilting can be.

Be prepared to be captivated by the craftsmanship, creativity, and sheer beauty emanating from the quilts of Becky deVries-Wong, Joshua Pickens, Laurie Caplan, Patti McGregor, and stain glass by Ken Fox.

In the world of quilting there are a wide variety of techniques used to create the many styles of quilts that are only limited by your imagination. Becky, will be demonstrating a few of the hand techniques that have been used in vintage quilts and are gaining popularity again. She will have a few samples of each technique to view as well as showing you how they are created.

English Paper Piecing : Sometimes referred to asd EPP, is a form of quilt making that uses paper templates to wrap fabric around and hand sew into a mosaic style of design. It’s a great method for fussy cutting fabric and highlighting a motif or design from fabric.

Stamped Quilt Piecing: Rubber stamps to provide more precision to making your quilt templates. Rubber stamp templates have both a cutting and a sewing line for accuracy . Most sewn together by hand. Some do use machines to sew some together. Similar to EPP, but no paper needed.

Hand Applique : Applique is ornamental needlework in which pieces or patches of fabric are sewn onto a larger background fabric to create a picture or design. Creating motifs and designs from layers of fabric. There are many ways to produce applique by hand or machine depending on the desired effect.

Broderie Perse: Popular in the late 18th century it is French for Persian Embroidery. A technique where elements , such as flowers, birds, animals….are cut from fabric and applique onto another background.