Wednesday, April 6, 2016

First Friday

I haven't been able to make it out to First Friday in awhile, but this week I made a point of going. Too much work and not enough play lately.......(fun day with my daughter on Sunday though!)

The exhibit is called "Novel Idea" where the quilters read the community book and make a quilt that depicts it. The book was called Euphoria by Lily King- English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers' deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, he is on the verge of suicide when an encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry, mercurial husband Fen, pulls him back from the brink.
I think the exhibit does a great job and makes me want to go read the book. I'd say that was successful. 
Here's a few that caught my eye.

They also allowed masks to be made. These were pretty incredible.

I hope you enjoyed this post! First Friday is always so unique!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  1. Lori que libro mas interesante.
    Pienso que no esta en español, seguiré buscando,
    los edredones, son trabajos impresionantes,

  2. I'm so sorry I didn't get a chance to see the show. What a wonderful collection of quilts!! Great pictures.

  3. Some pretty incredible work here!
    "Novel Idea"--What a cool concept.

  4. Oh I did totally enjoy seeing all these wonderful pieces...I especially love the Beach cabins...with those pom-poms--lovely...hugs, Julierose

  5. Wow! I read the book (a good read based on Margaret Mead's experiences) and some of the quilts are spot on (like "totally reminds me of the book") and some are probably more symbolic (like "hmmm, how are they tying that in to the book?"). But all are wonderful to see! Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a diverse display! The book description is captured in the art work in so many different ways!l

  7. Some very interesting pieces in that show. I love the blackbird shape on that one piece. Sounds like an intriguing book.

    I always enjoy their presentations when I come down to visit. Wider what will be there when I visit in July?

    Thanks for sharing a peek.

  8. It's always interesting to discover something new ! I love the elephant with its boots !

  9. Such a wide range of interpretations! Amazing quilts and masks. It makes me want to read the book too!

  10. These are all amazing / thank you for sharing!

  11. The Novel Idea exhibits at the PNW Quilt Show are one of my favorites to walk through. Thanks for sharing. I like seeing the interpretation of the novel in the different quilts.

  12. Awesome exhibit! I love seeing all the individual and varied interpretations.

  13. provocative quilts and masks. Thanks for sharing. I just made some liberated african huts.

  14. My mind does not work the way these artistic quilters do. I would not make a good art style quilter but I surely admire those that do.

  15. I always enjoy these posts. Thanks for taking the time to photograph and share so many of the inspiring quilts. I am just now getting caught up on my blog reading and yours is full of good stuff! You've been busy!


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