International Challenge Quilt Show – World Heritage Sites
A display of the 2016 International Challenge Art Quilt Show will be held at the Commons Building in Yachats, Oregon.
February 24-25, 2018
Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
Admission – Suggested donation $5.00
The current group of quilts debuted at the 2016 Handmade Makers Show in Yokohama, November 2016. Since that time, they have toured Japan and South Korea, and are now touring the US. A large number of the US quilts have been made by fiber artists from the Pacific Northwest, including Yachats artist Ruth Bass.
The concept for the International Quilt Challenge was born in 2003, after Izumi Takamori, owner of The Pin Cushion, a quilting store in Tokyo, Japan, met Sue Cutsogeorge of Eugene, Oregon during a quilters tour of Japan. Since then, Ms. 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, world fairy tales, and now for the second time World Heritage Sites.
Quilters in each of three nations, the USA, Japan, and South Korea, were given a list of 30 WorldHeritage Sites. 30 quilters from each nation represented one of the heritage sites in a piece of fiber art. The result is 90 small quilts, hung vertically on panels for each World Heritage Site, so you may compare the work of one nation to the next.
- Admission is a suggested donation of $5.00
- High tea and refreshments will be available for purchase.
- An additional exhibit of art quilts created by local artists will also be on display and for sale.
- This show is a benefit for the Yachats Library Move Project. (The city is planning a move of the current library into the “501 Building” (address: 501 Hwy 101), adjacent to the Commons building.)
Quilts by local artists will be on display and for sale during the International quilt show.
Below is a sample of what will be available.
Photo at top of this article: Quilt “Mesa Verde” created by Ruth Bass