The twelfth annual Around the Block Fiber Arts Stroll takes place 12:00 noon-4:00 p.m. July 5 at sponsoring businesses in downtown Sisters, Oregon. The fiber art stroll is a free, self-guided walk featuring more than 25 artist demonstrations and special exhibits of textile related arts and quilting. Visitors will be able to engage in “hands on” activities with a number of the artists. Fiber Art Stroll maps can be found in participating businesses that host the artists, the Stitchin’ Post and at Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce.
The goal of the event is to increase the awareness and showcase fiber arts to the public while honoring the work of fiber artists from a broad range of mediums. The event will provide artists with a quality environment to present their work to the public.
The Fiber Arts Stroll artists share and demonstrate their textile work including weaving, felting, hand knitting, tiles, fabric dyeing, basketry, quilting and more. Artists are selected on the basis of originality of their work and adherence to a “fiber arts” theme. The Sunday event kicks off a week of festivities for the 40th Annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.
For more information, call 541-549-1004 or visit www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org.
AROUND THE BLOCK FIBER ARTISTS AND MERCHANTS LIST
12th annual Around the Block Fiber Arts Stroll Presented by Clearwater Gallery
2015 Fiber Arts Stroll Artists & Locations:
Clearwater Gallery: Tonye B. Philips – “Birds, Baskets and Buildings” Fabric and fiber arts
Clearwater Gallery: Tricia Biesmann & Cindy Summerfield – Nuno Felting with natural fibers
Common Threads: High Desert Rug Hookers
Pauline Springs Books: Marieclaire Van Dam – Bookmaking and fabric art
Gary Cooley Collection Gallery: Sharyl McCulloch – Fiber Art Knitting & knotted accessories
The Hen’s Tooth Pat Riddle – Wool needle work
Hood Avenue Art: Stephanie Stanley – Weaver,scarves & shawls
Beacham’s Clock Co.: Myrna Dow – Hand wrapped fabric frame mats
Ken Scott’s Imagination Gallery: Helen Brisson, – Sculpted bowls & watercolor on fabrics
The Paper Place: Linda Piacentini-Yaple – Fiber inspired artist books & sketchbooks
Bedouin & Navigator News: Linda Gettmann, Handwoven towels, felted hats & bags
Studio Redfield Gallery: Kathy Deggendorfer, Susanne Redfield and Maren Burck – Printed and hand painted tea towels
Melvin’s Fir Street Market: Kristin Shields, Hand stitching on applique animals, hand-dyed fabric, and greeting cards
Sisters Drug & Gift: Judy Paulsmeyer – Hand knitting
Sundance Shoes: Natalie V Mason – Fabric design, digital & block prints
Sisters Log Furniture: HEARTWARMERS, Blankets & fabric bears to support cancer patients
The Jewel Arts Gallery: Kerry Vine – Beaded jewelry
Ear Expressions: Joyce Burk Brown – Fabric inspirational/prayer flags
The Stitchin’ Post: Nancy Russell – Spinning fiber
Twigs: Jean Wells & Judy Hoiness – Mixed media collaborations
The Culver House: Margaret Doty – Antique Japanese Kimono fabrics with hand block printing
Mackenzie Creek Mercantile: Jean Nave – Pine needle basketry
Alpaca by Design: Liz McDannold – Wet & Nuno Felt accessories & décor
Blue Burro Imports: Jan Isbel – Felted fiber art & accessories
Pieceful Expressions: Eric & Nicole Gunson – Pattern designers & quilt makers
FivePine Lodge: Umpqua Valley Quilt Guild – “Strands of Jewels” quilts in the lodge
Sisters City Hall: Two Rivers, Three Sisters. 17-panel quilt installation
Sisters Public Library: MIX – In the Extreme, Quilt Exhibit
Sisters Chamber of Commerce: Penny Byrd & Karen Wykes – Wish Upon a Card Fabric Post Cards, demonstration, sale and auction
Thanks to Stroll sponsors: Clearwater Gallery, Common Threads, The Hen’s Tooth, Paulina Springs Book Store, and Sisters Coffee Company.
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and inspire the public about the art of quilting and to enhance the cultural and economic vitality of the schools and community of Sisters and Central Oregon. We accomplish this through a series of annual events, most notably the largest outdoor Quilt Show in the world held on the second Saturday of July. The 40th annual event will be July 11, 2015. www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org